Category: music

SXSW Finds: POWR BTTM

Don’t make the mistake of searching for “Power Bottom” on the Internet when you can’t remember how this band is spelled. But these dudes in dresses did a great job at their SXSW set!...

The SPIN at Stubb’s Party, 2016 Edition

The 2016 SPIN at Stubbs party happened. Chvrches played for the party–this time as a headliner–and a lot of fun happened, even though it was SO HOT this year! View this post on Instagram...

A Vinyl Bonus: The Neon Boys

As a bonus of watching the pilot of  the new television series Vinyl, the recap over at Vulture brought up the Neon Boys. I now love The Neon Boys! I suspect I heard them...

Life on Mars on GIRLS

If you’ve been watching Lena Dunham‘s show GIRLS, you may have heard a haunting cover of Life on Mars that lingered over the end credits as Shoshanna walked down a lonely street in Japan. This is...

“What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and Historical (Re)Construction in Beyoncé’s “Formation” videos

I am proud to present an unusual take on Beyonce’s “Formation” video: an academic close-reading of the video by independent scholar and guest blogger Byron King: “What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and...

Still Missing David Bowie

Earlier this evening a  friend came over to the house, and asked in passing if I was still missing David Bowie. Of course I said yes. We live in a world where the endless...