Read a chapter from Amanda Petrusich’s forthcoming book Do Not Sell at Any Price that chronicles the life of legendary record collector Harry Smith and his mythical opus, The Anthology of American Folk Music.
Read Stuart Berman's Best New Reissue review of Slint’s 1991 touchstone Spiderland.
Watch Sky Ferreira play a drug kingpin in her new video for "I Blame Myself".
From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.
Bombay Bicycle Club at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.
Haim at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.
The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.
Pharrell at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuite—more here.
In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Whitney Houston. But now, a new digital methodology has rendered the tally a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural consequences. Chris Molanphy details the chart’s storied history and discusses whether it can be fixed in our latest feature, "I Know You Got Soul".
Who Killed at Coachella? -
Turns out a lot of people really killed it at Coachella this year.