“If Healy can make being unable to get it up sound beautiful, your daily struggle to get someone to text you back, your teenage boredom, and your stained period panties can be beautiful too.”
“Jeremih spent an hour getting everyone good and horny, and so ‘Panda’ functioned as a collective orgasm — people literally lost their minds.”
Chance made good on the following line, too: “Make you remember how to smile good.”
You can’t understand gang violence—and you certainly can’t understand youth culture in Chicago—without thinking long and hard about music.
If Jeremih can party in Vegas the night before Summer Breeze, fly cross-country, and blow through a bang-up performance at Summer Breeze, bitching about the weather seems unreasonable. Look to Jeremih’s example. Be more like Jeremih.
Disoriented by 40 minutes of straight moshing, I could’ve sworn he was a giant flying squirrel.
“SXSW proved to us how many great artists, experiences, and people are out there: you just have to be willing to try something new.”
“Frontwoman Alex Luciano’s lyrics and stage banter brought a careless femininity to Diet Cig’s pop-punk music—not normally a femme-friendly genre.”
“We’re all very privileged; we’re all heterosexual white dudes. We’re very aware of [that]. “
“But when 150 people are splayed out in front of him, staring at him, waiting for him to confess—how could he possibly allow himself to be that vulnerable?”
“I came back having spent an hour jumping up, forwards, backwards, and sideways to songs that I really like. It was mindless fun, to be sure, but the show reminded me that there’s virtue in mindless fun.”
“PiL proved that even the most off-the-wall, meticulously textured genius gets a little ho-hum if you do it for long enough…”
“When Hippo Campus finally cut loose from Verse Chorus Verse Chorus Bridge Verse Chorus, they became what I’d hoped they’d be.”
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“Viva Hinds, viva amateurism, and fuck virtuosity.”
Only at Riot Fest can I see a bunch of my favorite bands with a bunch of people who love them as much as I do, and there’s no better feeling than that.
“Because the crowd only has a single wish—to dance…”
“I love Frank Ocean, but if missing FYF makes his upcoming album better, I won’t hold it against him.”
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This year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles will include performances by Frank Ocean, FKA twigs, Bloc Party and Savages
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The point of English Graffiti was to take a risk
The art of the short song is underappreciated
At around the eleventh track, my mind started to wander
“…the references to Asia give the album a sort of Lost in Translation vibe.”
“Being alone on a huge stage evoked the vulnerability and personal nature of the record, which the concert as a whole failed to do”
Speedy Ortiz has a distinct American indie-rock heritage but mostly fails to differentiate itself from the bands it was inspired by.
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This was the first sign (besides their winning album Dead) that Young Fathers wasn’t going to hide its politics