• Liner Notes| May 2016

      Hamilton. Hamilton. Hamilton. This is probably what your Facebook feed looks like. This is the clarion call of the amalgamation of blogs and sites dedicated to everything from music to

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  • Liner Notes| April 2016

    Manchester, England: The Detroit of England. Or is it Liverpool? Anyway, it’s got a lot of bricks and used to have a lot of industry. Nothing cool happens there anymore, right? Wrong. KENDRICK

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  • Liner Notes| March 2016

      The early weeks of February were dominated by news from the Western front: KANYE WEST announced an album and retitled it a few times, shared snippets of songs and tracklists and was

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  • Liner Notes| February 2016

    Often there seems to be an avalanche-like momentum to the celebrity deaths reported in the media. Common superstition holds that “these things come in threes,” that whenever a major star

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  • Liner Notes| January 2016

      It’s been an awesome month for politically conscious hip-hop. KILLER MIKE, half of Run the Jewels, interviewed Democratic Candidate for President Bernie Sanders. They’ve been

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  • Liner Notes | December

    The largest story in music and in global news right now is the coordinated attacks on several locations throughout Paris on the night of November 14, 2015. Of course, this story will continue to

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  • November Liner Notes

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is on a roll. Full disclosure: I know nothing of his politics or his political decisions, but I do know that he (or his interns) have really trotted out their support for

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  • Liner Notes

    Some of the biggest music news this week came not from tour announcements or hologram creations (Whitney Houston lives again!), but from late night television. Stephen Colbert, famous for playing

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