With a first name steeped in music history, Mick Jacobs grew up destined to make music a part of his life. He moves like Jagger but his outlook is more like Jones. His work appears in Pretty Much Amazing, Spectrum Culture, and his own website, Secondhand Setlists, where he shares his collection of setlists (50+ and counting). Feel free to follow or start a conversation with him at his Twitter, Instagram, or his LinkedIn.
Four decades in the music business is no small feat, and yet the Pet Shop Boys enter the new decade sounding just as current and catchy as the pop landscape they helped construct.
Mura Masa's RYC turns towards nostalgia and ends up stunting the promise of his previous work, although it shows a willingness to experiment that proves the producer is still one to watch.
Electropop's Shura chats with PopMatters about her latest album forevher in which she infuses soulful grooves into her sound. Shura is currently touring the US and is set to begin her European tour in November.
On her first album independent of Blonde Redhead, Kazu Makino arrives at a new stage in life, one she examines with the curiosity of a beginner.
Friendly Fires' first album in eight years, Inflorescent, brings the band's poppy, vibrant sensibilities to their full blast, a euphoria people definitely need in 2019.
"Don't you know that life is rarely ever fair?" Knowing this truth doesn't make living any easier, yet Clairo's Immunity hints at the positives of acknowledging this lesson.
On any given day, you may see Kate Tempest working as a poet. Or maybe a playwright. Or a spoken-word artist with hip-hop connections. As she celebrates the release of her third album, she reflects on where her place is in Britain's powerful cultural moment.
Prolific electronic artist and label head, Carl Craig reflects on his most recent work, the state of music today, and his illustrious career.
Experimental saxophonist and vocalist Laura Misch brings her instrument into her subtle soundscapes, crafting a vibrant but brief world in the process on Lonely City.
With his long-awaited debut, The Cure to Loneliness, Jai Wolf pleases listeners without ever leaving much to remember.
Swiss-born, Paris-dwelling pop artist, Vendredi sur Mer's debut, Premiers Émois, is as expansive, warm, and unrestrained as the ocean she takes her name from.
As far as talent goes, Lion Babe boasts it in abundance, but originality remains in short supply on their sophomore album, Cosmic Wind.
Big without the "bang", Miss Universe poignantly showcases the young talent Nilüfer Yanya coming into her own on her own terms.
As alternative rock and hip-hop overlap through Soundcloud rappers, Blaqk Audio highlights an alt-rock pivot towards electronic music with Only Things We Love.