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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
4 days ago
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
9.14.18
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
8.27.18
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
8.15.18
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
8.6.18
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
6.29.18
blind spots

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

After a stint of shows in Chicago where Thursday played their iconic albums 'Full Collapse' and 'War All The Time' in full, Rickly sat down with Noisey to recoup from performing by listening to some psychedelic and abrasive jazz.
Josh Terry
6.27.18
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
6.25.18
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
6.21.18
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
4.10.18