Wednesday, August 13, 2014
When Ralph Steadman came to the studio to talk with Kurt Andersen, we couldn’t resist asking him to do a sketch. Quite a few laughs, a fair share of “Oh dears,” and “a final flourish of splatter” later, we ended up with two drawings of Kurt and a studio desk covered in ink. Watch the video.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
When you hear Somi's globe-spanning music, you can hear her past come to life. The Illinois-born musician spent 18 months living in Nigeria -- where she collected the ideas that form her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Watch Somi perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Monday, August 04, 2014
The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Where some mash-up artists stun with clever technique or surreal juxtapositions, Pogo is first and foremost a fan, passionate and careful with sources like Alice in Wonderland and Fresh Prince.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Singing about doomed romance and drunken phone calls comes easily to Lydia Loveless. But stories of childhood loss? Those cut deep. Loveless writes songs that reduce her to tears, in the best way.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Petit Tube presents only the least-viewed videos on YouTube, giving us a long look at the found poetry of internet unpopularity.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Alynda Lee Segarra and her band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, bring a punky, feminist attitude to the traditional world of folk music. She’s got her sights set on that staple of old-time music, the murder ballad: she wants to give a voice to all those drowned lovers.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When the UK heavy metal band Throne wanted to make a music video for its new song "Tharsis Sleeps," they came up with an idea that will shock even hardcore fans: embroidery. 3,000 frames and 45 million stitches later... Watch the result.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014