Darwin Grosse, musical visionary and voice for Max and DIY learning, has passed away

The most powerful impact anyone can have in music is not just to find their own voice but to help others find theirs. It means that song echoing across the hills. And across hardware and software, few have shared passion and understanding of DIY musical expression quite like Darwin Grosse.

Go read (and listen to) Ash Lauryn – from Atlanta to the world, Black and underground

Ash Lauryn, Detroit-born journalist, DJ, and creator now based in Atlanta, helms Beatportal this month and champions “Black and underground” music in all her work. Here’s where to find it all so you make sure not to miss it.

Peter Kirn - September 1, 2020

First Floor is what happens when music journalism arrives in your email inbox, unfiltered

Journalism is often a nomadic field, as outlets come and go — music journalism, doubly so. But Shawn Reynaldo reinvented his homeless radio show as a mailing list, and the results are refreshing. The odd thing is, reading through First Floor feels more intimate than the days of print writing. Don’t get me wrong – […]

Peter Kirn - October 21, 2019

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