5 Strategies For Safer Music Spaces, Including Lido Pimienta's

Conversations on making musical spaces more inclusive are far from over; there’s plenty more work to be done. But thanks to several thoughtful initiatives this year, we can continue to inch ever closer to making concert and festival spaces safe for everyone.   Lido Pimienta Colombian-Canadian musician Lido Pimienta achieved international fame after winning the Polaris Music Prize for her album […]

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Laurie Anderson Teams Up with Kronos Quartet for 'Landfall'

No strangers to collaboration, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet have announced a team-up for a new LP set to arrive next year. Titled Landfall, the 30-track disc will arrive February 16 through Nonesuch. Inspired by Anderson’s experiences during Hurricane Sandy, the album features tracks titled “CNN Predicts a Monster Storm” and “The Electricity Goes out and We Move to a Hotel.” […]

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Talib Kweli Is Still Dedicated to Conscious Rap, But Where Does He Fit In?

Last month, Twitter locked rapper Talib Kweli out his account after a white-supremacist Texas attorney named Jason Kessler hurled hate speech, racist epithets, and violent threats at him and his fans. Kweli took action into his own hands, finding the lawyer’s public business address, and sharing it with his followers, “so that people can confront and demand accountability.” He then […]

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