Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment debut must-listen album

On May 28, the Social Experiment — a music collective that includes Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, Peter Cottontale, Greg Landfair Jr. and Nate Fox — released Surf, its free debut album that features Chance the Rapper’s vocals alongside contributions from artists such as Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Jeremih, Big
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Festival dispatch: BottleRock in Napa Valley

BottleRock, Napa Valley’s young addition to the California music festival scene, took place May 29-31. Now in its third year, BottleRock remains utterly unpretentious, catering to an older demographic and to families. The absence of twentysomething music snobs was rather relaxing. Instead, the feeling of a slightly bourgeois suburban family
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Jamie xx delivers luscious sounds in debut album

A packed nightclub can be the loneliest place in the universe — a paradox that Jamie xx instinctively understands. As the producer and DJ has risen to prominence beyond his role as the behind-the-boards maestro for the xx, Jamie xx knows that his sold-out sets are packed with single hearts
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Festival dispatch: Sasquatch! 2015

“It’s fucking beautiful,” cried Angel Olsen to the wind, rain and fans on Sasquatch!’s opening night. And indeed it was. The Washington music festival, set in the Gorge-eous Amphitheatre, has delivered once again. Over the course of four days, Sasquatch! boasted a repertoire of headliners and small bands alike against
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