June 2018 ~ Sorrow and Defiance

“There's something strange about being at a live concert that involves a tuba, saxophone, and two drummers and thinking ‘This is the greatest rock band I've seen all year.’"

Featuring: Sons of Kemet, Paul McCartney, Pongo, Jay Rock, and more.

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May 2018 ~ Wonderful Confusion

“This song knocked me out all month. At under two minutes long, it packs an incredible amount of narrative punch, summoning a whole short story's-worth of characters and situations with the barest amount of lyrical information. I imagine using this in a creative writing class as an example of how powerfully a work can be improved by decisive editing, whether it's a song, poem, story, etc.”

Featuring: The Shins, Pongo, Natalie Prass, Ebo Taylor, and more.

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April 2018 ~ Euclid Records, Window on the World

“We took advantage of a work trip to a conference in New Orleans to spend a couple days tooling around that fantastic music city. I made a pilgrimage to Euclid Records, where my fond memories from a visit in 2014 were confirmed. Euclid is just one of the best record stores I've ever been to, both expansive and expertly curated at the same time. Every section is chock full of gems, including the seemingly off-to-the-side world music section, where I stumbled on a record by Mlevhu, whose cover caught my attention.”

Featuring: Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, H. Hawkline, Lord Huron, Bombino, and more.

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