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Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
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
2 days ago
Scene Reports
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
New music
New music

Even More Kamasi Washington Goodness Has Arrived

'The Choice' came hidden inside the 4xLP edition of last week's 'Heaven & Earth' LP, and it arrived on streaming services this morning. The a five-song LP includes a sweet cover of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow."
Alex Robert Ross
7.2.18
blind spots
blind spots

Geoff Rickly Listens to Sun Ra's 'Space Is the Place' for the First Time

Welcome to Blind Spots, in which we force some of our favourite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
6.28.18
Essays
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
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
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 22 June.
Alex Robert Ross
4.11.18
Internet videos of paticular importance
Internet videos of paticular importance

Here's a Video of a Cat Eating Dinner, Scored by Mac DeMarco's Jazz-Funk

Some new Mac DeMarco music soundtracks Pickles's dinner experience. Pickles lives behind the garage.
Alex Robert Ross
4.4.18
Interviews
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
4.3.18
blind spots
blind spots

Joey Purp Listens to John Coltrane's ‘A Love Supreme’ for the First Time

Welcome to Blind Spots, in which we force some of our favourite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
4.3.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Genius of Thelonious Monk

The Dean reviews MAST's 'Thelonious Sphere Monk,' Monk's own 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960,' and Ornette Coleman's 'Ornette at 12/Crisis.'
Robert Christgau
3.26.18
Interviews
Interviews

Chicago Avant-Metal Stalwart Bruce Lamont Is Constantly Experimenting

Stream the musician's dark, nuanced new solo album, 'Broken Limbs Excite No Pity.'
Emily Reily
3.23.18