This weekend brings the energetic jazz of The Bad Plus, the showy avant-rock of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, the dub metal of Dub Trio, the cross-genre turntablism of Kid Koala, and more.
Minneapolis hip-hop artist P.O.S., creator of one of the year’s best rap albums, explains how he got the idea for his new video, “Optimist.”
The long-rumored Faith No More reunion has been confirmed (!!!). Vocal heavyweight Mike Patton keeps busy with a feature-film soundtrack, MF Doom drops half his name and a new album, Dengue Fever provides accompaniment to The Lost World, hip-hop duo Themselves returns, and much more.
As the season’s wintry punishment eases (it cracked 50 in Chicago this weekend), more and more artists are getting back in their vans and braving the roads for packed and sparse crowds alike.
Here’s a list of tours on our radar, including dates from The Bad Plus, Fucked Up, Orange Tulip Conspiracy, P.O.S., Secret Chiefs 3, Young Widows, and more.
P.O.S. has saved hip hop.
I haven’t been this excited and energized about a hip-hop album since Shadows On The Sun by Brother Ali came out in 2003.