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Photographer Kevin Cummins Has His Own Way of Looking at David Bowie

From legendary gigs in the early ’70s to studio sessions in the ’90s, Cummins’ new photography book David Bowie: Mixing Memory & Desire captures many phases of the icon’s storied career.

July 08, 2024
Reviews
John Cale, “POPtical Illusion”

Following last year’s collab-heavy solo effort, the Velvet Underground co-founder’s latest is a more personal and approachable statement stuffed with vintage violence and minimalist fury.

June 26, 2024
The Poetry of Motion: Dirty Three on 30 Years of Love Changing Everything

Warren Ellis, Mick Turner, and Jim White discuss their first new collaborative album in 12 years, out now via Drag City.

June 26, 2024
Film + TV
A Clearer Look at the Alluringly Menacing Suburbia of “Blue Velvet”

David Lynch’s quietly disturbing modern-noir masterpiece is now available in director-approved 4K UHD, courtesy of Criterion Collection.

June 25, 2024
Reviews
Various Artists, “Noise for Now Vol. 2”

This installment of the org’s benefit series builds upon its predecessor’s variety, starpower, and vitality with original recordings and other curiosities from David Byrne & Devo, Courtney Barnett, Faye Webster, and more.

June 25, 2024
Reviews
Joni Mitchell, “The Asylum Albums (1976-1980)”

The liberated blues of Hejira and the melodic complexities of Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter and Mingus found the songwriting icon more footloose than ever.

June 21, 2024
Art & CultureIn Conversation
Nona Hendryx on Achieving Her Lifelong Dream of Becoming a Cyborg with “The Dream Machine Experience”

Running through the rest of the month at NYC’s Lincoln Center, the multimedia artist discusses how the project reflects a lifetime of Afrofuturist ideas.

June 20, 2024
Reviews
Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, and J. Peter Schwalm, “Sushi. Roti. Reibekuchen.”

The collaborators’ ambient soundscape created on the spot in 1998 in Bonn, Germany sounds like a jungle-meets-musique-concrète take on Eno’s 1981 collaboration with David Byrne.

June 18, 2024
Reviews
Normani, “Dopamine”

The long-awaited debut from the Fifth Harmony alum is a sleekly chic R&B album that sticks to a one-mood-fits-all soundtrack of listless soul rather than attempting innovation.

June 17, 2024
Reviews
Man Man, “Carrot on Strings”

Honus Honus’ seventh album maintains the project’s mad experimental dips and tipsy lyricism while venturing into unexpectedly pretty new territory.

June 10, 2024
From the Outside: Power of Attorney’s Ron Aikens

50 years after singing on the sole release from the first-ever prison band studio recording, the songwriter talks beginning a new chapter with the help of Brewerytown Records’s Max Ochester.

June 04, 2024
Reviews
Alan Vega, “Insurrection”

The third collection of posthumous recordings since his passing in 2016 finds the Suicide bandleader balanced between shocking melancholy and a sense of optimism.

May 30, 2024
Reviews
Bat for Lashes, “The Dream of Delphi”

Natasha Khan’s sixth studio album is quieter and sparer than its predecessors as motherhood lends her crowded lyrics and arrangements a new sense of loving poignancy.

May 29, 2024
Film + TV
Allan Arkush on Roger Corman and the Pop Art Rebellion of “Rock ’n’ Roll High School”

The 1979 musical comedy’s director connects the dots between the late cult film figure and modernism with the Ramones in tow.

May 23, 2024
The Ballad of Ringo and Linda

Ringo Starr discusses getting a little help from his friend Linda Perry on his recent Crooked Boy EP.

May 21, 2024
Reviews
Billie Eilish, “Hit Me Hard and Soft”

The alt-pop songwriter’s intricate third full-length collaboration with her brother FINNEAS explores what it means to grow up in public and find one’s voice, both literally and figuratively.

May 17, 2024
Reviews
Yaya Bey, “Ten Fold”

The Brooklyn-based neo-soul vocalist and composer holds onto the chunky melodic hooks of her recent output while grieving the death of her father and finding room for romance and joy.

May 13, 2024
How Steve Albini Changed the Course of Music History in 15 Albums

A brief guide to the late engineering icon’s most definitive classics.

May 09, 2024
Reviews
The Lemon Twigs, “A Dream Is All We Know”

The brotherly bubblegum duo continues to channel vintage pop figures ranging from Brian Wilson to Todd Rundgren on their fifth album of exquisite harmonies and contagious melodies.

May 01, 2024
Reviews
Pet Shop Boys, “Nonetheless”

Knee deep in sweeping melancholia and clipped pop songs, the iconic synthpop duo’s latest LP is their most full-blooded effort in over a decade.

April 30, 2024
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