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The Offspring’s Americana Rode Resentment And Respectability Politics All The Way To The Top

In 2015, the Offspring auctioned off the rights for their Columbia Records catalogue to Round Hill Music, a $35 million deal that included a total…
Pranav Trewn | November 16, 2018 - 11:02 am

The Anniversary

Queens Of The Stone Age Turns 20

Crafted in the California desert, cutting their teeth playing free impromptu parties beneath the stars, and named after an undead creature from the Dungeons &…
Pranav Trewn | October 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

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88Rising Is Reshaping Popular Culture In Its Image

Earlier this month, the seven-member K-pop boy band BTS had the #1 album in the US with their compilation record Love Yourself: 結 'Answer,'. Simultaneously,…
Pranav Trewn | September 21, 2018 - 9:52 am


On Departures, Humeysha Transcribe The Diasporic Experience

Kennesaw, a small Georgia town just north of Atlanta, is most famous for two incidents. The first, the 1982 passage of a law mandating gun…
Pranav Trewn | August 30, 2018 - 10:02 am

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Outside Lands 2018: Saba Is Making His Chicago Visible For The Rest Of The Country

Chicago is my favorite city in the United States. I recognize that I base that opinion off almost nothing. I have reasons for this preference,…
Pranav Trewn | August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Outside Lands 2018: Caleborate And SOBxRBE Are Preserving History In Their Hometown

This is the first year I’ve traveled to Outside Lands from more than an hour outside the Bay Area, having relocated to the East Coast…
Pranav Trewn | August 12, 2018 - 10:43 am

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Outside Lands 2018: A Carly Rae Jepsen Show Is Medicine For Cynicism

A great deal of ink has been spilled about Carly Rae Jepsen. Among her following -- who view her 2015 sophomore album Emotion as closer…
Pranav Trewn | August 11, 2018 - 11:28 am

The Anniversary

A Kid Named Cudi Turns 10

Scott Mescudi is a messy figure in hip-hop history, having acquired a fervent cult of stardom over the last 10 years that doesn’t reflect the…
Pranav Trewn | July 17, 2018 - 11:37 am

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Red Baraat’s Sound The People Is A Boisterous Love Letter To Cultural Harmony

I couldn’t wrap my head around all the Royal Wedding hoopla that took place last month. I mean, beyond my inherent wariness of celebrating a…
Pranav Trewn | June 27, 2018 - 12:16 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best The Weeknd Songs

"I just wanna take you there." These were the first words we ever heard from Abel Tesfaye, uttered in a sinful, irresistible whisper over a…
Pranav Trewn | April 9, 2018 - 2:43 pm

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Despite Making The Best Music Of Their Career, MGMT Are Still Imprisoned By Their Past

MGMT never had a chance to sell out because they arrived already bought-in. Instead, after finding success on their debut album, the band adhered to…
Pranav Trewn | March 19, 2018 - 2:25 pm

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Hip-Hop Is Evolving, And So Is Tyler, The Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma won the red carpet at this year’s Grammys -- where his fifth and most recent studio album Flower Boy was nominated for…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2018 - 10:40 am

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Searching For The Meaning Of Christmas At The Lil Uzi Vert Show

I spent the year learning the fragility of my own body. At any point in the last 11 months, I could have been gunned down…
Pranav Trewn | December 18, 2017 - 10:10 am

2017 In Review

The 11 Juiciest Music Beefs Of 2017

Twitter beefs had a landmark year thanks to the election of a narcissist with a fragile ego as our Commander-in-Chief. But unlike the style of…
Pranav Trewn | December 8, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Eastern Imagery And Rock Ideals: Thoughts On Axis: Bold As Love At 50

I bought the poster before the album, having recognized the artwork from years of passive exposure to religious imagery. The Indian community in Davis, California…
Pranav Trewn | December 1, 2017 - 10:48 am

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