33 Things: February Edition

Every month, editorial assistant Michelle Chen 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 February? Today we officially published our brand new textbook, How to Write About Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers. If you’re in the NYC area, be sure to come to our launch party next week at Word…

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. Zola Jesus performed in the NYC blizzard! No, really, in the blizzard. Run the Jewels took to the Parisian underground. It’s unclear whether or not their set included any Meow the Jewels jams. Kirst Novoselic and…

33 Things: October Edition

Every month, editorial assistant Michelle Chen 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 October? Sleater-Kinney are back! Lucky for you, there’ll soon be a new 33 1/3 on Dig Me Out. Watch this video for their new track “Bury Our Friends,” featuring generally wonderful person Miranda July. When they’re not helping ex Blue’s Clues hosts make music, the Flaming Lips…

33 Things: September Edition

Every month, editorial assistant Michelle Chen 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 September? 33 1/3 officially published its 100th volume on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous! Come to our party at Powerhouse to hear Susan Fast and Carl Wilson talk about their books. In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, series editor Ally Jane Grossan was also featured on NPR’s Soundcheck.…

33 Things: August Edition

33 Things is back! 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 August? This list is brought to you by our wonderful 33 1/3 Intern, Michael Elmets, as a parting gift on his last day at Bloomsbury. 1. The MTV VMAs happened.  Some people won awards. 2. Miley Cyrus was one of those people, but she had a…

33 Things: April Edition

Every month, 33 1/3 editorial assistant Kaitlin Fontana 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 April? Where the hell did April go? We don’t know either. But some stuff happened in it. 33 stuffs, actually. 1.    Courtney Love is about to release a new album, and this song is UNREAL. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=316ZjRu-UEM?rel=0] 2.    Avril Lavigne is about to release a…

33 Things – February Edition

Every month, 33 1/3 editorial assistant Kaitlin Fontana 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 February? 1.    It’s Black History Month, and SNL has 28 Reasons you should remember that. 2.    It’s also Open Call Month, which means you only have one more weekend to get us your 33 1/3 pitches. Get it, girls and boys. 3.    Madonna + Pussy…

33 Things: January Edition

Every month, 33 1/3 editorial assistant Kaitlin Fontana 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? 1. It’s OPEN CALL time again, 33 1/3 fans! 2. “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” RIP, Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). 3. If you’re overwhelmed when considering all of the culture you…

33 Things: November Edition

Every month, 33 1/3 editorial assistant Kaitlin Fontana 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 November?* Drumroll please… 1. Happy Thanksgiving, ‘Muhrica! We’re bringing you an early 33 Things this month as a result.* Need a distraction from family holiday time? Here are at least 60 great albums you probably haven’t heard. 2. Oh Lord, it’s no Mercedes Benz, but…

33 Things: October Edition

Every month, 33 1/3 editorial assistant Kaitlin Fontana 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 October? Drumroll please… 1.  “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” RIP Lou Reed. 2. Our once and future subject in the topic of taste, Celine Dion, wants to collaborate with the Arcade Fire. For their part, AF…