Essays

Essays

Forth Wanderers' Ava Trilling on Touring with Panic Disorder

"Every time I would tell people about the tour I was told how great an opportunity it was. This was encouraging, but I couldn’t help but feel guilty—this great opportunity only brought me dread."
Ava Trilling
3.11.19
Essays

How Alison Mosshart's Onstage Prowl Changed Music

Eleven years after the release of The Kills' 'Midnight Boom,' Mosshart's ferocious fearlessness is something that indie rock still desperately needs.
Sarah MacDonald
3.6.19
Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
Essays

'Leaving Neverland' Is a Reckoning for Michael Jackson Fans

The HBO documentary asks viewers to bear witness to the allegations of abuse against the late pop star.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
3.4.19
Essays

What Getting Taylor Swift "In Her Own Words" Really Means

As magazines reinvent the format of the celebrity profile, they spark questions about how much truth their audience is actually getting from today's biggest artists.
Kate Dries
2.28.19
Essays

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Is a Real "Small Charcoal Grill" of an Album

'thank u, next' is the reality of looking at your palm and realizing you tattooed “Japanese BBQ fingers” instead of “7 Rings.”
Kristin Corry
2.12.19
grammys 2019

Drake Couldn't Save the Grammys

Even when the Grammys are good, they aren't very interesting.
Myles Tanzer
2.11.19
Remembering Things

One of Three 6 Mafia's Best Albums Is a Y2K-Obsessed Crunk Side Project

DJ Paul looks back, twenty years after the release of the Tear Da Club Up Thugs' Southern hip-hop classic 'CrazyNDaLazDayz.'
Gary Suarez
2.4.19
Holy Shit

We Are So Lucky That Vampire Weekend Are Back

The New York band is and always has been very good. Period.
Sarah MacDonald
1.31.19
Noisey News

Dr. Luke Still Casts A Shadow Over Kim Petras’ Success

The Charli XCX collaborator was nominated for a GLAAD award. But should organisations like GLAAD be honouring artists who work with alleged abusers?
Shaad D’Souza
1.30.19
Essays

40 Years Later, Robert Ashley's 'Private Parts' Is Still a Hilarious Mystery

The composer's recently reissued record is a spoken piece about philosophical abstractions with jokes about jerking off. There's still little else like it.
Drew Daniel
1.29.19
Essays

I'm a 26-Year-Old Black Woman and I Love Dave Matthews Band

I'm not what people think of when they envision a typical fan of the band that could be considered the epitome of "white people music," and this is my story.
Char Adams
1.28.19
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