Tag Archive for contemporary country

Class of 2018: The Overachievers

You know it’s been a strange year in music when the Billboard charts and the critic’s year-end lists have so much in common. Stereogum gave the #1 spot to a pop country album; the same album that topped lists from People and Entertainment Weekly. Janelle Monáe finally got the credit she deserved when she released The ArchAndroid eight years ago. Mitski… Read more →

Class of 2016: The Overachievers

2016 was a shit year. Seriously. We experienced one of the ugliest elections in recent history. Social progress not only came to a halt, but there are elements within our country that would be happy to see us rewind the past half century. And everybody died. Well, not everybody, but you know what I mean. We lost Prince, David Bowie, and Leonard… Read more →

Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16

Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16 It was 4/20 in Denver, Colorado and the place was packed. “Stir It Up” was rattling the house speakers as familiar aromas filled the air. There was nothing to suggest this 420 concert would be any different than the myriad of others taking place across the state all week; especially when Bob Marley gave way… Read more →