Posts from the ‘Music’ category

TBT: RIP Pete Seeger

  Famed folk singer Pete Seeger died earlier this week, and I want to use this TBT to commemorate him as best I can. Unfortunately, I’m…

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Macklemore’s Grammys and the Future of Rap

  It was pretty clear leading into the Grammys that there would be controversy if Macklemore’s The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City…

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TBT: Ms. Hill, Then and Now

I first discovered the 1998 megahit The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill upon starting high school. It was a personally turbulent time in which I reevaluated my…

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TBT: Remembering Pavement

  With its former frontman Stephen Malkmus releasing his new band’s latest album Wig Out at Jagbags last week, now seems like as good a time as…

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Poor Old Shine’s Folk Revival

  “Traditional” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of a crew of twenty-somethings touring the country playing Americana music.…

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In Appreciation of Yeezus

  The lights go out and all voices go up. Luminescent screens dot the darkness, and a single white beam comes down from the rafters to…

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