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The Final Sermon of Childish Gambino

Donald Glover brought his Childish Gambino act to Madison Square Garden for what he claimed was the last time. It was a weirdly religious experience.
Kristin Corry
9.18.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.15.18
Noisey Guide To

The Guide to Getting into John Coltrane's Quasi-Religious Ecstasy

Immerse yourself in the many vibrant sides of the jazz great's masterful sax work.
Jeff Andrews
9.12.18
Premieres

Mark Kozelek Tells a Weird Story on Donny McCaslin's Sharp New Single

The latest single from Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist McCaslin, who led the band on David Bowie's 'Blackstar,' is a surprisingly seamless collaboration with a monologuing Kozelek.
Alex Robert Ross
9.5.18
Noisey Mix

Take a Tour of Free-Spirited UK Jazz in International Anthem’s Noisey Mix

The Chicago label applies their boundary blending approach to this set, which digs deep on the dizzying sounds of their compatriots across the pond.
Colin Joyce
8.28.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Obviously Watch Erykah Badu's New Tiny Desk Concert

The idiosyncratic, existential soul artist warmed up with "Rimshot" before stretching out a remarkable, 12-minute "Green Eyes."
Alex Robert Ross
8.16.18
Scene Reports

These LA Artists Are Keeping Jazz Raw as Hell

Kamasi Washington and Thundercat are making jazz cool again, but they're far from the only Angelenos helping LA reclaim its status as a boundary-pushing jazz city.
Ben Grenrock
8.7.18
Essays

The Saxophone’s Unlikely Journey Out of Meme Hell

After decades of mainstream banishment, artists like Kamasi Washington are ushering in a saxophone renaissance.
Jeff Andrews
6.26.18
music videos

Give Kamasi Washington's Surreal "Street Fighter Mas" Video All the Awards

Battlecat stars alongside two real-life 'Street Fighter' pros as Washington goes in search of a worthy arcade game foe.
Alex Robert Ross
6.22.18
New music

Kamasi Washington Previews New Album 'Heaven and Earth' with Two New Songs

The follow-up to 2015's ambitious 'Epic' is due out June 22.
Alex Robert Ross
4.11.18
Interviews

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

We talked with Ozoyo, a Turkish DJ and producer, about the music scene in Istanbul and what it's like to be an artist in a country where political rights and civil liberties aren't guaranteed.
Tamara Güclü
4.2.18
Features

The Untold Story of 'The Sims,' Your First Favorite Jazz Record

The songs that soundtracked the game's Build Mode introduced millions of unknowing kids to new age jazz. The musicians behind it were just trying to make something that wouldn't interfere with your landscaping.
Alex Robert Ross
3.12.18