Articles by Scott T. Sterling

Freedom Fry and Vic Mensa Turn Up “Happy Little Thoughts” Remix

The original version was recorded at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.

Vic Mensa Takes You to South Side Chicago in “MACHIAVELLI” Short Film

The film juxtaposes West African imagery and Gordon Parks–styled photography to reflect the rapper’s rebirth as a resident of Chicago.

The Go-Go’s Endorse New ’80s American Girl Doll “Courtney”

Courtney comes with Lip Smackers, Care Bare pajamas, and a mom running for mayor.

Kito, ZHU, and Jeremih Dance the Pain Away in “Follow” Visual

The clip features Caleb Bonney and Stephen Ojo, most recently seen in Beyoncé’s “Black Is King.”

Going Back to the Future With Detroit’s ’90s Space-Rock Revolution

Third Man comp “Southeast of Saturn” remembers the Motor City’s vibrant shoegaze era.

M.I.A. Takes “CTRL” on Storming New Single

The Sri Lankan rapper/vocalist casually quotes Beth Ditto and Gossip.

Son Lux and William Bell Shine Light on the Shadows with “Only (Chasing You)”

Echoes of David Sylvian, Rhye and the streets of Berlin linger in the minimal track. 

Al Green Shouts Out Artist Behind Viral “Algreen’s” Photo

Artist Cassius K1ng got the ultimate approval from the Reverend himself.

Groove Armada Take Caturday to the Dogs with “Lover 4 Now” Video

The single from new album “Edge of the Horizon” features house legend Todd Edwards.

Notorious B.I.G.’s Crown Tops Sotheby’s First Hip-Hop Auction

Also on the docket: a collection of love letters written by a 16-year-old Tupac Shakur.

Public Enemy Art Show Celebrates 30 Years of “Fear of A Black Planet”

Black Book Gallery in Colorado will feature works by Shepard Fairey, CYCLE, and Chuck D himself. 

The Avalanches Unite with International Space Orchestra for “Wherever You Go” Video

The collaboration with NASA and SETI is a truly interstellar affair.

Josh Homme, Cherry Glazerr, and More Will Honor Joe Strummer’s Birthday with Live Stream

A Song for Joe will include never-before-seen live footage of the late Clash singer.

Cardi B Confronts Joe Biden on What “Her Generation” Wants From the Next President

The “WAP” star interviewed the self-proclaimed “Joey B” via Zoom. 

First Aid Kit Go “On the Road Again” to Benefit Crew Nation

The duo return with a cover of the Willie Nelson classic.

Devo’s Annual 5K Race Goes Virtual for 2020

The fourth annual run/walk moves from Akron to social media.

Afel Bocoum Tells the Undeniable Truth with “Penda Djiga”

The gorgeous animated video is the latest advance from the forthcoming studio effort, “Lindé.” 

Hayley Williams Has a Moment with Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”

She calls the cover “the last of the self serenades.”


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