Noname Live at Majestic Theatre, Nov. 20

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Chicago-based rapper Noname hasn’t released a project since the summer of 2016. Her mixtape Telefone was one of the year’s most highly praised debut projects. Despite the fact that she’s got a limited catalogue to tour on, she’s been going at it practically nonstop since the project dropped. Within the past year alone, I’ve seen her perform three times — … Continue reading Noname Live at Majestic Theatre, Nov. 20

Sea Change, Beck

By Savannah McHugh, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Sea Change, Beck … Continue reading Sea Change, Beck

Lil Pump, Lil Pump

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 3.7 Lil Pump is contagiously atrocious. The South Florida rapper submerged onto the pop-trap scene after his SoundCloud hit “ELEMENTARY” reached millions of views over a year ago. Being associated with the likes of other South Florida Internet rappers like Kodak Black, Xxxtentacion, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral and $ki Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump earned steadfast attention with his brass … Continue reading Lil Pump, Lil Pump

Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor Michelle Zauner’s solo work under the guise Japanese Breakfast has been overwhelmingly, if not entirely, inspired by the death of her mother. And yet her live performance at The Sett Tuesday night told another story — one of joy and triumph.  When opener The Spirit of the Beehive began their half-hour set, the crowd consisted of a measly 50-some guests, … Continue reading Japanese Breakfast exudes joy and triumph at The Sett

I Tell a Fly, Benjamin Clementine

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 8.0 Benjamin Clementine is not a conformist. His eye often strays from the orthodox and established to something more surreal and finicky. Clementine is a modern-day Bartleby, minus the depressive mentality. It’s the demeanor and embodiment of the “I’d rather not” mantra that separates Clementine’s work as something that supersedes art. The 28-year-old visionary from London believes that language … Continue reading I Tell a Fly, Benjamin Clementine