Parquet Courts: You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now

The music we tweeted this week and the second installment of our #PrivateJam series

The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts’ newest single, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now,” is a resonating blast from the past. Parquet Courts has a knack for obtuse yet intriguing lyrics, and the mystery is further perpetuated by the band’s refusal to …

George Duke: Reach Out

The music we tweeted this week and the second installment of our #PrivateJam series

Famed jazz funk keyboardist George Duke passed away on 5 August 2013 at the age of 67 and his memorial service—which took place this past Monday—included performances from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. When Duke passed away, the ripple through Twitter showed just how many of today’s musicians were inspired and influenced by him—with condolences from Justin Timberlake, ?uestlove, Bootsy Collins and many more. We’re …

Megadeth: Holy Wars

The music we tweeted this week and the second installment of our #PrivateJam series

For this week’s #PrivateJam, Kenny G gave us his own guilty pleasure hit. Our woodwind spirit animal explained that after taking his son to one of their shows years ago, he’s still hair-over-heels for Megadeth’s “Holy Wars.” The band’s #1 hit featured on their 1990 Rust in Peace album is the heart and soul of progressive thrash metal. And no surprise, Kenny’s always been a …