Beth Stelling closed out Chicago's Tomorrow Never Knows Festival with a hilarious set on Jan. 15.
undeniably, my favorite Prince song is "When You Were Mine." track six on his "Hits" album. my mother didn’t have an extensive library of Prince music, but somehow I’d managed to pick this album – all stubbled profile and lace on its cover – and take it with me on summer cross-country bus trips with my grandmother’s church group. 75 older black ladies, a few other kids and me on a charter bus headed to New York City by way of Daytona Beach, Fla. I managed to get an empty pair of seats and spread out across them both with blankets and snacks and Prince in my Walkman.
June is the first (meteorically, magically, symbolically, whatever) month of summer. Time to get those creepy toes polished up and break out the beach towels. It’s also the start of road tripping season, and there is nothing more essential to the perfect vehicular vacation than a well-balanced mixtape. Below is a carefully curated selection of those songs, both new and old, that will put a little gas in your tank and make that foot slightly heavier on the pedal.