Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution

Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution

By Michael Denning

28 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

The soundtrack to decolonization is heard in Havana’s son, Rio’s samba, New Orleans’ jazz, Buenos Aires’ tango, Seville’s flamenco, Cairo’s tarab, Johannesburg’s marabi, and more....

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Shrines of Supremacy: The Five Best Riverside Songs (So Far)

By Jordan Blum

28 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

With Love, Fear and the Time Machine, arriving next month, it's worth discussing why these five tracks make Polish quartet Riverside one of the best modern prog rock bands....

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J.J. Fad Left Out of 'Straight Outta Compton' Despite a 'Supersonic' Success>

The success of J.J. Fad’s infectious single, “Supersonic", and its Dr. Dre co-produced album that followed, played a role in establishing Ruthless as a legitimate enterprise, forging a path for the breakout success of N.W.A....

The Tallest Man on Earth Isn’t Loneliest Man on Earth For This Tour>

'Straight Outta Compton' and 'Hamilton' Speak to Modern Protests Through Hip-hop>

Carly Rae Jepsen Surprises With 'Emotion', Her New Album With an Edge>


Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne's Meltdown Festival>

Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock. ...

Day Wave's Dreamy NYC Debut (EP Stream + Photos)>

Jarryd James Delivers Soulful Electro-R&B in First NYC Show>

Vestiges of the Canadian Prairie: An Interview with Andy Shauf at Newport Folk Festival>

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