Molly Sarlé: Karaoke Angel


Whether paradoxes or purgatory, liminal states of existence make people uneasy. Most folks like their status quo binary world of black or white, not black and white or, for heaven’s … Read More

Pieta Brown: Freeway


Good art draws you into its world, fully and intentionally, to the point that, even upon completing your immersive cycle, you don’t yet want to leave. Film and television have … Read More

Kim Richey: Long Way Back


“I started off that record scared to death,” Kim Richey recalls of making Glimmer with producer Hugh Padgham back in 1999 in New York and London. A disastrous haircut, unfamiliar … Read More

Billy Strings: Home


Though music journalists — and dictionaries — generally consider “song” and “tune” to be synonyms, real-deal pickers and players make a distinction: “Songs” have lyrics; “tunes” don’t. In some bluegrass … Read More

Humbird: Pharmakon


Not everyone likes to be challenged by their music of choice. Some are content to put an album or playlist on and let it run its course as a musical … Read More

Jonah Tolchin: Fires for the Cold


Watching talented young musicians get off to a great start then continue to grow into the truest versions of themselves is a wonderful thing. Some emerge fairly fully formed, while … Read More