Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:04am
Eminem looks like this now

“Venom” is a dark promise of a song, well-timed for Halloween, with an action-packed music video to match.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:05pm
Jade Bird

Last Wednesday, fog began spreading throughout The Magic Bag maybe 20 minutes after Field Report’s Christopher Porterfield left the stage. Porterfield had set the stage (so to speak) expertly, filling the cozy venue with the soft sounds of acoustic folk while patrons quietly filed in, ordering drinks and finding seats or empty patches of wall to lean on and watch. The mood of the room was already not only attentive, but appreciative — this was going to be a good night, plain and simple — a night of good music inside a good place.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 5:25pm
Dr. Ford

Is that really our national default when it comes to sexual assault? Assessing it against the same metrics we’d use to pick apart a ghost story?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:04pm

It’s a wonder what a little darkness can do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:04pm
First Aid Kit's "Rebel Heart"

The video reminds us of one of the alluring aspects of the band’s music — that when they sing of heartbreak and dread, they sing of it together.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:31pm
Stevie Wonder

I continue to associate Wonder’s music with happiness, the way I always have: music for a good mood, for inspiration, faith, joy, for picking yourself back up again.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:52am
Paul McCartney

It’s almost too easy to picture him in concert, slamming his guitar and singing wide-eyed into a microphone, cocking his head.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:56pm
Jade Bird

In the cover art for her new single, “Uh Huh,” Jade Bird stares away from the camera and into the distance, her face spreading into a neon blur of color. It’s attention-catching and vibrant, but the cover is nothing compared to the song itself.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:58pm
William Ryan Key

Stepping out as a solo artist can be daunting for a musician, especially for one who has spent over a decade being associated with a particular band. Luckily, Ryan Key is up to the task.

Key first gained a footing in the musical scene in the late ‘90s, as a member of rock and pop punk band Yellowcard. He spent 17 years as the band’s principal songwriter, lead singer and rhythm guitarist, penning such hits as “Ocean Avenue” and “Lights and Sounds.” The band released its final album, Yellowcard, in 2016, and now Key is branching out on his own as a solo artist.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:34pm
Arctic Monkeys

A new concept album has come out, awash with glam rock and glittery existentialism. It may not be the eighties, but you wouldn’t know it from the music. Fortunately for Arctic Monkeys, given the recent wave of '80s nostalgia, they may have timed their surprising and daring change in direction at just the right moment.