Various Artists

After Dark 2

Italians Do It Better

Jun 26, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Way back in 2007, Italians Do It Betterthe dance label curated by Mike Simonetti and Johnny Jewelreleased their first After Dark compilation, kick-starting a conversation that was nearly as emblematic of that year's blog noise as were think pieces on Radiohead's pay-what-you-want sales policy. Disco was alive and doing the hustle again, at least as far as indie rockers were concerned. More

Jun 26, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

A lot has already been said about Tyler, the Creator's latest LP, Wolf, and about his propensity to be politically incorrect while simultaneously surprising critics with real depth and sensitivity. More

Jun 25, 2013 Music Issue #46 - June/July 2013 - Charli XCX

Few records this year are likely to come from as emotionally stark territory as Scout Niblett's harrowing It's Up to Emma. More

Under the Dome

CBS, Mondays 10/9 Central

Jun 24, 2013 TV Web Exclusive

Right out of the gate, there's no way Under the Dome, a new sci-fi drama miniseries for CBS, can miss. Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Under the Dome is the story of Chester's Mill, Maine, a familiar King-ian small town, contending with an impenetrable clear dome that suddenly and completely surrounds its city limits, leaving those on either side stuck and unable to cross.  More

Jun 24, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

More than a decade ago now, my best friend made me listen to Rated R and Songs For the Deaf, claiming they were musical life-changers. I listened to them plenty and liked them, even if they didn't change my musical life (but, honestly, how often are such aural promises fulfilled?). More

Copper (Season 2)

BBC America, Sundays, 10/9 Central

Jun 23, 2013 TV Web Exclusive

Framed by the Five Points neighborhood of New York City of 1865, Copper places itself in a richly vibrant setting. Kevin "Corky" Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is an Irish detective whose moral compass may be properly aimed but the churning turmoil wrought by social, political, and personal upheaval keeps him frayed. More

Jun 21, 2013 Live

Much credit should be given to the organizers, artists, and attendees of Governors Ball for sticking it through despite Mother Nature's best attempt to transform the festival grounds into swampland. More

Jun 21, 2013 Music Issue #46 - June/July 2013 - Charli XCX

Back in April, Smith Westerns spoke to Pitchfork about what it felt like to return to Chicago after almost two years on the road. In just 24 months, friends moved away or moved on, graduated from college and pursued more traditional careers, while the members of Smith Westerns chose music instead. More

Jun 20, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

In the late ’60s, Los Angeles teenager Judy Huddleston began an on-again-off-again love affair with The Doors’ Jim Morrison. In Love Him Madly, Huddleston documents her wild youth with Morrison.  More