Officially the largest crowd she'd every played for.
[Grade: C+] Xiu Xiu's still avant-garde only if Jamie Stewart’s navel constitutes a movement by itself.
[Grade: C+] Their last EP could've launched them into dreamy Goth-pop stardom, but Dum Dum Girls settle for staying in their lane.
[Grade: B] If the nihilism of drill music bothers you, Drilluminati 2 won’t provide relief.
[Dec. 31] Swearin' — fresh off their second record, Surfing Strange — get a coveted slot at Johnny Brenda's NYE show.
[Dec. 4] Lupe's always been a rapper's rapper, but also a bit of a bore. But on his upcoming album, Lupe promises a change is gonna come.
Alexis Krauss, given new songwriting duties, only succeeds in proving she's less tuneful than her heavy metal guitar-wielding partner Derek Miller.
Every grunt, growl, ad lib ("yuhh," "Puuusshh," "Woo!") and bar is delivered with such malice you can hear Pusha T smile.
[Oct. 30] HOV was never so mistaken as when he uttered the words "Free is the future/ Beans and Bleek is right now."
This account of Ed Rendell’s first term as mayor may be about Philadelphia in the '90s, but it’s still a book for our time.
[Oct. 6] Travi$ is interesting because he’s a swirling mass of influences, from Kanye to Cudi to Future et alia, to trap to the “screw music” that’s a product of his hometown, Houston.
[Oct. 6] David Cohn, who raps as Serengeti, is not what you'd call a rap traditionalist.
"I give you something to tap your feet to. The message is still there. Open your ears, motherfuckers.
[Sept. 26] Tyler hovers in the border regions between a joke y'all just don't get and completely full of shit.