What would you want out of your favorite show? You might be seeking the energy of an exciting show, or the intimacy of a small venue. Ultimately, you just want to have a fun time, but maybe you want more. “Light Upon the Lake” is a brief 29-minute album released in June by Chicago-based band […]

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If only we could all have the confidence and swagger of the world’s greatest hip-hop artists. Borrow these boasts to get excited about the new school year and to practice overhyping what you did this summer. 7. “The World is Yours” by Nas: “Whose world is this? / The world is yours, the world is […]

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The stupendous freedom of the late summer, well-catalogued by Frank Ocean’s new masterpiece “Blonde,” is coming to an end. With it comes a wave of that self-indulgently sad rock we all love to pair with the changing weather. I’m hopeful that if Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool” could make waves this year, maybe Jeff Tweedy […]

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