Inventor Quintron turns weather into sound

Sep 18, 2015
Wind, rain, sun and temperature play the Weather Warlock.
Posted In: Quintron, Miss Pussycat, weather, sound, Music
David Maraniss in front of the home in which he spent the first six years of his life. It's now a pile of rubble.

Detroit: Then and Now

Sep 17, 2015
A new book looks at how Motor City shaped American culture.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, cities, Music
The process of sonification can transform data into sound.


Sep 4, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace listen to 'data,' and talk about Wi-Fi allergies.
Posted In: audio, Music, wifi, allergies

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Aug 21, 2015
Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.
Posted In: Trombone Shorty, Treme, New Orleans, Music
You can call Big Freedia the queen diva of bounce music.

Big Freedia, entrepreneur and Queen Diva

Aug 21, 2015
She’s also an author, producer, actor, decorator and has plans for more.
Posted In: bounce music, New Orleans, Big Freedia, musician, Music

The creative limitations of sampling

Aug 20, 2015
Run the Jewels rapper and producer El-P talks about the sampler that started it all.
Posted In: Music, equipment, keyboards

The anatomy of equipment: simple hacks with Money Mark

Aug 17, 2015
Money Mark talks about hacking gear to reveal what's behind the machine.
Posted In: Music, equipment, Hacks, Noise Makers

Iceage's Elias Rønnenfelt on creativity and success

Aug 14, 2015
The Danish frontman lights up and explains his creative process.
Posted In: Iceage, punk rock, Music

A requiem for fallen Columbia House

Aug 14, 2015
The music distributor was responsible for one writer cultivating her own tastes.
Posted In: Columbia House, Music, bankruptcy
Lead singer Thom Yorke, left, and bassist Colin Greenwood of t Radiohead perform October 20, 2000 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

A Columbia House retrospective

Aug 11, 2015
The company supplied one Marketplace staffer with a lot of music memories.
Posted In: Music, Columbia House, records