London Calls This 2016

Where to let your inner fanboy/girl out

While CH usually keeps an eye out for hole-in-the-wall places and events when traveling, it’s oftentimes just as invigorating (even cathartic) to let your inner fanboy/girl out in unfamiliar places. There’s perhaps no better city to do this than London, which is hosting an incredible slew of cultural events this year. And we’re not just talking about the biggest one of them all: Harry Potter …

Woolfy vs Projections: Ask (The Smiths Cover)

The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling Stones and more in this week's look at music

While California’s Woolfy vs Projections (aka Simon James and Dan Hastie) have been working in tandem and as solo artists for well over a decade, their 2012 album—The Return Of Love, on label Permanent Vacation—put them on the (ever-so-slightly) mainstream map. Fans of their work will immediately recognize their take on The Smiths’ song “Ask,” which uplifts Morrissey’s more somber tone and elucidates the vocals …

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The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling Stones and more in this week's look at music

Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty Ishmael Butler—whose notoriety peaked in the mid ’90s when he became known as Butterfly, one-third of experimental trio Digable Planets—is a music veteran with impeccable taste and tenacity. His consistently fresh take on hip-hop is evident in Shabazz Palaces’ upcoming release Lese Majesty. The 45-minute sonic journey channels multiple eras and genres, the album flows from ambient hip-hop track to space …