Festival organizers, meteorologists, and more sound off on the strange challenges and increasing risks of presenting outdoor live music
One fan’s journey through rap’s pursuit of the female gaze, from LL Cool J to Tupac to Drake.
In Wisconsin, an overlooked rap community is trying to navigate big dreams and harsh realities.
Amid rampant anti-trans legislation and attacks on LGBTQ+ communities, venue owners and performers are protecting the sanctity of their spaces—and their lives.
After steadily leveling up across more than two decades, the label is a bastion for uncompromising artists looking to get weird, loose, and honest.
Sharon Van Etten, Rico Nasty, Corin Tucker, and more on how being a touring musician can make the struggles of motherhood that much more intense.
Margo Price, Water From Your Eyes, Chat Pile, and more musical stoners on how pot influences the creative process
How Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I.’s cursed megahit predicted everything bad about the past decade in pop culture
The singer-songwriter became famous for a style so intimate it resembled confession, but six recently unearthed albums made with his high school friends trace the surprising musical path he took to get there.
Once stigmatized as the music of immigrants, reggaeton now leads Spanish charts, spawning local artists and global stars. But not everyone is a fan.
Long before Donuts, a passed-around cassette made the Detroit producer a key influence on the sound of hip-hop and soul. The author of the celebrated Dilla Time takes us inside the making of this legendary tape.
Led by artists like DOMi and JD Beck, a generation of rising players is infusing jazz with absurdist online irreverence. But are they playing jazz at all?
Experts and artists including Santigold, Jeff Tweedy, and Denzel Curry trace a web of pressing issues while imagining the paths forward.
Naloxone nasal spray is safe, simple to use, and life-saving. Artists like Animal Collective, Pearl Jam, and Twin Shadow are working to make it available at every concert venue. But it isn’t going to be easy.
Across more than 50 years, the music of artists including Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette, and Megan Thee Stallion has been used communicate the anger and grief around the fight for reproductive rights.
Co-organized by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and featuring Björk, Rage Against the Machine, Fugees, Sonic Youth, and many more, the 1996 San Francisco concert set the template for combining music and activism in the 1990s.
From the Beatles to the Sex Pistols to the Smiths, disgust and fascination with the monarchy became a British rock tradition over the course of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
Young artists in Newark, New Jersey and Philadelphia are injecting kinetic, dance-friendly tempos into their tracks, paying tribute to their cities’ club legacies while offering a sound all their own.