Reasonable Doubt: Marketing Big Hip Hop

I thought hip hop was supposed to be rebellious. You know, that it would Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. But now it seems that Big Hip Hop has become what… Continue reading

Yeezus, Mary and Joseph. It’s Here.

There’s no other way to say it. Kanye Is Back. But…did he ever leave? A persistence in our persistent feed, Yeezy is a man of many words. And even though they’re all over… Continue reading

Devon Powers Explains, There Is No “New Boss”: There Is No “New” Narrative

Since the last time we spoke, Patrick Stickles “publicly” “attacked” me on twitter about the review I wrote of his show. It was awesome and ended well. I think we’re friends now. (When… Continue reading

Gender Punk Politics With Titus Andronicus

Seeing Titus Andronicus perform is like going to a Patrick Stickles Variety Hour. The New Jersey band has played Washington, DC a fair share – but their recent show at The Black Cat… Continue reading

Come Over. Let’s Listen To Some Daft Punk.

In a perfect world, a record will stand on its own. Nothing else will matter but the track listing, the art, the personnel and the sounds of it spinning. Records should be their… Continue reading

Getting Old And Modern With Vampire Weekend

It has to be said that Ezra Koenig is one of the most underrated vocalists, maybe, of all time. He has the ability to control his consonants and vowels unlike any other singer out there.… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? WAMPIRE, Milk Music, SSGs and Chance

There has been too much negativity on this website lately. Just today, a friend told me “you write angry sometimes.” Thanks, Joe. So, in an effort to get some good vibes going on… Continue reading

Constructive Criticism? Let Me Riff About Deerhunter For A Bit

Lately I’ve spent a lot of time questioning my musical taste on a lot of different levels. But the experience of forcing myself to listen to records I don’t like, more than once, has… Continue reading

I Bury The Hatchet And Listen To Born To Run: The Biggest Surprise Piano Record Of My Life (So Far.)

So here we are. I’m going to listen to Bruce Springsteen. Having since been called a martyr because I’m exploiting my musical identity to do something I hate, to write about it, I feel… Continue reading

Klosterman On My Mind: I Plan To Kill My Musical Soul By Way Of The Boss

Because I just finished reading (and writing about) Chuck Klosterman’s Killing Yourself To Live, I have a lot of my mind. I’m thinking about the way he can divert your eyes with a paragraph chocked-full… Continue reading