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Music, Painted Palms Are Better Than Mall Music

Painted Palms Are Better Than Mall Music

Your skepticism is warranted. Your indifference is understandable. The musical landscape is lousy with twentysomething duos using electronic instruments to make vaguely psychedelic pop, and most of them hit with all the uniqueness and allure of a brand-new Urban Outfitters…
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Music, Hear This Painted Palms: Show Preview

Painted Palms: Show Preview

Anyone who remembers beloved local synth-pop outfit Butterfly Bones better get hip to Painted Palms, and fast. Reese Donohue's new duo — a collaboration with far-flung cousin Christopher Prudhomme — takes the humid, hypnotic textures of Balearic dance and mixes…
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Music, The nimble funkistry of Janelle Monáe

The nimble funkistry of Janelle Monáe

The way Afrofuturist singer Janelle Monáe talks about balance, you'd think she was an acrobat. For example, when discussing the meaning behind her current single, "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi), she touts the importance of avoiding emotionally detrimental extremes. Monáe says the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Acrobatic Funk

Acrobatic Funk

The way Afrofuturist singer Janelle Monáe talks about balance, you’d think she was an acrobat. For example, when discussing the meaning behind her current single, "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi), she touts the importance of avoiding emotionally detrimental extremes. Monáe says…
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