The Problem with AlunaGeorge

I went to Coachella for business and pleasure last month, covering the festival for and seeing a bunch of music with a bunch of friends. In processing the past few weeks, I was struck by an affliction I see a lot in music writing, and in life in general. When I run through a … Continue reading The Problem with AlunaGeorge


Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

When I was younger, I heard a lot phases. I had a lot of challenging listening habits (think lots of metal), so maybe it was a mantra my parents recited to get through the day. Or that weeklong vacation in Orlando when I exclusively listened to Metallica’s “Kill Em All” and “Incesticide” by Nirvana. Naturally, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Ani DiFranco

Sunday Sounds: Grimes

If you're a woman in music these days, you're given two options: you can either be sexy and fun or you can be sexy and serious.  Either way, you're expected to pony up your body to be manipulated, prettied up, dressed the right way and posed just so in order to garner media attention.  Sure, … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Grimes