Lily Allen covers ‘Going to a Town’

Lily Allen, darling U.K. import of the early-aughts, performed a haunting live cover of Rufus Wainwright’s “Going to a Town” at Women’s March London this year. Today she released her version with a black-and-white video directed by Bafic that includes footage of her performance and the anti-Drumpf demonstrations from the London Women’s March rally. One day […]

Gorillaz Foretold the Pop Narrative Future

It’s always been hard to take Gorillaz totally seriously. After all, the side project of Blur’s Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett is comprised of cartoon characters: Albarn’s daffy-voiced singer 2D, drummer Russel Hobbs, bassist Murdoc Niccals, and adolescent guitarist Noodle—each with their own arc over the course of the band’s nearly 20 […]

Drumpf Silver Lining

OK, i think i found one silver lining to this national nightmare – The Clash and The Psychedelic Furs haven’t been this relevant in years. #PunksNotDead! Think I’m reaching? Listen for yourself: Anyone hearing this for the first time today would never guess it was written 30 years ago instead of for the Breitbart administration.

2016 was the Worst

Phew: midnight. It is now 1st January, 2017 and while I didn’t get an awkward kiss with a stranger I am relieved to report, after spending the last several hours breathlessly refreshing google alerts that our irreplaceable, 94-years-young national treasure Betty White is still counted among the living. It doesn’t bring back anyone we lost, […]