Music

Nirvana, Then and Now

by: Michael Shields Nirvana brazenly enters the annals of rock and roll history, pushing boundaries while staying true to their ethos…. A week ago this…

The Year in Music 2013

In a year brimming with an overabundance of brilliance, Across the Margin delves into the best of the best. Presenting, the Top 20 Albums of…

Theater of the Absurd

by: Michael Shields Coming on the heels of Kanye West storming off the stage in Tampa mid-show, we discuss the glorious absurdity that is the…

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,…