3 Doors Down Is the Perfect Band to Play Trump’s Inauguration

With major black and mainstream pop musicians effectively boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration, event planners have been compelled to rely on artists with a large popular following who hail from culturally marginal genres. Classical crossover, a schlocky genre predicated on slavish devotion to a mirage European high culture, is well-represented by …

On DC4, Meek Mill Proves He Can Stand the Test of Time

There’s a moment late on Meek Mill’s DC4 that seems at once incidental and revealing. Halfway through “Tony Story 3,” the mixtape’s penultimate track, Paulie, the narrative’s protagonist, finds himself alone in a parked car in the darkest hours the morning. His driver’s seat is all the way reclined; he’s lurking while …

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 …