Alessia: Here

“Here” is an excellent debut single from newcomer Alessia (aka Ontario-based Alessia Caracciolo) who is currently signed to Def Jam. The song is one that will truly speak to anybody who has felt alone in the middle of a crowd. The 18-year-old artist sings, “Truly I ain’t got no business here / but since my friends are here, I just came to kick it / …

Demythologizing Kurt Cobain

Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain’s death) would take 18 months to complete, but it has taken eight years—and will finally be released 24 April 2015. Between searching through the treasure trove of archives Cobain’s former wife Courtney …

Patti Smith’s New Memoir

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Following up the beautifully written “Just Kids,” Patti Smith—singer, songwriter, poet, artist and icon—has announced her new memoir, “M Train,” will be released later this year. Described as a trip “through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations,” the book is said to explore Smith’s feelings about her craft and creative origins, as …