More Mac Miller, a New Maggot Brain, and Patrick Cowley's "Mechanical Fantasy Box"

This week, Mac Miller fans received something akin to a divine message from the grave. Miller’s estate released the late artist’s first posthumous single, “Good News,” from his unfinished sixth-studio album, Circles, which is set for release today.  Both tender and gloomy, “Good News”’ creeps along steadily, strung together with sleepy guitar-picking over polished textures.

Buku 2020 Includes Tyler the Creator, Flume, Megan Thee Stallion

The BUKU Music and Art Project returns March 20 and 21, 2020 with Tyler, the Creator, Flume, and Illenium headlining the festival. BUKU is consistently good at keeping its finger on the year’s most relevant acts. The festival channels Gen Z rage and angst into its booking, straddling hip-hop, electronic, and all things between and adjacent, while briefly dipping its toes into punk rock. 

DJ Nice Rack Connects the Future and the Past at Voodoo

Michelle Currier performs as DJ Nice Rack, and she is indebted to New Orleans’ musical lexicon. The Louisiana native considers bounce and southern hip-hop the backbone of her sets. Her sound straddles the musical universes to which she’s bound, looking both backwards and forwards as she merges old school hip-hop with forward-looking house beats.     

Anderson .Paak Didn't Need the Weather to Generate Heat at Champions Square

Anderson .Paak knows that his face is his money. He named the tour that brought him to Champions Square Saturday night “The Best Teef in the Game Tour,” and he showed off his fine set of choppers all show. His face is so important that he mounted a camera on his drum kit so that even when he was playing, we could see him. 

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