Nov 22, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Don't pigeonhole Anders Trentemøller as an electronic artist. It's a disservice to the sheer breadth of his musical acumen. This was reiterated minutes into a small talk conversation with him in which Detroit Techno was broached. More

Nov 21, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

The genesis of U.K. quartet Glass Animals' sophomore album, How to Be a Human Being, is one of the more offbeat origin stories you'll read. The 11 tracks which comprise the record began as secret field recordings made of the people the band met on tour; snippets of dialogue clandestinely taped, at first, "for kicks" but later found to be a major source of inspiration.

Nov 18, 2016 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask producer/musician Oli Bayston of Boxed In, the London-based four-piece that's the project of Bayston, some questions about endings and death. More

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey. More

Nov 15, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

"We had gone through quite a bit of darkness." That's how Local Natives guitarist Taylor Rice describes the writing of the band's 2013 album Hummingbird. The mood was largely dour, as the band members were going through difficult times in their lives, resulting in what Rice calls a "very cathartic record." More

Nov 10, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

There's a quote—now considered apocryphal—from legendary film critic Pauline Kael that for years stood as damning evidence of the extent to which people could exist in their own cultural and social bubbles.  More

Nov 09, 2016 Web Exclusive

Long before he was the host of Food Network staples like Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef America, and long before he’d taken his culinary variety show on tour or authored a shelf’s worth of books, Alton Brown was an aspiring filmmaker. Fresh out of college, the young Brown cut his teeth as a camera man and cinematographer, shooting the music video for “The One I Love” for fellow Georgians R.E.M., and landing steady work on commercials. By the mid-1990s he was overcome by the desire to do something more. Going off a hunch that food-related TV programming was on the brink of exploding, Brown walked away from his comfortable career directing commercials and enrolled in culinary school.  Good Eats was born of Brown’s dual loves for cooking and for visual storytelling. His seminal, award-winning food program—which ran for fourteen seasons, starting in 1999—helped countless viewers get over their fear of the kitchen by serving up the science and history of food preparation with a generous side of humor (and more than a few puppets.) More

Nov 08, 2016 Web Exclusive

Though it's difficult to remember, now that indie rockers are performing at Hillary Clinton rallies and recording anti-Trump songs, it wasn't that long ago that the Democratic nominee was routinely vilified as a Wall Street-approved neocon by nearly everyone of an anti-establishment bent.  More

Nov 07, 2016 Web Exclusive

On July 11th, Billy Bragg took advantage of a brief break in the London rain to take his dog for a walk. By the time he got back home that afternoon, Great Britain had a new prime minister. That's how suddenly change happened in the days following the country's vote to leave the European Union, and, as arguably Britain's greatest protest singer, Bragg suddenly found himself in the spotlight.  More