Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:10pm
Taylor Swift

I loved Taylor Swift more than anything because she made writing fun.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:45pm
Lana Del Rey

Subtle spookiness is all well and good, but this playlist wouldn’t be complete without a few outright murder songs.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 7:58pm
Laura Dzubay

“Don’t Pass Cars / On Curve or Hill / If the Cops / Don’t Get You / Morticians Will.” “If Daisies Are Your / Favorite Flower / Keep Pushin’ Up / Those Miles-Per-Hour.” “If You / Don’t Know / Whose Signs / These Are / You Can’t Have / Driven Very Far.”

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:37pm

Yoko Ono has always occupied a strange position in the cultural and musical fabric of the world. Her name remains linked with John Lennon’s nearly four decades after his death, and the attention allotted to her in popular spheres is often limited to punchlines, whether concerning her relationship with The Beatles or her own unique, genre-spanning art. Who is Yoko Ono as an artist? She is a singer, a poet, a filmmaker; she is performative, raw, avant-garde and experimental.

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.