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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
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
4.3.18
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
Premieres

Jazz, Drone, and Doom Collide on This Genre-Defying New Album from Messa

Stream the Italian doom-jazz quartet's lush new album, 'Feast for Water.'
Kim Kelly
3.30.18
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 favorite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
3.29.18
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
3.23.18
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
3.22.18
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
3.9.18
Noisey News

Jeff Goldblum Wants to Collaborate with Migos, Because Why Not

In an interview with VICE, Jeff Goldblum reveals how that random photo with Quavo really happened.
Kristin Corry
3.6.18
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