100 Great Protest Songs: Part 5 - Bright Eyes to Childish Gambino
Jazz's William Parker creates an album of a lifetime... again with 'Voices Fall from the Sky'. Out now via AUM Fidelity.
Out of print for years, Screamin' Jay Hawkins early 1990s recordings for the Bizarre label are collected in their entirety, a fact that will appeal to only his most ardent fans.
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Is the best of the franchise, reviving this flailing series with guilty pleasures and a genuine sense of dread.
How Liz Phair challenged the rock patriarchy with 'Exile in Guyville'
100 Great Protest Songs: Part 4 - Dead Kennedys to Steve Earle. Part 5 coming tomorrow.
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San Francisco quartet the Love-Birds's assured debut album has a scuffed sheen of power pop legacy. Out now via Trouble In Mind Records.
Tethered to no style or genre, Bernice's Puff LP exists as its own tiny universe of sound, unassuming and intriguing, a treasure waiting to be uncovered. out now via Arts & Crafts.
If culture is a weapon of power, then power can be gained in the production of alternative culture. Melville House Publishing
In these times of so-called "fake news", this biography of Weegee begs the question: If the truth of human nature is best demonstrated in a prearranged circumstance, does that make it any less true?
Royal Blood's two sold-out NYC shows were still a blast in spite of their bassist's injured foot.
100 Great Protest Songs: Part 3 - Peter Tosh to the Pogues. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
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Tami Neilson's SASSAFRASS! is an unexpected delight that speaks to the climate of feminism in 2018. The extraordinary singer tells us about her experiences in this new interview. Outside Music Americana Festival
Ye Season continues with what will be remembered as the most uplifting, cohesive, spiritual, and sonically excellent episode of Kanye West's serialized works.
ANALOG AFRICA brings a new crop of old Beninois funk to light in another installment of the African Scream Contest series.
The airy atmospherics of the Andy Sheppard Quartet move beautifully, slowly, and quite often in the same manner from performance to performance. Out now via ECM Records.
With Víctor Erice's EL SUR, we must console ourselves with a work whose haunting near-perfection becomes the source of its perfection.
Ryan Walsh (Hallelujah The Hills) chronicles the making of Van Morrison (Official)'s Astral Weeks and the chaotic Boston scene that gave birth to it and tells us all about it in this expansive interview. Penguin Group (USA)
#PREMIERE: The title cut from Willie Nile's upcoming LP Children of Paradise is a powerful portrait of the timely and timeless.
#PREMIERE: Los Angeles-based indie poppers Cannons release their next scorcher with the ensnaring "Round and Round".
Returning with an introspective take on their ecstatic psychedelic, worldbeat induced vision for experimental music, Gang Gang Dance reveal that there are levels to this band on #Kazuashita. Out Friday via 4AD. #PMPick
Say It Loud! 100 Great Protest Songs: Part 2 - Steve Reich to the Sex Pistols
What amazes me about Charlie Chan-spoof Mastermind isn't that such a thing exists but that such a thing exists without my having heard of it. Out now via Kino Lorber.
In a time of political dysfunction, Xavier Rudd - Official's #StormBoy offers a positive and uplifting perspective while critiquing the global systems that render social injustices. Out now via Nettwerk Music Group.
Carlo Rovelli's 'The Order of Time' is a little wonder of a book. It provides surprising insights into an increasingly mysterious world. Out now via Riverhead Books.
Anthony Bourdain was loved not for his wit or charming temerity, but for confronting us with our own alienation and cultural isolation. He reminded us that there were connections to be made over the dinner table.
100 Great Protest Songs: PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Confidence oozes from Khemmis's #Desolation . It's a six-song, 41-minute battle cry of triumph—and that's exactly what you want from doom-brandishing #heavymetal. Out Friday via 20 Buck Spin and Nuclear Blast.
Shapeshifting Sydney quintet Tangents burn the genre maps and follow their impeccable improv instincts on #NewBodies. Out now via Temporary Residence Ltd..
The Get Up Kids are searching for an elusive position, that nostalgic allure of their previous glory on new EP, #Kicker. Out now via Polyvinyl Record Company.
The 10 Best Nirvana Songs Ever
#PREMIERE: Ex-Centro-matic artist Scott Danbom releases an atmospheric rock tune ahead of his new project Static Diary's self-titled debut album.
Spanning 60-some years, Arif Anwar's debut novel explores aspects of Bangladesh's history and how matters of race, religion, and nationality have shaped personal lives. Out now via Simon & Schuster.
#INTERVIEW: Lake Street Dive wanted to capture the energy of its live shows as well as its unique at its finest. So the quartet went into the studio without a producer and leaned on each other instead. Nonesuch Records
#PREMIERE: YouTube favorite Mikey Wax comes front-and-center in new video about love's simplicity, "Big Little Life".
Feminist anarchist Emma Goldman reportedly said, "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution." That could serve as the motto for Natalie Prass on her new album. Out now via ATO Records. #PMPick
Benin City Band's #LastNight is not only the perfect soundtrack for one monumental night out, but it's also the soundtrack to the entire formative clubbing years. Out today via Moshi Moshi Records. #PM Pick "One of the Most Accomplished, Hook-Laden, Diverse Albums of the Year"
As with the media surrounding the Krim children murders, Leila Slimani's book asks, what went wrong? Penguin Books
Meg Wolitzer is an aware author who clearly understands how matrices of power oppress and subjugate. Yet with #TheFemalePersuasion, her characters only occasionally check their power or privilege.
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