Using rape fantasies in “shock” music isn’t just gross, it’s profoundly boring.
Dense crowds and dubious security practices at the first day of Lollapalooza
Accusations of assault against security guards overshadowed an otherwise strong slate of performances at Friday’s edition of the Grant Park-based music festival.
Reader’s Agenda Fri 8/1: Lollapalooza, Give Me 500, and Black Harvest Film Festival
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, August 1
Unlicensed to ill
Bootleg rap and R&B vinyl is thriving, even though most of the music is easy to buy or free to download.
2013 ends with an “eh”
A landmark year ends in a flurry of limp ballads and fake folk.
Eminem embraces his inner fogey
Hip-hop’s favorite juvenile delinquent grows up.
Fall Out Boy’s new single has rap in its DNA and 2 Chainz in its video
Local pop-punk powerhouse takes a page from rap’s book with its new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”
Rap-game Halloween masks
These hip-hop Halloween masks aren’t exactly what they seem
Artist on Artist: El-P of Company Flow talks to Million Dollar Mano
El-P of Company Flow to Million Dollar Mano: I would sever my finger to work with …
Q&A with Danny Brown: “I could possibly die from music”
What makes Detroit rappers special, and how much weed got smoked during that one video shoot
Drawing swastikas on shit: Odd Future, Iceage, and Cult of Youth
Shock art is hardly new, but the engine that drives it keeps changing
Lollapalooza announces 2011 lineup, inspires deja vu.
Morning Newsfeed: Pet Tigers, Rhinoceri Soon May Be Illegal in Wilmette
If you live in Wilmette and own a tiger, and you want to keep said tiger, you may have to find another town to live in. (TribLocal) This year’s Lollapalooza lineup was released yesterday. The August 5-7 festival will feature Coldplay, Eminem, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters, Muse, and more. (Tribune) The “day of service” […]
A Homemade Canon
Loud Family front man Scott Miller picks his favorites from a half century of pop, and his choices are fun to read about even when they’re hard to agree with.
Nuthin But a “P” Thang (in Which “P” Stands for “Poop”)
Alan Simpson on hip-hop.