I don’t think that artists are held accountable enough for re-purposing other people’s original works and calling it their own.
To get a full picture of what the music should mean, or what the artist wants it to mean, their live show is a way of reaching out to the most loyal of fans
Time for a rapid-fire edition of Ben’s Hot Takes.
The thing is: the Grammys feel meaningless to me, it feels like they’re haphazardly put together and awarded based on clout and money.
I’m taking a week off of saying extremely divisive things about music, so I’m going to make a list of some music you might enjoy.
I have never gotten this excited for an album before.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, apparently, no one told Mac DeMarco.
When you’re thinking about Sufjan Stevens as an artist, what albums do you think the words, “Now that’s classic Sufjan”? Illinois? Michigan? Carrie & Lowell? (If you’re bold) The BQE? I don’t think those are; I think the most Sufjan album must be Age of Adz.
Ahead of their Culture Shock performance on April 15, Ben Kessler catches up with Lauren and Jordan of the Florida-based band, Sales.
Jay Som is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Melina Duterte and their music ranges anywhere from alt-rock to alt-pop.