Form and Void: Hundred Waters and the Point of Creation

With a beloved music festival now in its fourth year, and a surprise EP setting the stage for a highly anticipated new LP, the trio are firmly inside the machine of the industry. Or so you might think. 

Rostam Basks in the “Half-Light”

After leaving Vampire Weekend, collaborating with Hamilton Leithauser, and producing just about all of your favorite pop stars, the LA-based musician is ready for his moment in the sun.

Nyege Nyege Brings Underground African Music to the Shore of the River Nile

The third running of the Ugandan music festival presents a dynamic vision of African music informed by—but not devoted to—traditional forms.

In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music

The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.

In Conversation: Ted Leo Is Building a Home

Having formally stepped away from the Pharmacists for the first time in his career, Leo is taking a new approach at this whole rock star thing.

Strike a Pose: How Voguing Helped KAYE Celebrate Her Sexuality

The San Fermin guitarist moves into her solo project with precision.

The Magazine of Champions: On the Shabby Brilliance of “Grand Royal” Magazine

In conjunction with the label of the same name, the Beastie Boys launched “Grand Royal” magazine without much of a plan. But with the help of a ramshackle editorial team that included Spike Jonze and Bob Mack, they didn’t need one.

Funky Boss: Evan Bernard Breaks Down the Greatest Hits of Nathanial Hornblower

The filmmaker—and expert in all things Beastie Boys—gives us an inside look at the music video career of MCA’s Swiss uncle, who was definitely a real person. 

Don’t Miss: White Reaper

The world’s best American band proves it all night.

Don’t Miss: Kweku Collins

From Evanston to Grant Park.

Don’t Miss: S U R V I V E

Abstract horror soundscapes: coming soon to a festival near you.

Making Mischief with Black Lips

The baddest dudes in Hotlanta know how to find the weird wherever they go.

In Conversation: With “Mellow Waves,” Cornelius Crashes on American Shores Again

It took eleven years, but the Japanese songwriter has returned.

Shabazz Palaces Is Ishmael Butler’s Path to Understanding

We speak with the Seattle legend to figure out how, exactly, he always stays one step ahead of the game.

Good Boys: Rating Dogs with Portland Experimentalists Golden Retriever

Trending up: huskies. Trending down: bull terriers. 

In Conversation: Ice Cube Is Still Steady Mobbin’

Twenty-five years after he released one of the most controversial records in hip-hop history, the LA rapper-turned–family man has regrets—but not many.

In Conversation: Algiers Expose “The Underside of Power”

Class warfare, civil rights, Donald Trump: That’s not the whole story.

La Discothèque: Phoenix on the Dancefloor Romance of “Ti Amo”

Going behind the flashing lights and breezy melodies with Deck d’Arcy and Christian Mazzalai.

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