Jack Antonoff on How to Write a Perfect Pop Song

Bleachers’ Jack Antonf. Photo: Erika Goldring/Wire When I was first presented with the idea for this story — where I would explain how to write a perfect pop song — I told my manager, ‘It’s a cool idea, but it doesn’t make any sense. There’s no one way to do …

ETO – Ritual (Prod. By V Don & Kill) (Audio)

Eto & V Don return with another gem titled “Ritual” alongside Kill on co-production. Eto delivers his classic flow over a haunting piano loop that seems to float just above the concrete-hard drums. When asked about their partnership, Eto compares himself and V to the Blues Brothers, adding, “Don sends …

Nick Cave Brings Dark Tales of Death and Loss to the Beacon Theatre

Nick Cave. Photo: CBS Photo Archive/CBS Getty s The Beacon Theatre is a peculiar Upper West Side fixture: The colorful paintings and gilded pillars inside the decadent space run in stark contrast to the mix stately sophistication and residential coziness struck up by storefronts and apartment buildings outside. Beacon’s extremes …

Long Strange Trip Is the Definitive Grateful Dead Documentary

Jerry Garcia. Photo: Amazon Video/Amazon Video With today’s new Long Strange Trip, producer Martin Scorsese, director Amir Bar-Lev, and Amazon Studios have finally crafted the definitive Grateful Dead documentary. Others have tried: 2014’s affecting The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip Bob Weir and 1977’s hokey, self-directed The Grateful Dead …

Remembering Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman died liver cancer at 69. Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns/Getty s Jam bands aren’t known for their vocals. Most tout a singer (or two) and songs with traditional verses and choruses, but really, jam-band songwriting is an exercise in drawing up blueprints for the many forms a composition can …

Cat Power Is One of Our Most Vital Songwriters

Cat Power Cat Power will be appearing with Frankie Cosmos at this year’s Vulture Festival on Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in New York. Tickets are available now on VultureFestival.com! Five years ago, Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, released Sun. It was a brittle album propelled by drum machines …

What Happens When Radiohead Runs Out of Unreleased Classics?

Thom Yorke and Radiohead. Photo: Trixie Textor/Getty s for Coachella Following a series characteristically cryptic clues sprinkled around major cities worldwide, Radiohead finally put obsessive fan speculation to rest on Tuesday with the announcement OK Computer’s 20th-anniversary reissue. Later this summer, the band will release newly remastered versions their now-classic …