Altamont versus Fyre Festival: Two Music History Catastrophes That Show How Flaccid the Millennial Generation Is

It’s easy to be a self-hating millennial. Shit, it’s easy to be a self-hating anything. That is, if you have any appropriate sense of shame. But, as we’ve all seen over the past decade or so, millennials are not about self-hatred so much as self-oblivion and a heavy reliance on …

Humanz Solidifies Gorillaz’s Superhuman Knack for Collaboration

At the beginning of Gorillaz, the song that put them on the map, particularly in Europe, was “Clint Eastwood” featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, setting this precedent for the notion that the band was one that relied upon collaborations. Indeed, their other highest charting singles, “DARE” and “Feel Good Inc.,” …

Celebrity-Backed Scholarships & Beyoncé: A Testament To The Direness of Affording Higher Education in America

It’s a bit weird, you know, when a celebrity needs to get involved in causes outside of self-promotion, particularly education. But that’s precisely what Beyoncé has felt obliged to do in her post as World’s Greatest Woman with the newly announced Formation Scholars award for female students pursuing music, creative arts, …

Seeking A “Real High,” Nite Jewel Takes Us on an Ambient, Trippy Journey in Latest Video

Ramona Gonzalez a.k.a. Nite Jewel has been rather prolific of late, following up 2016’s Liquid Cool with her upcoming fourth album, Real High. The eponymous first single and video from it finds Nite Jewel employing her usual brand of surrealism, with video editing that essentially updates those 90s school pictures …

There Was Already A Gloriously Trashy TV Movie About Madonna’s Early Days So What Are We Doing With Blond Ambition From Universal?

Though it may have been low-budget and low-caliber acting, much of the frequently forgotten about 1994 TV movie, Madonna: Innocence Lost (which aired on Fox, mind you, not Lifetime), proves to be highly detailed in its recounting of how Madonna got to the top, as well as her many daddy …

2D Was Kidnapped Into the Band, Got His Jeans from Simon Cowell & Other Revelations From the First “Live” Gorillaz Interview

Interviewed by Radio 1’s MistaJam for the album that keeps slowly revealing its tracks like bread crumbs, Gorillaz offered the music industry yet another historic moment with their first “live” interview in all the band’s animated glory. Sounding at times as incoherent as Keith Richards, Murdoc monopolizes most of the line …

Rachael Leigh Cook Leaves Behind the 90s, Acts As White Apologist for Kendall Jenner With Revamped “Your Brain On Drugs” Commercial

Rachael Leigh Cook’s epochal anti-drug commercial, released in 1997 (before her pinnacle role as Laney Boggs in 1999’s She’s All That), was telling of a moment toward the end of the decade that had burned out on the heroin chic aesthetic peddled by supermodels in fashion ads–Kate Moss obviously at the …