Maybe the People Would Be the Times

One writer remembers the 1970s New York City music scene, which we have to thank for everything.


The Shape of Punk to Comp

How cheap compilation CDs helped revive a genre.


Meet Some of the People Who Put Together Our Music Issue

Writer Luc Sante, photographer Shaquille Dunbar, and more helped make our Music issue.


In Austin, Country Dancing Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is two-stepping into the future, with a twist.


New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called The Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.


Inside the FBI's File on The Fugs: The "Most Vulgar Thing the Human Mind Could Possibly Conceive"

Buried in a bureau file on the Doors is correspondence about how dirty the Fugs were.


Behind the Cover of Our 2017 Music Issue

New York photographer Darin Mickey provided us with a bit of existentialism.


Mija Is EDM's Last Great Hope

The self-made 25-year-old DJ is poised to become one of the biggest names in contemporary dance music, as well as a one-woman art factory.


Lil Wayne Changed the Internet Forever

A decade ago, Weezy's string of releases reimagined what rap could be, and created a blueprint musicians are still following today.


God Bless Women Who Sing Candidly About Fucking

A new generation of axe-slingers celebrates female sexuality with hot licks and explicit lyrics, and I'm here for it.


Are We Heading for a Future Where Musicians Are Obsolete?

How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music.


Wolfgang Tillmans Wants to Tell You About a Poly-Sexual Utopia

The artist and photographer is one of the most influential people in counterculture. A nod from Frank Ocean doesn't hurt, either.