Rachel Genn discusses her new novel, WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON.
Tags: addiction, Amy Winehouse, And Other Stories, Dries Van Noten, drugs, hilary mantel, Jo Varnish, kafka, Mat Treiber, Max Brod, music industry, musicians, neuroscience, Paul Celan, perspective, point of view, power dynamics, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Rachel Genn, rehab, relationships, satire, science, social satire, the cure, the sopranos, tony soprano, Ursula K. Le Guin, What You Could Have Won
Sarah Smarsh discusses her new book, SHE COME BY IT NATURAL.
Tags: #metoo, A. Malone, americana, class inequality, country music, Dolly Parton, Donald Trump, election 2016, feminism, gender inequality, Heartland, Hillary Clinton, journalism, memoir, Music, music industry, No Depression, poverty, research, rural, rural life, rural poverty, Sarah Smarsh, sexism, She Come By It Natural, Trump, working class
Gabriel Birnbaum discusses his new album, NOT ALONE.
Tags: Adam Brisbin, Arrowhawk Records, Brooklyn, collaboration, composer, Debo Band, depression, Gabriel Birnbaum, gender inequality, Jason Nazary, Jon Doyle, lawrence weschler, live music, Luke O'Neil, Mental Health, mental illness, Music, music industry, musician, neil young, networking, Northern Spy Records, Not Alone, power dynamics, power inequality, power structure, Rachel Kushner, saxophone, sexual assault, social networking, songwriter, Spotify, touring, Wilder Maker, Will Graefe, Wrecking Crew, Zion
I see both subjectivity and objectivity as constructions. ...more
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Aside from his endless capacity for self-invention, Bowie changed the way we experience our own sense of identity. ...more
Tags: Allyson McCabe, Beastie Boys, Beck, Blackstar, Brian Eno, brooklyn museum, david bowie, David Bowie is, David Jones, Esme Blegvad, Gen X, Glass Spider, heroes, Kansai Yamamoto, Lodger, Low, Music, music industry, Oasis, Sherrie Levine, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, Wanted/Needed/Loved, Young Americans
Allyson McCabe talks with Matt Sullivan, founder of Light in the Attic Records, about how he’s preserved the label’s commitment to great music while also meeting the demands of a changing, and often challenging, market.
Tags: 1990s, Allyson McCabe, Amsterdam, Betty Davis, Cold Fact, copyright, David Holmes, diy, Farrah Fawcett, Jim Sullivan, Jimmy Bond, Josh Wright, Lee Hazlewood, Lee Marvin, Light in the Attic Records, Loosegrove Records, Matt Sullivan, Music, Music From Memory, music industry, Native North America Volume I, record label, Rodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man, Seattle, Sixto Rodriguez, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, Spacemen 3, Sub Pop, suicide, Susie Tennant, The Free Design, The Last Poets, the New York Dolls, The Stooges, Tumbleweed Records, Vampisoul, vinyl
Clementine Creevy is a nineteen-year-old girl from Los Angeles with a vision: having a career in music in a society that “would deem that a prodigious girl can’t be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan, and social messaging.” This is how Cherry Glazerr was […]
Tags: abusive relationships, Album of the Week, Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr, Clementine Creevy, empowerment, feminism, music industry, Planned Parenthood, relationships, Secretly Canadian, Social Media
Upon publication of his first novel, Balls, author Julian Tepper received pointed advice from one Philip Roth: quit. What the elder statesman, on the verge of his own retirement, was trying to say is that the writing life is “just torture,” and he should spare himself the suffering. But instead of heeding that advice, Tepper […]
Tags: Ark, Balls, Between the Records, Brian McGreevey, cancer, family, fathers, flood, God, hypochondriac, Julian Tepper, los angeles, Music, music industry, musician, new york, obituaries, philip roth, rabbi, The Natural History, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project
[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology. ...more
Tags: 000 Bands, 600, Ad-Rock, addiction, Allyson McCabe, Beastie Boys, Chain and the Gang, digital, economic crisis, Esme Blegvad, Felt Letters, Ian Svenonius, indie rock, Internet, James Brown, Mike Watt, modernism, Music, music industry, Nation of Ulysses, neurosis, nineties, ocd, pet sounds, Pitchfork, punk, records, Soft Focus, suicide, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, superstition, The Make-Up, The Psychic Soviet, touring, vice, vinyl, Wanted/Needed/Loved, Washington DC, Weird War
Allyson McCabe talks with Brendan Toller about his love of vinyl records, buying music in local stores, and his latest documentary film
Danny Says, an examination of publicist and manager Danny Fields. ...more
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Director William Cusick discusses his new film,
Pop Meets the Void, its unconventional narrative structure, simultaneously acting and directing, and the universal urge to create. ...more
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I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more
Tags: addiction, alcoholism, Amy Winehouse, Artist, Asif Kapadia, billie holiday, Blake Fielder-Civil, Brett Morgan, Britney Spears, bulimia, darkness, death, Demons, depression, documentary films, drugs, eating disorders, fathers daughters, gender disparity, gila lyons, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, lindsay lohan, Media, miley cyrus, Mitchell Winehouse, Molly Beauchemin, Montage of Heck, mothers, movies, Music, music industry, musical genius, paparazzi, pictures, Raye Cosbert, scandal, sensationalized, Sex, sexism, stardom, suicide, therapy, victim, whitney houston, women
The sum of utopian tech dreams and music sharing could just be the cloud, “the poetic name for online storage and software that promises to make lifetimes worth of songs available to anyone, anywhere, as long as those people and places have Internet connections.” The personal history of your sonic explorations could all be online, […]
The first time I call Martin Atkins in Chicago, I get his voicemail. The second time, Martin answers, but he’s just arriving home from his office,