Childish Gambino

A Search For An Anthem For 2020: 45 Songs To Describe This Year

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2021

it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood

The Second Wave Of Covid-19 : The Sound Of Curfew

By Dorothy P. | December 1, 2020

“The heaviest burden is existing without living”

Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2020

a mixed bag, some great, some not so much

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 15TH TO 21ST

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

Janelle Monae is at Coachella on Friday

L. A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, APRIL 8TH TO 14TH

By Alyson Camus | April 7, 2019

Tame Impala are at the Fox Theater on Thursday, headline Coachella on Saturday

Coachella Announces Its 2019 Lineup

By Alyson Camus | January 3, 2019

On a side note, Kanye West was rumored to perform but he passed

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, DECEMBER 17TH TO 23RD

By Alyson Camus | December 17, 2018

Thom Yorke is at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, DECEMBER 10TH TO 16TH

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2018

Kurt Vile & the Violators are at the Wiltern on Tuesday

Best Of 2018: Songs Through November

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2018

her best song, and the best single of the year

Best Of 2018: Singles Through October

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2018

hip hop hook of the year

Best Of 2018: Singles Through September

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2018

“The symbol of your love is time”

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, OCTOBER 1ST TO 7TH

By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2018

Courtney Barnett is at the Greek Theatre on Friday

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, SEPTEMBER 24TH TO 30TH

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2018

Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Friday, September 15th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2018

This Isn’t America, it isn’t even Black America, it is collegiate black studies 101

Best Of 2018: Singles Through August

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2018

a terrific paean to loving who you want to love

Best Of 2018: Singles Through July

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2018

The sound of Gay Teen

Four New Songs From Two Artists: Childish Gambino And Garth Brooks

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2018

one part luddite and one part preservationist

Best Of 2018: Singles Through June

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2018

a world in turmoil

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending June 7th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 12, 2018

the level of greatness here is astonishing

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending May 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2018

six weeks on top

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending May 24th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2018

the definition of a viral hit

UK Top 10 Singles 5-25-18 – 5- 31-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2018

that ubiquitous”Tools” sound

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending May 17th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2018

could it be the song of the summer…?

UK Top 10 Singles 5-18-18 – 5-24-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2018

doesn’t just exercise the zeitgeist, it defines the zeitgeist. 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending May 10th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2018

owes so much to Kanye’s cut and paste song construction it makes Pedro as influential as 808s

Governors Ball 2017 Recap

By Mary Rudzis | June 6, 2017

I’ll be riding that wave for a while

US Top 10 Albums 12-28-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2013

Beyonce is head and shoulders above the rest with a ridiculous 750K + units moved at fifteen bucks a pop and no overhead, no publicity, all digital. Brooks is quite impressive with his non-digital release. It might be more last hurrah than new paradigm but as hurrahs go, I’m impressed.

Hear ye: What rock nyc Is listening to 12-19-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2013

Low key, ambient dubby sound with Charlotte’s whispery willow vocal all adding something desirable and sexy to the blues song. From her upcoming movie “Nymphomaniac” –a picture of which nearly crashed the website. Produced by beck, maybe she should get out more – B+

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases 12-10-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2013

Give Me Strength Sessions ’74-’75 – Eric Clapton – The sessions from one of the great albums of the 1970s, a height of spirituality and passion Clapton has never come close to before and since and anything that adds to the story including a 1974 concert, is more than welcome – A

Sneak Peaks: New Albums Week Of 12-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2013

Not much going on here so if it boils down to R. Kelly versus Childish Gambino, there is no real choice though I might say that if Kelly ever had the opportunity to be more than an r&b bangerz machine, to be a Stevie Wonder like melody machine, that train left when he wouldn’t get out of the closet 10 years ago.