Common-Led Supergroup Touch on Family, Power on New Song ‘Black Kennedy’

August Greene, a new supergroup featuring Common, pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins, released a meditative new song, "Black Kennedy."

"Black Kennedy" finds Glasper playing starry piano progressions over a Riggins drumbeat that seems to lurch and skip without ever slipping. Common unravels a pair of intricate verses that touch on family, power and promise, spitting, "The

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Review: Superchunk, Purple-State Punks, Take It to Trump on Their Best Album in Years

When Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, something snapped inside the members of Superchunk. As they watched "deplorables" take cabinet positions and alt-right Nazis align, the veteran indie-rockers had a visceral reaction. The band members, four liberal-minded musicians who have called purple-state North Carolina their home since they formed in 1989, wrote all of the record's songs in a

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