Zachary Lipez


Woodstock '99 Was a Violent Disaster That Predicted America's Future

The well-documented, pervasive misogyny of Woodstock '99 is more relevant to America in 2019 than the "free love" politics of its original iteration.
Zachary Lipez

Alsarah Wrote a Song for the Sudanese Uprising

The Sudan-born Alsarah and the Nubatones singer has done the only thing an artist an ocean away from her people and their struggles can do.
Zachary Lipez
In Memoriam

Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It

Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
Zachary Lipez
Longreads Or Whatever

Nothing Will Save Us

The Philadelphia underdogs are void fuckers in a time that calls for it. They rose from hardship to become one of today's most beloved cult rock bands—but they still feel misunderstood.
Zachary Lipez

You Need to Listen to Wilder Maker's 'Zion,' an Americana Scorcher

The New York City band's new album is down home Americana music for the city streets. Stream it now.
Zachary Lipez
we saw this

Trip Metal Festival Is One of America's Last Refuges for Real Freaks

The Detroit festival remains one of the most forward thinking festivals in America.
Zachary Lipez

To Iceage, With Love

The Danish group's new album 'Beyondless' is wonderful. Fuck the facts, Iceage are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
Zachary Lipez

Physique's Debut Album Is Anarchic Hardcore of Mythic Proportions

In part made up of former members of G.L.O.S.S., the d-beat destroyers set their sights on "inept politicians, land stolen from indigenous peoples, gender struggles, genetic manipulations" on 'Punk Life Is Shit.'
Zachary Lipez
we saw this

A Massive Festival in Côte d’Ivoire Has Become a Vehicle for Social Action

Drawing crowds in the hundreds of thousands and boundary-pushing artists from all over Africa, the Festival of Urban Music of Anoumabo is still locally focused—using the proceeds to build schools and hospitals in Côte d’Ivoire.
Zachary Lipez

Bombino, the World's Best Guitarist™, Shares New Song "Tehigren"

The international star announces a new record called 'Deran' on May 18 via Partisan Records.
Zachary Lipez
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 10 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New projects from Nadine, No Age, Migos, and Agrimonia make this week's list of essential albums.
Alex Robert Ross
Colin Joyce
Kim Kelly
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Hollie Cook's New Album Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart

'Vessel of Love,' due January 26 on Merge, is a collection of abstract, reggae-leaning love songs, born from a period of anxiety and depression.
Zachary Lipez