In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Whitney Houston. But now, a new digital methodology has rendered the tally a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural consequences. Chris Molanphy details the chart’s storied history and discusses whether it can be fixed in our latest feature, "I Know You Got Soul".
2.5 years and here it is.
music for eye contact.
hope you enjoy.
track one from the upper chief full-length, coming in full later this week.
Connecticut quartet Patch Kit was forged from the ashes of former Unsigned Spotlight act The New & Very Welcome. The introspective, female-fronted group brings to mind the likes of Rainer Maria and Lemuria. Head to stream a new song titled “Sleeping With Socks On.” Their debut EP, I Think I’m Going To Throw Up, will be available next month digitally and on cassette via Broken World Media (run by Derrick of The World Is…).
Check out Patch Kit! We are releasing their new ep very soon.A PATCH KIT SONG CAN NOW BE HEARD ON ABSOLUTEPUNK. AHHHH. Go check it out!
this track is great. really looking forward to the full record.
Upper Chief//Do Not Tolerate Oppressors
rolleiflex 2.8C//ilford delta 3200 push 6400
rider is a great person who takes great photos.
untitled on Flickr.
Something was wrong with this roll of film. I don’t think it was exposed to any light (???) but it was foggy and splotchy in some parts and that makes me smad (sad/mad).
this show made me smad, but these pictures are nice. that’s me, the second one down.
In an age where all media is on-demand, the Chicago arts community has a hard time reaching out to the younger community. How are we supposed to get the younger generation in the theaters? General Admission podcast hosts Don Hall and Tyler Greene join us in studio to answer this question
reblogging for later.
this show will be a safe space
Our next show is this one and it’s TOMORROW!
tonight. upper chief. music for eye contact. come hear some new stuff.
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die - June. 2010 - Westerly, RI
this is the only recorded live version of six seeds we will ever get
didn’t know this was on vimeo. this set is great. 16 17 9 9 9 is still one of my favorite world is songs, if not my favorite overall.
currently listening to the new ledisi record. nice and smooth with a surprising amount of pop influence. definitely feeling it.