Hidden Gems: Smoke, “Heaven on a Popsicle Stick” (Bandcamp)

Review: CupcakKe is as intriguing as ever, but not as successful, on her second album this year (The 405)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Still Sets the Gold Standard (Consequence of Sound)

Review: Takeoff keeps Migos close to his heart while showing new ambitions on his first solo effort (The 405)

Review: Daughters return with an unnerving powerhouse of a comeback album (The 405)

Review: Lil Yachty keeps sinking on Nuthin' 2 Prove (The 405)

Review: Matthew Dear returns, but not as strong as before, with Bunny (The 405)

Review: Tim Hecker takes inspiration from Japanese court music for one of his finest albums, Konoyo (The 405)

Review: The Field provides a meaningful escape on Infinite Moment (The 405)

Review: Richard D. James maintains the Aphex Twin name with the strong Collapse EP (The 405)

Review: Reese LaFlare gathers his influences into an intoxicating mixture, edging towards something new (The 405)

Review: A lack of surprises makes Smote Reverser a relatively disappointing effort for Oh Sees (The 405)

Review: Trevor Powers stumbles in his attempt to break away from Youth Lagoon on Mulberry Violence (The 405)

Review: Nicki Minaj is rap royalty, but Queen finds her struggling to maintain her throne (The 405)

Review: YG tries to Stay Dangerous but plays it a bit too safe (The 405)

Review: Taylor Bennett, brother of Chance the Rapper, can't find focus on his new EP (The 405)

Review: The Switch effectively continues Kim Gordon's post-Sonic Youth career with Body/Head (The 405)

Immortal Are as Delightfully Evil as Ever on Northern Chaos Gods (Consequence of Sound)

Review: Griselda continue to breathe life into NY mafioso rap with Westside Gunn's Supreme Blientele (The 405)

Review: Kazuashita marks a triumphant return from Gang Gang Dance (The 405)

Review: EVERYTHING IS LOVE reaffirms Jay-Z and Beyoncé's union without beating a dead horse (The 405) 

Review: Uniform and The Body's collaboration album aims to terrify but falls short (The 405)

Review: Agnes Obel's contribution to the Late Night Tales series is rich in talent and diversity (The 405)

Review: Kyle Bobby Dunn's split LP with Wayne Robert Thomas can be trying, but offers rewards for the patient (The 405)

Review: DRINKS' second album reunites Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley but fails to re-capture the magic of their debut (The 405)

Review: Speedy Ortiz get political and personal on their strong third album (The 405)

Review: The consistent, but never dull Wye Oak deliver a strong statement on their latest album (The 405)

Review: I'll Be Your Girl is a palatable but rarely involving Decemberists album (The 405)

Review: The Men's latest album might solidify them as jacks of all trades, masters of none (The 405)

Review: Superchunk fire on all cylinders with the politically charged What a Time to Be Alive (The 405) 

Review: Django Django take a turn for the poppier on their best album yet, Marble Skies (The 405)

Review: Prurient takes his time across the drawn-out, dark Rainbow Mirror (The 405) 

Review: Jaako Eino Kalevi & Long-Sam regroup as Man Duo, combining their tasteful techno production skills into delightful new album Orbit (The 405) 

Review: Laurel Halo has morphed all of her quirky and creative signature elements into her most joyful and complete album to date; Dust (The 405)

Review: Beach Fossils allow a little sunshine to creep into their evocatively overcast dreampop on their strongest album yet, Somersault (The 405)


A conversation with Diggy: "Everybody has that thing they're trying to get past, right?" (The 405)

A conversation with Soho Rezanejad: "Recording under one’s own name is a great responsibility." (The 405) 

A conversation with Duckwrth: "I’m just creating a safe space for a bro to be like 'Yo, I got emotions, man.'" (The 405)

The 405 meets BLXPLTN (The 405)

A conversation with Henry Jamison: "I think everyone can find some pure expression of themselves." (The 405)

A conversation with Tusks: "I kind of get lost in the writing and the production." (The 405)


Jewelry and clothing designer Da’Mon Butler’s unconventional creations are gaining attention (Cincinnati CityBeat)

Alums’ band has played nationwide (The Northerner)

Technology changing the future of music (The Northerner)


How Louis C.K. and the Rest of Us Failed in His Comeback Attempt (Consequence of Sound) 

Are Gimmicks and Cheap Tricks Turning Rock into a Joke? (Consequence of Sound)

Editorial - Apu, The Simpsons and a TV record, but is the show still relevant? (The 405)

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Brody Kenny is a writer who specializes in covering stories related to arts and culture. He has written album and live reviews as well as profiles of unique individuals. His work has appeared in publications such as The 405, Consequence of Sound, Bandcamp and Cincinnati CityBeat.