Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.
Donald Glover's flow is serious, so stop laughing at his jokes
An in-depth look
back at N.W.A. frontman Eazy E resides in Phoenix New Times.
Weekly goes deep with indie darlings of the moment the
Morning Benders and Washed
Out, the glo-fi equivalent.
Great titling (Arkansas
Bo Is The Best Unemployed Rapper In Dallas), and Ted Leo reflects
on his prolific career in the Dallas Observer:
"Being able to step off that hamster wheel where you can'tIn City Pages, Trip Shakespeare gets
what's up around the bend but only what's coming at you fast, it helped
me get a little bit of perspective about the whole thing, the whole
thing meaning the last 20 years of my life," Leo says. "I think, in a
weird way, it opened up the songwriting for a little bit more of just me
using my voice and not maybe feeling like I had to say something."
the band back together.
Village Voice went
to Mexico for the MtyMx fest, Community scene-stealer Donald
also just a rapper, Edd Hurt recalls his 1981 conversation with
Chilton, and Dan Weiss has
a spot-on line about the XX:
The big white "X" on black that comprises their album cover
is the sort of cult branding that evokes a mass of NIN T-shirts, and
their goth-friendly haircuts would be happy to comply if only the group
didn't pledge allegiance to Aaliyah and Ma$e
Plus, shopping with Gang
Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos!