Tony Bennett: I Will Be Remembering Johnny Mandel

Tony Bennett: I Will Be Remembering Johnny Mandel

Our finest jazz and traditional-pop singer reflects on his collaborations with the late, great composer-arranger.

Features

You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed: The Tender Revolution of Steven Grossman

You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed: The Tender Revolution of Steven Grossman

Recording for a major label in the mid-’70s, the brilliant but forgotten singer-songwriter offered an honest, thoughtful expression of gay identity.

Anti Band: The Unruly Legacy of NO TREND

Anti Band: The Unruly Legacy of NO TREND

A new box set from Drag City uncovers the brazen contrarians of the legendary D.C. hardcore scene.

A Place to Dance

A Place to Dance

Alumni of the Paradise Garage remember the club, and DJ, that redefined the discotheque.

#BlackLivesMatter

What's Going On

Artists discuss the messages behind their songs.

Featuring commentary from Alicia Keys, Terrace Martin and others.

Beyoncé: Motherland Drip

A very special artist playlist.

Powerful tracks from Beyoncé, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and more.

Peaceful Protest: Hip-Hop

Genius MCs take a stand.

Essential music from Public Enemy, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Discover

Jazz, the Blues & the LGBTQ Roots We Ignore

Jazz, the Blues & the LGBTQ Roots We Ignore

The beginnings of American popular music were anything but overwhelmingly straight.

Africa to the World: Crossover Essentials

Africa to the World: Crossover Essentials

Crucial tracks by Mory Kanté, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo and more.

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

Through the dominance of Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Body Count and other acts, boundaries and audiences blurred in the early ’90s.

Conversations

“A Very Powerful Thing Our Ancestors Gave Us”: A Conversation With Jon Batiste

“A Very Powerful Thing Our Ancestors Gave Us”: A Conversation With Jon Batiste

In a new single and in the streets, the pianist and bandleader furthers the great tradition of black American protest.

Amidst Uncertainty, the Courage of Rock and Roll: A Conversation With John Doe of X

Amidst Uncertainty, the Courage of Rock and Roll: A Conversation With John Doe of X

The punk veteran talks 'ALPHABETLAND,' the first new release from X's original lineup in 35 years.

J Balvin: “Just the Beginning for Reggaeton”

J Balvin: “Just the Beginning for Reggaeton”

The Colombian superstar on his new album, 'Colores,' and his genre’s future.

Essays

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Lost Soul, Lost Album: Understanding Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’

Shelved in the ’70s, the LP sheds light on a turbulent personal and artistic epoch in the singer-songwriter’s life.

Arena Rap: The Up in Smoke Tour @ 20

Arena Rap: The Up in Smoke Tour @ 20

Dre, Snoop, Ice Cube and Eminem reinvent the hip-hop concert experience.

The Awakening of Pete Rock

The Awakening of Pete Rock

Pete Rock turns 50 this year. So does the album he used to change the trajectory of hip-hop forever.

In Memoriam

Little Richard: Innovator, Originator, Architect

Little Richard: Innovator, Originator, Architect

There never had been, and never again will be, anyone like him.

Andre Harrell: The Party-Starter

Andre Harrell: The Party-Starter

The Uptown founder revolutionized the marriage of hip-hop and R&B, and served an expansive yet neglected audience.

Remembering the Musicians Felled by COVID-19

Remembering the Musicians Felled by COVID-19

This continuing feature honors the musicians taken from us by the coronavirus.

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