2013: Chocolate Grinder Mix: Writers

30 of our favorite songs in an Exquisite Corpse mix

2013: Jacking All Trades

True stories of multitasking musicians

2013: Delirious Bombast

Art house flirtations with gut-level cinema

2013: On Being Offended

12 reasons to help you realize why you should be offended (with photo gallery)

2013: Noise and People

Exploring the role of gender on the fringes of experimental composition

2013: Appropriating a 2013

(Nu.wav) hallucinations of an irretrievable past

Kathleen Hanna

“If she says she’s a feminist, then who I am to stop her? I’m not the feminist police.”

Bill Kouligas (PAN)

“It’s not a competition, it’s not a race. It’s a personal interest I’m working with here.”

Matana Roberts

“There are some things I just can’t tell you about, honey.”

Bill Baird

“If you go super-local, and you’re just all about your local scene… I’ve seen that as a way to prop up mediocrity.”

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

You all are taunting me with your functional sticks.

Amen Dunes

“Even when I was just singing cover songs I remember it being almost inappropriately intimate and personal.”


“There was always that feeling that maybe this is the last time we can do this special thing that few other people get to do.”

In Appreciation of MIDI

How a 30-year-old electronic communication remains on the bleeding edge of music technology


“I just want to make stuff until I die, and I want to have as many people help me do it as possible.”

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes)

“I think there is an emotional intensity to ‘keeping it together’ that rivals the oh-man-I’m-losing-it wild person style of yesteryear, too.”

New York Film Festival 2013

“It’s as if the movies have gotten both bigger and smaller at the same time”

Sean McCann

“The idea of music being stripped down to pure melodies and arrangements is fascinating to me.”

CMJ 2013

From Traxman and Omar Souleyman to Perfect Pussy and Pity Sex


“I embrace the dark on a personal level, but in my work, if anything, I’m actually shining a light on it.”