The Doors: Light My Fire

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Jim Morrison may have very well been the face of The Doors, but it was keyboardist Ray Manzarek who ignited their worldwide success with his inimitable ability to play a Vox Continental organ with his right hand for the melodies while simultaneously playing a Fender keyboard with his left for the bass chords. Arguably no song better displayed his remarkable talent than the 1967 hit …

Holy Ghost!: Dumb Disco Ideas

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, the duo behind Holy Ghost!, released a banger of a song that’s sure to be a summer party anthem with “Dumb Disco Ideas”—contrary to the title. Perhaps they had an inkling it would become a Brooklyn rooftop staple when they teamed up with frequent collaborator Ben Fries to make the video, which forgoes the twosome in favor of an NYC …

Charli XCX: I Want It That Way

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

British pop singer Charli XCX made her mark both writing and featuring on the uncontrollably catchy Icona Pop hit “I Love It,” but she is undoubtedly a successful solo artist, opening up for Santigold and Coldplay in 2012. Last week she touched down in Chicago, where a fan captured her performing at the Boys Town record shop Borderline Music. Whether a nod to its gay-friendly …