This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.
“Happy” breezes to the top of the Hot 100.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, October 5
A bare-bones single from an unknown artist storms the charts
The 2013 pop charts in a nutshell
“I Love It” gets reimagined as a 90s-ish 70s soul song
Taste of Chicago’s slimmed-down five-day lineup includes Robin Thicke, Jill Scott, and Robert Plant.
The brilliant one-trick pony superproducer is back on top.
Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival debuts with Robin Thicke, Doug E. Fresh, Monica, Slick Rick, MC Lyte, Rakim, and more
Why hip-hop’s love for wussy whiteboy singers makes sense.
Robin Thicke and hip-hop’s love for the white boy