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Thelonious Monk: So Plain Only the Deaf Can Hear | Pitchfork
How the jazz icon cracked apart the rusted shell of the piano and opened a portal into the breathless, off-tempo grind of being black in America.
carvellwallace  pitchfork  theloniousmonk  jazz  music 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Jason Molina Charmed Will Oldham and First Got Signed | Pitchfork
In her forthcoming book Riding with the Ghost, Erin Osmon traces the curious path taken by Jason Molina, from his childhood outside Cleveland through his harrowing final days in and out of rehab for alcohol abuse.
pitchfork  jasonmolina  indierock  willoldham  music 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Car Seat Headrest Cover the Smiths’ “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”: Listen | Pitchfork
Car Seat Headrest have shared an acoustic cover of the Smiths’ song “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore.”
music  carseatheadrest  thesmiths  covers  pitchfork  indierock 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Do It All Night: The Story of Prince's Dirty Mind
It’s not entirely your fault if you don’t quite understand why Prince was such a big deal in the 1980s. In the digital era, the Minneapolis auteur has made his catalog relatively inaccessible, recently removing it from mainstream streaming services in protest of their underpayment. The strategy is principled and laudable even as it contrasts with prevailing realities, which means it’s très Prince—done with the belief that his legacy should be regarded his way. But whereas that same kind of stubborn, altruistic conviction often backfires for him now, it once made Prince the most exciting artist in the world.
MichaelangeloMatos  prince  pitchfork  music 
october 2015 by brendanmcfadden
White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene
During my first few years in Baltimore, when friends who lived elsewhere asked me about it, I said many of the same things I’d heard about it before I moved. That it was magical. That I’d never felt so at home. That the people were beautiful and purposed and supportive. If you asked me the same thing now, I’d still tell you how much I love this city. I’d also still say that living in Baltimore affords one a sense of freedom, except to add that the sense of freedom exists almost solely for non-black artists and musicians. Whatever benefits there are for non-black artists and musicians to live in and move to Baltimore are directly indebted to the majority black population of Baltimore. Our liberties come at the cost of theirs
janahunter  baltimore  race  class  society  music  pitchfork  art  whiteprivilege 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Searching for Tomorrow: The Story of Madlib and DOOM's Madvillainy
Following the 10th anniversary of Madlib and DOOM's telepathic mind meld of an album, Jeff Weiss traces the history of Madvillain and details how these two perpetually mystifying artists came together for an uncanny hip-hop classic.
music  hiphop  madvillain  madlib  mfdoom  madvillainy  pitchfork 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Medium Uncool: The CD Turns 30
Our staff marks the 30th anniversary of the compact disc with stories of second-hand triumphs, pesky scratches, insidious CD burning schemes, and more.
cd  pitchfork  music 
november 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Watch Five Classic Replacements Clips
We've collected five essential Replacements clips in light of the recent news of the band's sort-of reunion. As reported, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson have recorded a four-song covers EP, proceeds from which will benefit former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who had a stroke earlier this year. A limited edition of 250 copies will be auctioned off online. "Tommy and I strapped on guitars, not a word was said, and bang," Westerberg told Rolling Stone. "We still rock like murder."
pitchfork  thereplacements  music 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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