Mac Miller

It’ll be one year since Mac Miller has passed away, yet his legacy makes it feel like he never left.

Taylor Swift

While she may be finding refuge in the music she built her career on, Lover points to a way forward as Swift seems to have shifted her focus to her own experiences rather than defending herself.


While BROCKHAMPTON has a track record for hardcore hits, their softer-sounding songs landed better than their slappers this time around.

Julia Jacklin

I didn’t fully acknowledge Crushing as a probable act of God until the lyrics of “Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You” popped out at me on my commute to work.

Charles Reagan Hackleman

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Grant Park in Chicago became home to one of the largest music festivals in the world for one weekend. The brainchild of Perry Farrell, former frontman of Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza returned once again this summer, kicking off on Thursday, Aug.

The Sun Times

Securing a front-row spot for Tame Impala was no small feat. I had to sacrifice seeing Janelle Monae, Childish Gambino and, to a lesser extent, Bring Me The Horizon. I had to remain standing in a cramped crowd, shuffling slowly forward for three-and-a-half hours.

Courtesy of Clara Scott

Near the end of the set, Washington and his band joined Hancock on stage for a final jam that brought the house down. The crowd left their seats and huddled toward the platform, moving with each other in a happy frenzy of music. Hancock, still carrying his keytar, jaunted back and forth between each side of the stage, making sure to play to every angle of his excited fanbase there that night.




Nestled deep into the sonic layers of “Redbone” is ‘70s funkadelics staple “I’d Rather be With You” by Bootsy’s Rubber Band. Lead by Bootsy Collins, the song was released in 1976 to moderate commercial success. The OG song rides on a groovy, ambient wave of low-pitched electric bass with scattered jazz offbeats and accents.

Eight Carl

When I asked about their music-making process, Fortino said, “You can’t appreciate the lovey-dovey good stuff without understanding and at least recognizing the chaos and nastiness. They sort of need each other.”