The CableWrites column dives deep into the grandiosity of one of the modern era's great jazz records.
The self-titled project from the newly formed supergroup illuminates a vibe and cheerfulness only attainable when collaborators are closely bonded by friendship.
Their music will do far more than my words ever will.
His sand-timer coffee cup looks nearly empty. I watch him tilt his head way back to drink it as he plays notes one-handed, not even looking at the keys. The sound which emanates seems to fill the air, coming not from any particular place but echoing from all around me.
Oliver Cable is a writer, poet and organiser of London-based live music and spoken word nights called Nowhere Nights. Now, he's spilling his thoughts onto the pages of this website in a new creative writing column, "CableWrites."
Writer, poet and live music devotee Oliver Cable lives a life submerged in the sounds of London and its vibrant musical culture. He writes because he can't find a way not to. Now, he's spilling his thoughts onto the pages of this website.
Hailing from Black Mountain, North Carolina, this week’s Riff’s & Rhymes Classic Artist is revered singer Roberta Flack.
The tandem's new collaboration is a motivational boom-bap cut that seeks out growth amid struggle and hardship.
Lyric: Looking at the situation plainly, will you remain G or will you be looked upon strangely? Song: Gang Starr - "Moment of Truth" Album: Moment of Truth (1998) Background: Often credited as the pioneers of jazz rap, Gang Starr originally started releasing demos in 1986 when Boston-born rapper Guru (then known as MC Keithy E), DJ 1, … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Gang Starr – Moment of Truth
As the new decade approaches, California indie rock continues to exist in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Out of the many coastal cities along CA's southern and central coasts, Santa Barbara's local scene is ripe with creative groups chipping away at developing something of a distinct sound. That narrative especially applies to The … Continue reading The Shorelines – Head Arrangements
"Love Is Here" packs the same energy that has fueled the band's previous output, albeit with a much more tamed demeanor.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, Jeff Tweedy and more. 21 Savage - i am > i was 21 Savage returns with his sophomore album that truly shows he was … Continue reading New Music Roundup: December
By this point, I suppose 2018 hardly needs an introduction. There's a lot going on outside and today's music reflects that, as art always tends to do. If there's one positive thing we can all agree on is that there is truly an infinite amount of great music being released into the world on a … Continue reading Best of 2018: Roberto’s Top 10 Albums
Smooth. That is the first word that comes to mind when I put on Masego’s debut album, Lady Lady. What else would you expect when the Virginia native describes his sound as “TrapHouseJazz”? It's equal parts relaxing, groovy, and catchy. A pairing that I’m surprised no one came up with sooner, because this project proves … Continue reading Masego – Lady Lady
New music round ups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Florence + the Machine, Gorillaz, SALES and more. Florence + the Machine - High as Hope In approaching their latest release, Florence Welch's band seemed as big … Continue reading New Music Roundup: July
When this time of year rolls around, there’s always the argument for the “song of the summer”. The song that controls radio waves and playlists for the short, scorching three months of excessive traveling, beaches, barbeques, drugs and sex, until we get to our regularly scheduled lives and the leaves start changing color. But with … Continue reading The Internet – Hive Mind
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Ski Mask the Slump God and more. Clairo - Diary 001 EP Diary 001 EP is as cute and charming as its title implies. Clairo's … Continue reading New Music Roundup: June
At only 23 years of age, Archy Marshall has made a name for himself in music circles across the world despite his modest catalog. The ambitious London based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has developed a unique blend of jazz infused punk rock that features elements of trip-hop. Since his humble beginnings of recording under … Continue reading King Krule – The OOZ
Featuring records from Angel Olsen, Tom Petty and more.
With a voice so delicate and enchanting, the live results are scary good.