20,000 Albums for Eidelyn Gonzales: Low

By Venus Rittenberg, Editorial Director
[RCA; 1977]
Key tracks: “Sound and Vision,” “Always Crashing in the Same Car,” “A New Career in a New Town”

Rock and metal legends collide for PowerTrip Festival

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor
(Photo courtesy of PowerTrip)
Some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal are set to headline the PowerTrip Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The festival will take place from October 6-8th, with two headliners featured each night. Friday night will star Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden. Saturday night will feature AC/DC and Ozzy Ozbourne with Tool and Metallica closing out on Sunday. 

Album Review: Don Toliver – Love Sick

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor 
[Cactus Jack; 2023]
Rating: 2/10
Key tracks: “If I had”, “Bus Stop”, “LoveSickness”
Texas native Don Toliver has been making major waves in music since around 2018. He released his first album Donny Womack and had a prominent feature on CAN’T SAY by Travis Scott. Despite how long Toliver has been around, it feels like he only picked up real traction in the past year or so, or at least, got on my radar.

Album Review: Paramore – This Is Why

By Roman Salomone, Contributor[Atlantic Records; 2023]Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “This Is Why”, “Big Man, Little Dignity”, “Figure 8”, “Thick Skull” Let’s take a second to travel back in time a decade ago. Paramore just released their fourth full-length album: a boldly self-titled double LP which was easily one of the most ambitious releases mainstream rock…

Album Review: BabyTron – Out On Bond

By Cody Englander, Contributor
[The Hip Hop Lab Records; 2023]
Rating: 4/10
Key tracks: “A2Z”, “Overthinking”
The story of BabyTron’s latest EP may be more entertaining than the EP itself. Much like the title suggests, after being arrested for drug possession, he got set out on bond, and recorded part of this 12 minute EP on the road directly after getting out. This EP is coming off of the success of Babytron’s success of his last album, Bin Reaper 3: New Testament, widely agreed to be one of his better works by fans and critics alike. Babyton addresses his arrest on the very first line of the project, “Stop saying free me, I got out the next day, man.” While this EP may not be high art, the context of this 5 song EP really helps to understand how we got the project that we did.

Single Review: Men I Trust – Ring of Past

By Devon Risner, Contributor
[Independent; 2023]
Rating: 8/10
The neon-colored funky bops and ballads of the 1980s might be a bygone time, but to the Montreal-based band Men I Trust, it hasn’t left just yet. Their new single “Ring of Past”, released in February of 2023, harks the emotion of funk and dare to say even a little disco. Since the band’s conception in 2014, they have always known how they wanted to sound and never failed to achieve it in the slightest. “Ring of Past” is just another piece of supporting evidence.

Album Review: Caroline Polachek – Desire, I Want to Turn Into You

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor[Sony Music; 2023]Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Bunny Is A Rider”, “Sunset”, “Blood and Butter” Desire, I Want to Turn Into You is Caroline Polachek’s sophomore release (under this name). In the mid 2010s, she released one studio record each under the names Ramona Lisa and CEP, Arcadia and Drawing the Target Around…

Tyler, the Creator announces Deluxe Edition of Call Me If You Get Lost

By Roman Salomone, Contributor 
[Photo courtesy of Dazed]
West Coast rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator has recently announced a deluxe version of his 2021 album Call Me If You Get Lost. The new edition is entitled Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale, and will feature leftover cuts from the recording sessions of the original album. 

Donald Glover wins plagiarism lawsuit over “This is America”

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor 
[Photo courtesy of Getty]
Riding off the heave of acclaim from his co-created Prime Original Swarm, renaissance man Donald Glover would again circle the victory lap by winning the plagiarism lawsuit brought onto him over his 2018 Childish Gambino hit, “This is America.”

Swans release new single “Paradise is Mine”

[Photo Courtesy of Phil Puleo] By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor Experimental rock outfit Swans have released their latest single “Paradise is Mine.” The nine-minute-long comeback is the first glimpse into their sixteenth studio record The Beggar, following 2019’s leaving meaning. The record is set to release on June 23 from Young God Records; run by lead…

Lollapalooza Chicago announces their 2023 summer headliners and line-up

[Courtesy of Choose Chicago] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor On March 21st, the highly anticipated release of Chicago’s Lollapalooza lineup was announced on Instagram, causing music fans to go into a frenzy. Hosted in Grant Park, the four day music festival will be from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6.  Read more: Nelsonville Music Festival releases…

Movie Review: Your Place or Mine

By: Cody Englander [Netflix, 2023] Rating: 1/10 Your Place or Mine is a movie that not only appeals to masochists in the most boring way possible, but ruins the day of anyone else who dares watch the thing. Read more: Movie Review: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish The movie stars Ashton Kutcher (playing a…