Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 3:54pm
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Few artists have a discography as impressive as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. In just eight years, the Australian psychedelic rock band has released 16 full-length LPs, two live albums and an EP. What’s even more impressive is their unapologetic experimentation and intricately crafted concept albums. With each release, King Gizz morphs into a new form while maintaining the musical quirks the group has become famous for.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:35pm
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I have never been a big Katy Perry fan, but lately I’ve been seeing her everywhere. Just the other night, I accidentally Insta-stalked her former guitarist. A few days before that, a two hour clip of her Witness livestream popped into my YouTube recommendations (I watched half). Last week I stumbled upon a TV appearance, and she came up in a podcast I was listening to.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:27pm
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If you don’t know her name by now, you probably would know her from a few of her iconic songs, like “WAP” with Cardi B or “Savage.” Megan Thee Stallion has been on the come-up in the mainstream rap scene since 2018, and is now a true icon in the female rapper game.

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 4:40pm
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March 11, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Popular Twitch streamer Froste tweets “if BTS gets Coronavirus the stans are gonna find a cure within 24 hours.” The battle gates open. The BTS fandom or ARMY, as they call themselves, launches their attack: 

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 4:06pm
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Kali Uchis wants you to know that a language barrier doesn’t prevent you from enjoying her music. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1:59pm
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In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the many other names now permanently seared into America’s collective memory, I felt a strong sense of responsibility toward my friends and community this year. I wanted to contribute in any way I could to help bring an end to the injustice exposed before me. In my hometown and throughout the country, the collective resistance of the Black community and allies  could be heard echoing through the streets from an omnipresent series of daily demonstrations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:59pm
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How many female artists are included on your playlists? 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:05pm
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Three weeks ago, Kalie Shorr released “My Voice,” an anthemic middle finger to the country radio system that will “probably never play me ‘cause I’m not a boy.” As bold as it is, “My Voice” falls in line with Shorr’s other aptly-titled projects — her debut record Open Book from 2019 and newly-minted iHeartRadio podcast “Too Much to Say” both cast Shorr as someone who speaks her mind.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 4:42pm
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I have always wondered what was going on in William Basinski’s mind on the roof of his Brooklyn apartment as he photographed and filmed the plume of smoke still billowing long after the Twin Towers had collapsed. Did he know that it would become the cover of his magnum opus The Disintegration Loops? Did he understand what he was about to contribute to the ambient field? Maybe he did — apparently, he finished the project that morning. If I were a betting man, I would say that he sensed the connection the moment he decided to pick up his camera.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 4:37pm
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Benee has had the spotlight trained on her since the explosion of her 2019 hit single, “Supalonely”: a song that appears on her debut album Hey u x, as well as on TikTok, where the addictive chorus soundtracked endless imitations of a dance popularized by the app’s megastars. The attention she has thus received off the coattails of the natural and slightly coincidental celebrity that these dance crazes gift artists is entirely warranted.