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South By Southwest gives you a pretty rare opportunity. If you sit at the corner of East 6th Street and Trinity in its home of Austin, Texas on the Tuesday when the bulk of the conference—the sections devoted to technology, film, comedy, sports, and more—wraps up, and just before the music portion begins, you can actually hear the sound of money fleeing the music industry in a mad panic. Companies like Samsung, Google, and...
Okay, it's my birthday so allow me one silly-hearted post. Selena Gomez looks like she is an absolute gem to take shots and dance on a bar with, and since that's what I feel like doing this evening, this video of her hanging out in Texas is really speaking to me. Maybe she will show up in Brooklyn later tonight and repeat all this to help me to ring in 28? That's highly doubtful,...
Post-Haste is a new column that lets us deal with album reviews in our own damn time. The unexpected drop may be great for sales--or clicks--but it's terrible for criticism. It's terrible because music, especially pop music, is meant to grow and breathe and live inside your life with you. That's when you arrive at the kind of writing like Lester Bangs' ecstatically anguished screed on Astral Weeks (recently cited by Amanda Petrusich...
“If you think about #R8 not as an album but as an endurance piece testing the limits of stan culture then that’s kinda cool,” I tweeted last November. At that point, we were about 36 months into the Great Rihcession of the early-mid aughts, so I’d had tons of time to wonder what, exactly, was holding up the release of Rihanna’s eighth studio album, ANTI. There were signs of behind-the-scenes turmoil: that Kanye West had...