February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
February 13, 2019
Dusk falls on Murray Hill, cloudy skies bathed in moonlight and the city lights below. Geology has its way with the streets in this secluded enclave...
January 31, 2019
This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.
December 16, 2016
There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.
November 21, 2016
It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance.
August 3, 2016
Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.
March 31, 2015
The five years between Straight Outta Compton and The Chronic were probably the most important stretch in the development of a distinctive West Coast hip hop sound.
March 28, 2015
Just a week ago I was lucky enough to catch the Warren G and DJ Quik show at the North Park Observatory. The hook was that they were performing...