33 Things: January Edition

Every month, we will compile the best, weirdest, most interesting music and sound news from the past 30 days and serve it up to you in one handy, easy to digest list. May we present 33 Things that happened in January? This list is brought to you by our 33 1/3 intern, Jonah Simonak.

  1. Zola Jesus performed in the NYC blizzard! No, really, in the blizzard.
  2. Run the Jewels took to the Parisian underground. It’s unclear whether or not their set included any Meow the Jewels jams.
  3. Kirst Novoselic and Big Boi are not on the forthcoming Modest Mouse LP. :(.
  4. Bob Dylan accurately identified his current fan base: AARP Magazine Readers
  5. Sly Stone was awarded $5 million in royalties suit.
  6. Uh, Jay-Z bid a casual $56 million on a Swedish streaming company.
  7. Frank Ocean released a cover of The Isley Brothers’ “At Your Best (You Are Love)” as a tribute to the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
  8. An interview made in heaven.
  9. I know we already said it, but still: Sleater-Kinney are back!
  10. This, this. Yes, this.
  11. D’Angelo on SNL!
  12. Tour match-up of 2015!
  13. Something I’ve never said: “I miss the grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog”
  14. Not surprised. In fact, this makes perfect sense.
  15. This Daft Punk movie looks pretty good!
  16. Best drunk cover by a late-night TV host, maybe ever.
  17. What? Also why did I get so sad when I heard about this?
  18. More excited about Brian Wilson’s new solo album than you could possibly imagine. Really!
  19. Lil Wayne remained topical.
  20. No one really seemed to care that Sam Smith stole from Tom Petty!
  21. TLC got some support from Katy Perry.
  22. Woah! I now know my life will change because of Taylor Swift.
  23. For any and all Nirvana enthusiasts
  24. Marilyn Manson didn’t coin the word “grunge,” in case you thought otherwise.
  25. Avi Buffalo broke up.
  26. But will it be as bad as Stadium Arcadium?
  27. Sufjan Stevens announced a tour. Hopefully he will not wear that outfit, though.
  28. News came in that Bieber will receive a Comedy Central Roast. It won’t top his deposition vid though.
  29. This is also what Lil Wayne has been up to.
  30. Oh, T. Swift’s social media was hacked!
  31. Digital marketing, man. Acquaint yourself.
  32. For all you francophile, vinyl-loving Bowie fans.
  33. Memories of my childhood: ruined. Thanks Macklemore.

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