Hip-hop’s greatest duos are wonders of chemistry and complementary strengths. Chuck D was Public Enemy’s politically charged brain, and Flavor Flav provided comic relief. Outkast’s Big Boi anchored Andre 3000’s offbeat creativity with solid hooks and bars. Pusha-T and Malice mixed a malevolent id and a haunted conscience as the Clipse. Kid Cudi and Kanye […]

MUSIC NEWS

The first time I heard Kanye West say he admired Donald Trump was on my birthday, when news broke of the rapper telling a Saint Pablo tour crowd in San Jose, “If I voted, I would’ve voted on Trump.” Some gift, I thought, just days after an Election Night spent getting powerfully drunk with friends […]

MUSIC NEWS

Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill is out here respecting the late King of New York. The Philadelphia rapper has saluted rap icon Notorious B.I.G. on his birthday. Meek Milly went to Instagram Monday (May 21) with a reference to the music heavyweight. Jewels polished… we pray to Christopher Wallace! A post shared by Meek Mill […]

LOCAL

For a band 14 years and seven albums into their career, the Beach House experience can only be described as phenomenally untroubled. The personal turbulence and aesthetic sputters that come to plague virtually all bands seem to have passed Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally by completely. Everything has fallen into place for them at exactly […]

MUSIC NEWS

Kanye West recently sat down with Charlamagne Tha God for a rare interview to discuss a bevy of topics ranging from his mental breakdown and wife Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery to his relationship with JAY-Z.  Ye, who has been a huge topic of conversation since his return to Twitter, was back to his blonde hair, and dressed in a […]

ENTERTAINMENT

The first episode of this season of Westworld clocks in at 69 minutes. And sure, as a one-off extra-long installment, that’s pretty unremarkable. (You could even call it nice.) But season two’s fourth episode is a whopping hour and 11 minutes, and I’d be astonished if it’s the last episode this season to run over […]

MUSIC NEWS

Mystified about Westworld? You’re not alone. The HBO sci-fi brainteaser gave us answers to its biggest mysteries in its season-one finale — but it wouldn’t be Westworld if there weren’t even more puzzles to solve. Just as we did for season one, we’re going to follow up each episode with the myriad questions we’re pondering. The […]

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UnREAL Recurrent Season 3 Episode 8 Editor’s Rating 3 stars Complete Series Coverage Is Rachel Goldberg the least predictable character in TV history? She always manages to surprise me with her behavior – just when you see yourself on her side, she throws you for that dreaded loop again. I swore I was going to […]

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You do this every year. You try to get too much done on 4/20 and end up running yourself ragged. This year, forget getting your passport renewed and your teeth cleaned. There’s time for that some other day, like 4/21. This Friday, sit back, relax and enjoy J. Cole’s fifth studio album, which he revealed […]

MUSIC NEWS

2018 has stretched and yawned and is now fully upon us whether we like it or not.  We’re finally waking up to the fact that there’s some good new music out there if you only care to look.  It’s better to be fashionably late to the party than to not turn up at all so […]

FEATURES

Lights & Bridges – the new project from accomplished songwriter Tom Rossi – is a beautiful and calming mix of folk and alternative guitar influences. Reminiscent of classic musicians like James Taylor and also in the vein of more modern folks like Bon Iver, Rossi is no stranger to the healing power of music. Drawing […]

FEATURES

Lights & Bridges – the new project from accomplished songwriter Tom Rossi – is a beautiful and calming mix of folk and alternative guitar influences. Reminiscent of classic musicians like James Taylor and also in the vein of more modern folks like Bon Iver, Rossi is no stranger to the healing power of music. Drawing […]

FEATURES

2018 has stretched and yawned and is now fully upon us whether we like it or not.  We’re finally waking up to the fact that there’s some good new music out there if you only care to look.  It’s better to be fashionably late to the party than to not turn up at all so […]

FEATURES