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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
BAIO WATCH
9/16/15

Coming out of the shadows of a beloved frontman can be difficult, but with a touch of chutzpah and hint of charm, the quietest ones sometimes reveal that they have the most to say. Long regarded as the heart of Vampire Weekend, at least according to Karen Glauber, Baio—yes, he’s related to the Joanie Loves Chachi heartthrob—has honed his pop sensibilities. Contrary to most DJs who spend most of their sets intermittently fist pumping and adjusting (what I believe to be) volume knobs, he relied on the music to convey his message at the sold-out Echo. In a post-ironic world, the simplicity of his set was both endearing and impactful.

Baio’s single, “Sister of Pearl,” was a standout, an autumnal gem that will be stuck in my head through the many hours at temple that lie ahead of me, as I atone for my sins next week.

His eclectic solo LP, The Names, is due 9/18 via Glassnote, but if you're impatient like me, you can head to Noisey to stream it now. 

L'chaim,
Naomi Robin