Michael Barron


These Speaker Dresses Are Both Eye and Ear Candy

Artist and musician Pauchi Sasaki spoke to us about designing attire that is both fashionable and playable.
Michael Barron
In Memoriam

Remembering Leon Russell, Music's Voice of Possibility

Russell wasn't just a talented musician; he embodied the open-mindedness, eclecticism, and steadfast conviction that so many artists strive to capture.
Michael Barron

Leonard Cohen's Literary Work Was as Essential as His Music

Leonard Cohen's musical catalog was robust and full of classics—but his literary work was no less essential to understanding his art.
Michael Barron
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IC3PEAK Challenge the Russian Government's Anti-Queer Stance in New Video

The Russian duo's latest track, "Go With The Flow" addresses anti-gay laws in their home country.
Michael Barron
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Stream Kesha's First Track Since the Sony Case, Produced by Zedd

"True Colors" is the first track by the singer since her court battle with Dr. Luke.
Michael Barron
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Keith Emerson the First Synth Rock Star Dies at 71

The keyboardist for Emerson Lake and Palmer brought new prominence to the synthesizer.
Michael Barron
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Umberto Eco Taught the World How to Think About Conspiracies and Fascism

The great Italian novelist passed away Friday, but his lessons on fascism, whodunits, and deep-dive erudition remain.
Michael Barron

Talking Celebrities, Collaboration, and Chairs with Playwright and Artist Robert Wilson

We spoke to the famed playwright about his recent exhibition and what it was like working with Steve Buscemi, Marlene Dietrich, and Lady Gaga.
Michael Barron

The Long, Strange Trip of the Chemists Behind the Legendary LSD 'Orange Sunshine'

'The Sunshine Makers' is a new documentary that shares the untold story of the chemists-turned-criminals who altered the psychedelic world.
Michael Barron
boiler room

Stop What You're Doing and Stream Boiler Room's 5 Year Anniversary Parties

From the dancefloor to the couch—it's going down.
Michael Barron
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Yves De Mey Announces New Album on Spectrum Spools, Releases Distorted Single “Adamance”

From the Belgian synthesist and producer’s newest LP 'Drawn With Shadow Pens.'
Michael Barron

RBMA Shines a Light on Paris Vogue Scene In New Feature Film

As part of their ongoing stint in Paris, the new film focuses on vogue balls that take place in underground clubs around the French capital.
Michael Barron