Vincent Caruso is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, IL. Musings on the topics of music, culture and politics have appeared in the likes of Prefix Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reason Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Design Bureau and others. Author of several regrets and producer of many aborted ideas. I believe in a higher power chord. Frequently cyberbullied at @vncnt_csmr.
30 Years Ago: Dinosaur Jr. Nurse an Indie Masterpiece With ‘You’re Living All Over Me’
With Dinosaur Jr.'s second album, the Amherst-based trio nurtured an enduring (and enduringly loud) indie rock masterpiece.
Homesick for Superstardom, Prince Reaches for ‘Gold': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The closing track on the 17th album by Prince was supposed to rival his epic ballad "Purple Rain."
40 Years Ago: Parliament Achieve Funk-Opera Perfection With ‘Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome’
George Clinton was plotting the next narrative frontier within the P-Funk mythology when crafting Parliament's 1977 album.
20 Years Ago: Modest Mouse Want a Simpler Life on ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’
Isaac Brock's dislike of strip-mall sterility was reflected in Modest Mouse's second album, 'The Lonesome Crowded West.'
When Prince Recruited Maceo Parker for ‘Prettyman': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince had long admired the tight musicianship of the J.B.'s. But for 1999's 'Prettyman,' he finally got one into the studio.
Prince Reshapes Sheryl Crow’s ‘Everyday Is a Winding Road': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The mutual admiration was the beginning of what would be a lasting friendship between the two.
Morrissey Shares New Single, ‘Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage’
The former Smiths frontman unveils the third single to his upcoming album, 'Low in High School.'
Gorillaz Unveil ‘Garage Palace,’ Damon Albarn Announces New Album From the Good, the Bad & the Queen
Damon Albarn shares new Gorillaz track while revealing a Tony Visconti-produced sophomore album from the Good, the Bad & the Queen is in the works.
Prince Gets Spooky on ‘Others Here With Us': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
A haunting unreleased track from 1985 sees Prince's dirty mind turn dark.
Liam Gallagher Says He ‘Won’t F—ing Get Over’ Oasis
The ex-Oasis firebrand opens up about the sting left in the wake of his former band's breakup.