Wednesday, January 21 2015
Drawing from the legacy of the Beatles and the Velvet Underground, the still-young group Ultimate Painting made quite a splash in 2014.
Monday, January 19 2015
Lesbians are willing to answer some of your questions, but their patience is wearing thin and it’s more enjoyable to mock the “ignorant shit” than to get angry about it.
Thursday, January 15 2015
The closure of several DIY music venues on Williamsburg's Kent Avenue pose critical questions about the identity of independent music in the present day.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
PopMatters meets the founder of the occult-influenced UK project to talk about its fascinating new album/aural mausoleum The Underworld Service.
Monday, January 12 2015
Acoustic finger-picker left the archival folk behind to arrive at a psychedelic 1960s-influenced style on his 10th album, Way Out Weather. The trick, he says, it not to overthink things.
Monday, December 22 2014
Sony’s cancellation of the 25 December screening of The Interview may not be the free speech catastrophe that it's being made out to be.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.
Friday, December 12 2014
This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
Coming off of the tour of their life, dance mavens the Presets talk about their influences, Chicago house music, and a sneak peak of what we can expect in their next whole decade.
Tuesday, December 2 2014
Jen Wood did a duet with the Postal Service, but has an amazing solo career all her own -- as well as an invisible Lasso of Truth, we're told.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
The Star Wars universe is a microcosmical example of the long-standing battle over the necessity of narrativity in shaping our lives.
Monday, November 24 2014
Force Majeure is a brutal film, and not just because of the avalanche. Johannes Kuhnke stretched himself for this awards season buzz pick, and often in very surprising ways.
Veronica Roth's Divergent series undermines all that we try to teach our young women about self-worth and the importance of maintaining autonomy and control over one’s body and mind.
Thursday, November 20 2014
In a rare interview, iamiwhoami's Jonna Lee opens up about the project's development, its future, and the two full-length albums she scrapped along the way to making the stunning blue.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
Starring in a film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is an intimidating prospect (especially when it's in 3D), but not only did Héloise Godet rise to the challenge, she's starting to get rave reviews of her own.
Friday, November 14 2014
While owning a record may seem commonplace, some artists hold the controversial view that these "postcards" actually ruin the musical landscape.
Thursday, November 13 2014
The veteran indie singer-songwriter discusses the past, present, and future of the Dismemberment Plan, how D'Angelo and Pearl Jam influenced their music, and what it's like to grow up making records.
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Margaret Brown chides at questions about being a female filmmaker, but that's nothing compared to the subjects of her film The Great Invisible, dealing with the personal toll that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill took on people's livelihoods.
Monday, November 10 2014
James Muschler, drummer for EDM and dubstep infused jazz trio Moon Hooch, discusses his group's new record, being shut down by the cops, and finding happiness in jazz.
Pink Floyd’s concept album The Wall is a key example of an artwork that the studies of the musical theatre are missing out.