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Review: Frank Ocean Transmits Intimacy on a Grand Scale

There were times Friday night when Frank Ocean was on stage kneeling or squatting, meaning that to the overwhelming majority of the many thousands of fans watching him on the grass on Randalls Island, he became a speck, if that. During these stretches, though, on the huge screen behind him, he was often shown in full, his hunched figure taking up almost the whole view — a man in contemplative pose, a man curling into himself for protection, a man trapped in a box.It was an elegant addressing...

Frank Ocean Has Figured Out How to Be a Live Musician

There are always questions when it comes to Frank Ocean. When is he going to release an album? Why did he just release that song? Is he going to show up? Why the headphones? "WHY BE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, OR TRANSPHOBIC WHEN YOU COULD JUST BE QUIET"?Last night at Panorama Music Festival, Frank answered a few of those. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowThe answer to the first two is: There is no answer. In 2016, after four years of solitude, Frank Ocean released two albums out of the...

What To Bring If You're Going To A Festival With Your Kids

Festival season is upon us, and we think parenting and enjoying your favourite bands playing in a field can be mutually inclusive.While several festivals accommodate mini music lovers and their parents with their own kid's stages (Field Trip) and designated nursing areas (Coachella), we're speaking from experience when we say the key to a successful festival experience with your little ones is all in what you pack.We've rounded up our summer festival essentials to keep your tiny dancers...

Top 25 Best Gifts for Musicians

On one hand, having a musician to buy a gift for can be nice. There are a wide variety of music-related items out there to choose from, including everything from funny t-shirts to books. Musicians are a rare breed who love what they do so much, any and all references to making music are appreciated. And if all that fails, there’s always music itself, of course. I know about this first hand, since I am a musician with many musician friends.On the other hand, though, musicians are extremely...