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You see plenty of good performances at music festivals, but you don’t see too many great ones. I’ve been going to these things for literal decades, and the list of transcendent music-festival performances that I’ve seen is a short one: The Prodigy at the 1997 HFStival, Radiohead and a Tribe Called Quest at the 1998… More »

Nine years ago, it would’ve been hard to believe that we’d ever get a Rick Ross album that mostly worked as a pure rapping exercise. When he released “Hustlin'” into the world in 2006, rapping was not what Rick Ross was about. His big contributions were spurious claims of being friends with dead drug kingpins… More »

As I write this, I’m sharing my office with a 130-pound yellow labrador named Flapjack. The last time I took him to a boarder, she was like, “You know your dog’s massively overweight, right?” And yes, I do. It’s hard to miss. He is a titanic mass of dog. He is big and dumb and… More »

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Download Curren$y Verde Terrace Mixtape

For a dude whose whole ethos is basically getting really, really stoned, NOLA's Curren$y is a remarkably nimble and hard-working rapper. Lyrically, he crams as…
Corban Goble | August 23, 2011 - 2:12 pm
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Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm
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SXSW Wednesday: Featuring The Antlers, OFF!, Darwin Deez, Duran Duran

We've offered our suggestions as to what bands to see this week, now we shift into the bands we are actually seeing. SXSW has begun…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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