Music

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Rather than opening with a standard-fare concert, theatre or dance performance, the arts presenter opted instead for a hybrid film screening/orchestral performance, free of charge for anyone who could make it into Hill Auditorium.

A fan at Riot Fest

The magic of Riot is that there’s always a little bit of something for everyone, and on that point they never disappoint.

Machine Gun

There seems to be little else left for MGK to focus on when he’s “having crazy thoughts.”

Young Thug

After the release of the mediocre full-length album, Slime Language, which seemed to reflect a regression in the rapper’s ability, On The Rvn is a redeeming return to what works.

The Cat is Back!

Musical experimentation for musical experimentation’s sake, The Cat finds a way to layer and stitch together a variety of sounds, textures and genres in the span of 35 minutes.

BROCKHAMPTON

What makes the production so creative also threatens to throw iridescence into disarray and chaos.

Prince

How do you deal with such an ethical dilemma, with an angel perched on one shoulder and the devil on the other?

Skepta

What may be the biggest obstacle in the preservation of classic grime culture is the fact that it is not entirely an album-oriented genre that lends well to streaming services.

Lawrence

Aretha Franklin soul shakes hands with Carly Rae Jepsen pop, and the resulting agreement that Lawrence manages to broker is nothing short of magical.

NIcki MInaj

Stanning is time-consuming, especially depending on who you stan.