Music

Blue Chips 2

by: Michael Shields Action Bronson and Party Supplies reunite for a sequel to their highly-acclaimed mixtape, Blue Chips….. The initial Blue Chips is an absolute…

Arcade Fire — Reflektor

by: Chris Thompson and Michael Shields Arcade Fire’s latest album, Reflektor, finds the Canadian indie rock band opening themselves up to a brand new influence…

Phish in Wingsuit

by: Christopher Rockwell In breaking with one of Rock and Roll’s greatest traditions, Phish’s Halloween spectacular comes up short…. Bucking what was perhaps the greatest…

Hesitation Marks

by: Heather Fawn An ardent NIN fan digs into their latest, Hesitation Marks, an album that encompasses their entire career, satisfying the hardcores, while also…

Run The Jewels

by: Tom Rau and Michael Shields Two of Across the Margin’s longtime contributors break down EL-P and Killer Mike’s Run the Jewels tour…. Its been…

Ruby Red

by: Michael Shields We take a quick look at one of this year’s most pleasant surprises: The Love Language’s ‘Ruby Red’….. If you’ve ever stumbled…

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The First Rays

By Chris Thompson The surprising influence of a genre on one of the greatest musicians of our time…. When I was a senior in college,…

Best Songs of 2013 (So Far)

There’s been so much amazing music released as of late that it’s coming at us from almost every direction. The Editors at Across the Margin…

Branching Out

by: Douglas Grant A fan’s loyalty ofttimes becomes challenged when an artist chooses to take risks. We ask…..Is this fair? Fandom is a strange phenomenon….

Bathing in Falsetto

by: Michael Shields A look back at a decade of music that finds me here today bathing in falsetto. How I grew to love Bon Iver…….

Mistaken For Strangers

by: Michael Shields A new documentary takes you on the road with The National, while exploring what it means to be brothers…. Tom Berninger is…

Ironman — Gold Edition

by: Michael Shields A true classic gets a makeover…… It’s rare that a hip-hop track will incite the sort of emotion I experienced the first…