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Over the weekend, the New York rap group Das Racist, in a messy and roundabout sort of way, announced that they were no longer a group. This is a shame! Das Racist were really good and important in some sneaky ways, and we need to talk about all of that. But first, here’s the breakup [...]
Craig Jenkins delivers like an 80-lb. baby. You’ve probably read a heap of prose glowingly anointing Roc Marciano’s Reloaded as one of 2012’s best hip-hop releases (true) but quietly intimating that this was achieved in part by Roc adhering to a style and standard of rap whose last hurrah on terrestrial radio was 1997 (not… Continue reading »
Saturday night’s show was a great example of what Lexington could be in the near future: fun new venue, critically acclaimed headliner, two solid local acts and dozens of music fans who arrived early and stayed late. The show was all about new mu…
If the New Division‘s name calls to mind the two bands whose thick reverb, quick rhythms, and affective vocals ruled new wave in the late 70s and 80s — Joy Division and its progeny New Order — that’s no mistake. The L.A. four-piece borrows heavily from this pair of giants, but strains those iconic sounds [...]