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Danny Elfman on His First Solo Album in 37 Years and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Jun 11, 2021 Web Exclusive

The famed, prolific composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Danny Elfman, is a walking, talking opus. While some artists make a career of performance art, Elfman’s career is often seemingly performance art, embodied or personified. More

Garbage’s Shirley Manson on “No God No Masters”

Jun 09, 2021 Web Exclusive

Shirley Manson, who is the frontperson for the platinum-selling rock band, Garbage, has both learned and done quite a bit in the 25 years she’s been in the public eye. More

Easy Life on Their Debut Album “Life’s a Beach”

Jun 08, 2021

In a year when everything seemed to go to pot, Murray Matravers, frontman of Leicester, England-based band Easy Life wrote his chirpy songs for Life’s a Beach—a debut album of pure escapism that doesn’t shy away from darker themes. It taps nicely into our collective need for a holiday from the things that were bringing us down, and in this moment, might be the perfect soundtrack for our journey out of lockdown. More

The End: Ben Schneider of Lord Huron

Jun 04, 2021 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Ben Schneider, frontman of Lord Huron, some questions about endings and death. More

Sérgio Mendes on Brasil 66, Herb Alpert, Doubt, and His New PBS Documentary

Jun 03, 2021 Web Exclusive

In the span of about six decades, the famed Brazilian composer and performer, Sérgio Mendes, has worked with Cannonball Adderly, Herb Alpert, Lani Hall, Quincy Jones, John Legend, Will.i.am, and many others. In each collaboration, Mendes brings his lighthearted, though thoughtful spirit to the music he produces. More

Wolf Alice on “Blue Weekend”

Jun 02, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When Wolf Alice stepped off stage at London’s Brixton Academy at the end of 2018, they left as a band with the world at their feet. More

serpentwithfeet on “DEACON”

Jun 01, 2021 Web Exclusive

I’ll never forget the image of serpentwithfeet (whose birth name is Josiah Wise, but who often just goes by serpent) standing in the middle of the Paradijskerk, four years ago during Rotterdam’s Motel Mozaïque festival. More

Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

May 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

When HBO first partnered with now-world-famous show-runner, Issa Rae, for her television show, Insecure, the sky was the limit. Today, with Insecure headed into its fifth and final season, having made its way into the hearts of many adoring fans, Rae’s footprint on HBO remains large. Thankfully. In her own way, she has helped to usher in more diversity to the channel and a keener eye for more so in the future. One of the shows Rae has helped bring to HBO is A Black Lady Sketch Show, which stars the quartet of Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, and Quinta Brunson. More

Moby on Seeking True Happiness After Years of Career Setbacks

May 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

Prior to selling millions of records and packing out amphitheaters, starring in Calvin Klein ads and contributing to movie soundtracks, and achieving his latest goal of collaborating with an orchestra—before all that, Moby played punk rock gigs for audiences of less than a dozen, and DJed even sparser clubs. The electronica megastar recounts his rapid ascent from such meager 1980s beginnings in the new documentary, simply titled Moby Doc. More