June 2015: Yes, We've Seen the Rain

"This month's playlist offers a mini-exploration into the breakdown of genres that seems to have reached a new level of maturity in today's music, especially in the blending of rock and rap that has been lubricated by the ubiquity of electronic music and tools. This also involves evolutionary step in the synthesis of digital & analogue sounds into a new sonic language, making me wonder if that synthesis will be recognized as a signature of this era twenty years from now."

Featuring: Deradoorian, A$AP Rocky, Brahms, Ornette Coleman, and more. 

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March 2015: No Trip to SXSW

"I would argue that these two songs (and these two bands) are essentially attacking the same puzzle, but with radically different tools. How does a rock band tackle R&B/Soul in 2015?"

Featuring: Shamir, Norman Blake, GZA, José González, and more.

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July 2013: Pitchfork Festival

The Pitchfork festival was this month, and was my second year of going - but only for one day this time. It was especially fun because I got to take Gabe to her first outdoor music festival. There are more details about what we saw below, but I walked away with a general impression - younger artists need to step it up.

Featuring: Kobo Town, Mikal Cronin, Bjork, Tyler Ramsey, and more. 

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