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By: Evan Harms It’s human nature to learn as little as possible about the things we hate or dislike. This ignorance is the basis for a great deal of xenophobia and misunderstanding. In the inaugural article of “Cheap Tracks”, we will dissect my own ignorance and misunderstanding about hair metal – specifically the band Night […]

By: Conor Battles   The Life of Pablo is one year old. The 365 days it’s existed have been as turbulent, weird and flat-out ugly as the long cycle of hype and disappointment that preceded its release. The Grammys have effectively closed the book on 2016 in music, and the fact that ‘Ye didn’t even […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: Process Artist: Sampha Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: February 3, 2017 Rating:      Sure, Process is a debut album. But Sampha Sisay (Sampha, for short) is no musical newcomer. Since hitting the scene in 2010, he has released a couple of EPs, collaborated extensively with SBTRKT and lent his voice […]

By Layne Gerbig, General Manager Photo courtesy of Oh Pep! I’ve had Oh Pep! on heavy rotation since I first discovered them a few months ago.  Their newest and first full length album Stadium Cake was released in June of 2016, and they’re headed on tour with Valerie June this month – Check them out at the […]

By: Evan Harms Title: Wake in Fright Artist: Uniform Record Label: Sacred Bones Records Release Date: January 20, 2017 Rating:      An apparent trend in heavier experimental music seems to be structuring the best breakdowns, gnarliest riffs and coax the most venomous growls and howls and clangs out of their musical weapons. Music as a […]

By: Akii Butler Cover image via: billboard.com 2017 is here and so is Fifth Harmony. The girl group gave their first performance as a foursome at the People’s Choice Awards, since Camila Cabello’s departure was announced and it was everything and more. For weeks the girls have been teasing their fans about the performance and […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

By: Akii Butler Today is the birthday of the late singer and actress Aaliyah, who sadly passed away at the young age of 22 in 2001. Though she had a short career of only seven years, Aaliyah was able to leave an impact on the industry and a void that no one has been able […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: I See You Artist: The xx Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: January 13, 2017 Rating:      Eight years into their career, The xx have finally expanded the unique sound that has carried them to critical and commercial success since their debut in 2009. That sound- whether you call it “atmospheric […]

By: Conor Battles Album: RTJ3 Artist: Run the Jewels Label: Run the Jewels, Inc. Rating:        In the weeks leading up to his legendary bout with George Foreman in Zaire in 1974; the Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali endeared himself to the Congolese locals. As he jogged through the streets, the native children […]


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