It’s an artist’s job to guide the voice of the people—something Common has always done in his career. With Black America Again, he strikes the right cord at the perfect time, and the result is one of the best albums of the year.
In this cabaret-style production, called Miscast, male performers were called on to belt out their favourite female-centric broadway tunes, while the females sang their favourite male songs.
Presented Oct. 6–8 at the Arts Court Theatre, the festival specializes in theatre art and this month’s shows of choice included Giant Invisible Robot and the one-woman absurdist comedy Joe: The Perfect Man.
If Bon Iver’s last album was leaving the cabin, this project is the maturation and growing process. No longer trapped in the woods, Vernon’s forgotten Emma and is finally working on himself—and as fans, we’re reaping the rewards.
Even though Orwell imagined the novel as a “what-if” scenario, a threat like massive government surveillance and censorship is still a reality for people living in certain parts of the world.
Looking for some new music to keep you inspired this fall? Look no further than The Fulcrum's top picks for the best indie albums of 2016.
Albums you should have listened to: Childish Gambino • Because the Internet | Glassnote Records, Island Records
With Gambino almost exclusively producing the entire record, there are tracks that hit every note that you want to hit in a hip hop album—corny, sad, excited, and even political.