On the 10th anniversary of the jazz icon’s passing, an exploration of her many lives—and how her art continues to live on
In the late 1960s, a group of brave and irreverent artists revolutionized Brazilian music—and made an oppressive military regime quiver.
Inspired by the galvanizing work of Kendrick Lamar and others, the producer’s new album Sirens mixes the political and the personal into an eclectic statement of purpose.
Fifty years ago, the composer debuted his tape-loop experiment Come Out—a piece that put forth the voice of a man beaten by police, an injustice that still reverberates in our Black Lives Matter moment.
A report from the other side of the border, where pioneering female producers, culture-mashing crews, and utopian vegan festivals are setting the underground dance scene alight.
In the final installment of Living Rooms: Global Punk & DIY Venues, a series that looks at DIY clubs around the world, writer Andy Beta and photographer Erez Avissar visit Trans-Pecos, a venue in Ridgewood, New York.
Andy Beta travels to III Points Festival in Miami to take in the city’s famously fluid music culture and highlight burgeoning local dance acts including Telescope Thieves, Bedside, and Psychic Mirrors.
In the 1960s, John Coltrane led a musical movement that saw artists striking out beyond jazz’s constraints and striving toward spiritual transcendence amidst great cultural change. Andy Beta offers a playlist of highlights from the era.
Andy Beta travels to the capital of the Netherlands to attend this year’s Dekmantel Festival and speak with artists that are pushing the idyllic city’s sound in eclectic new directions including Juju & Jordash, Young Marco, and William Kouam Djoko.
Before songs like Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” and Pat Benatar’s “Love Is a Battlefield” became era-defining hits, they were favorites at Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage. By Andy Beta.
As part of Pitchfork's role as Apple Music curators, we're offering a series of annotated playlists that highlight scenes, artists, and styles of the past. First up, Andy Beta picks 10 disco tracks from the '80s that prefigured the rise of house, acid, and techno.