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The Guide to Getting Into Joni Mitchell, the Blueprint for Human Experience
Mitchell, in all her incarnations, remains a chief cartographer of American music and the female experience. Regardless of who you are, her map is made for you.
Psychedelics Are Going Mainstream, Because the Mainstream Needs Them
Some experts predict practices like MDMA therapy will be legal in as little as three years.
I Tried to Find Spiritual Enlightenment at a Music Festival
At Bhakti Fest, you'll find no alcohol, no meat, no cheese, no cigarettes, and no drugs—but you might find yourself.
Reporting on Climate Change Is Harmful if You're Not Offering Solutions
Once-celebrated author and thinker Daniel Pinchbeck can't find an audience for his new book. He has a few ideas why.
Bon Iver’s Dad Helped Me Discover the Secret Jazz History of His Hometown
How a weekend at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival ended in the back of his dad's pickup and a trip to the dive bar down the road.
How Music Helped a Transgender Pop Star Transition
Through seeing Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Prince on MTV, Kenny could better visualize becoming Mia.
The Depressing Story of America’s Favorite Pump-Up Jam
C&C Music Factory's "Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is still the go-to anthem for sports games everywhere—but its legacy is at the center of a bitter, decades-long legal battle.
The Echo Society Is Pushing Classical Music into the Future
The LA ensemble's unique aural-visual performances are as likely to be inspired by Aphex Twin as they are by Mahler, featuring the likes of Chelsea Wolfe and The Haxan Cloak.
If You Missed Grace Jones at FYF Fest, You Screwed Up
This isn’t a comeback, because Grace Jones never left.
The Wisconsinites of Wisconsin's Eaux Claires Festival Weigh in on Wisconsin
We asked attendees at the Bon Iver-curated festival about their personal preferences regarding the state's most famous politicians, beers, quarterbacks and serial killers.
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We Saw Bon Iver Debut the New Record '22, A Million' with a Bunch of Wet Wisconsinites
Justin Vernon and company played the new record at his music festival Eaux Claires in the north woods. Mother Nature was even in attendance.
Lipstick, Bros, and the Grateful Dead: A Conversation with Nick Monaco
Recorded at a studio owned by Bob Weir, Monaco's new LP 'Half Naked' finds the club kid leaning into complex, guitar-tinged pop—with achingly beautiful and unabashedly sexy results.