Janet Weiss: Why the Drum Goddess Was the Heartbeat of Sleater-Kinney

Drum goddess Janet Weiss announced she’s leaving Sleater-Kinney on Monday — surprising news for fans, given that the band is on the verge of releasing their excellent new album and tickets have already gone on sale for their upcoming tour. “After intense deliberation and heavy sadness, I have decided to leave Sleater-Kinney,” Weiss wrote in her statement. “The band is […]

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Song You Need to Know: Runaway June, ‘I Know the Way’

“I’ve been trying to un-fall apart,” the country trio Runaway June sang on their 2018 breakthrough single “Buy My Own Drinks,” an ode to broken-heart dive-bar hopping. “and I’ve been thinking that some neon lights would be a real good start.” One year later, the group flips the script on “I Know the Way,” a shimmering pop-country highlight from the band’s debut […]

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Fiona Apple Pledges Two Years of ‘Criminal’ Royalties to Refugees

Fiona Apple is donating the 2019 and 2020 earnings from TV and movie placements of her song “Criminal” to the While They Wait fund, which assists refugees with basic necessities, immigration fees and legal services. “After months and months of reading the news about how my country is treating refugees, I’ve become gutted with frustration trying to figure out the […]

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