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In A Kenyan Village, A 65-Year-Old Recording Comes Home

From Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads to Odysseus outwitting the sirens, the history of music is filled with myth and legend. Music loves a good story, and a certain recording from a Kenyan village definitely has one — one that's 65 years old.<p>At the center of that story is a …

Africa

How to go to a Festival in your Twenties

The Noisey handbook to taking drugs, fucking strangers, and getting messed up in a field once you're old enough to feel shame.<p>Going to a festival for the first time is an amazing experience; for many people it’s the first time they’re allowed to drink their body weight in alcohol, fuck strangers, …

Why I Don't Want to Have Children

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Feminism

Good News! Walmart Fixes Everything by Playing Less Canadian Music

The first step in making sure your employees are happy is to not play any more Celine Dion or Justin Bieber.<p><i>Photo via</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey Canada.</i><p>Good news everyone! Walmart has decided to finally address some of its employee’s dissatisfactions in light of the superstore’s …

Canadian Music

The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers around, and right now he's experiencing a breakthrough. Jazz heads have known him for years, but he reached a much wider audience last year with his score for the film <i>Birdman</i>.<p>Sanchez comes from a cinematic family — his …

Drums