September 2017 ~ Walls

"Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor introduced his song "When the Wall Comes Down" by commenting on how ridiculous the idea of a wall with Mexico is. Although his music is never explicitly political, it's clearly on his mind. His descriptions from the road of seeing Trump signs disappear in towns that were littered with them prior to last year's election has been one small spot of hope for me this year." 

Featuring: Mastodon, Jane Weaver, Youssra El Hawary, Nilüfer Yanya, and more.

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December 2016 ~ Holiday in Cuba

"We went to Cuba for six days this month, the first time I've been out of the country for at least 15 years. As usual, searching for vinyl was a central activity. Like most things in Havana, this isn't as simple as it is here in the States."

Featuring: Benny Moré, Run the Jewels, Psalm One, Benny Thomasson, and more.

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November 2016 ~ F******CK! (America)

"I just don’t recognize my reality, my America, in all this crap. I know that my life, and the lives of so many people I know, has nothing to do with these cartoonish characterizations. So, to battle this maddening reductionism, I want to state for the record who this real American is."

Featuring: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Tribe Called Quest, Laura Marling, Run the Jewels, and more. 

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November 2014: The Past Didn't Go Anywhere

"For years I've had an (uncomfortably sincere) running joke with my friends about how I don't like old people. Of course, like a snotty teenager who can't understand why the world sucks so bad, the main issue is the chip on my shoulder."

Featuring: N.W.A., Perfume Genius, The Kinks, Run The Jewels, and more. 

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