Livwutang’s Cav Empt Cassette came out on (duh) as a tape in January and now it’s up on SoundCloud. It is tricky, to create a mix that both works as a composition and suggests the identity of the DJ as much as that of the musicians. Livwutang does it, though. As usual, the body…
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Start the day with Raphael Rogiński and his solo guitar set from the Festival of Endless Gratitude. I saw him at Unsound in 2015 and was converted. Kind…
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I loved Tariq Ali on Johnson and Thatcherism’s legacy and I love this one hour mix from Martyn. They pair well: disdain and syncopation. Martyn’s…
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Nothing but rabid enthusiasms! To start with, one of my favorite writers, Dan Fox, has launched “a newsletter about music, books, art, film, featuring…
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There is no better antidote to July 4 than Usher playing a thirty-minute Tiny Desk Concert: breath control, good humor, endless tone, fellowship. Or, if…
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One of the few people I could plausibly call a hero, Mike Davis, is dying. If you want to re-up or get familiar, read an interview from 2018 or watch…
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New essays: on Elizabeth Hardwick, one on the documentary films of Michael Blackwood, and something for Bookforum on Gary Indiana. If you skipped the…
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The fastest way to learn about Civilistjävel!: try this recent DJ set on NTS and then buy Järnnätter, his fantastic new album. In a world of autopilot…
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