Thu, Nov 6, 2014, 4:57am
David Ecker reflects on Prince’s weird, awesome staying power.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 1:15am
In this week’s Slightly Off-Key, David Ecker examines Neil Young’s new venture, Pono, and explains why it may be doomed to fail.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014, 5:23am
This week, David Ecker is thinking about how Thom Yorke doesn’t think about his audience when self-releasing his work.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 3:42am
In this week’s column, David Ecker explains why the lawsuit against Kendrick Lamar proves that the culture around music production needs to establish a firm common law around plagiarism in sampling.
Fri, May 2, 2014, 5:44am
David Ecker reflects on Billy Joel’s staying power and Madison Square Garden gig.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 5:36am
David Ecker had unusually high hopes for this year's Bacchanal headliner—but he has to concede to the haters that Lupe really was a fiasco.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 4:58am
The comic chemistry between Jimmy Fallon and The Roots makes for TV musical gold, argues David Ecker.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 6:38am
David Ecker casts a critical eye over the critical structure of the Academy Awards.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 5:05am
David Ecker considers the effect that the monopoly model of business has had on the music industry recently.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 4:45am
David Ecker casts his critical eye over the Super Bowl halftime show—and finds it lacking, in substance if not quantity.