.Lenika Cruz

Mar 19, 2014

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

Fans of Indiana-born rapper Freddie Gibbs and Los Angeles producer Madlib were thrilled last year when the duo announced their first full-length record together....
Mar 12, 2014

ScHoolBoy Q

"My daddy a gangster." The first words uttered on LA rapper ScHoolBoy Q's major label debut, Oxymoron, come from his young daughter, and they...
Mar 12, 2014

The Men

As evidenced by its jokingly self-aware title, Brooklyn band The Men's newest record Tomorrow's Hits is all about yesterday. It revels in punching up...
Jan 15, 2014

The Waiting Rooms

The pop-up art show ArtComplex may inhabit a former two-story medical building on Pill Hill, but step inside, and it's anything but clinical-looking. To...
Nov 27, 2013

Lenika Cruz’s Top Five Albums of 2013

Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) was going to name her second album Blue before realizing Joni Mitchell had the same idea more than...
Aug 28, 2013

Zola Jesus

Though physically diminutive, Nika Danilova (aka Zola Jesus) has pipes that sound massive, operatic even — a fact that's highlighted on her newest album,...
Jul 31, 2013

David Lynch

Though first and foremost a brilliant filmmaker, David Lynch is perhaps more accurately an artist, and one whose instantly recognizable aesthetic — marked by...
May 15, 2013

Live Review: A-1 Spits His Moralistic, Hedonistic Gospel

It seems that a critical element of a rapper's success comes from being able to create and project an authentic persona: There's gravitas (say,...