‘Evolution Is Part of Tradition,' Says Makaya McCraven

Every day, we have so many options to make, and we're continuously improvising them, much like in jazz," explains Makaya McCraven, a drummer and composer. "Even when we try to order and sanitize the world so that we can function, we're improvising in various frameworks." It's all a way of expressing existence." McCraven, 38, is […]

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Review of Arlo Parks – Sad and Stressful

Night has fallen outside, yet it is still a warm day inside. Strings of plastic flowers are strung from the ceiling and wrapped around the mixing console in this small venue. Arlo Parks, a 21-year-old poet and singer, received the Mercury Prize for her first album, the highly acclaimed Collapsed in Sunbeams, last week, beating […]

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