Bites

Monday Bites are bite-sized spotlights on artists I love

• readable in 3 minutes or less
• includes a playlist

What people are saying about Monday Bites

〰️ “I love this format!”

〰️ “Always love reading and getting cool tidbits about artists I know and don’t”

〰️ “I loved learning about this musician! Enjoying the tunes”

〰️ I’m working through the Bites series and playlists one by one like an awesome, personal music class with incredible taste. I’m finding new music with them, and even when it comes to musicians I know, I get to learn something new, finding some new song. It’s the best. I’ve started working to the playlists and it means even on a dull work day, I get something wonderful out if it and have expanded my music history and library by the end. What a gift.

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Discover featured musicians below, sorted by first name

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Carole King

🏆 A top-read post

Apr. 22, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The history-making singer-songwriter whose music you didn't know you know. Read

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Cass Elliot

Mar. 4, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The iconic powerhouse that stole my heart. Read

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Courtney Barnett

Jan. 29, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The singer whose lyrics hit me like, “Fuck, woah, yes.” Read


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Donna Summer

Jun. 17, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
Fall in love with the Queen of Disco. Read


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Gene Chandler

🏆 A top-read post

Feb. 12, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
My earliest memories are set to The Duke's smooth sound. Read

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Grace Jones

🏆 A top-read post

Jan. 22, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
My teenage obsession with Andy Warhol led me to seeing Grace Jones in person, and she did not disappoint. Read


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Harry Nilsson

Apr. 15, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
Talking with this witty, hopeful music pioneer in my dreams. Read


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Jim Croce

🏆 A top-read post

Jan. 15, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
Over 50 years ago, Jim Croce became one of my mom's all-time favorite artists. Now he's one of mine too. Read

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Jonathan Richman

Apr. 29, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
Why I smile whenever I listen to this cult rock star's playful music. Read


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Leon Russell

🏆 A top-read post

Apr. 8, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The man who shaped the sound of classic rock. Read

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux

May 20, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The best musician you've never heard of. Read


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Mina

Mar. 25, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The original weird girl from Italy. Read


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Nancy Sinatra

Mar. 18, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
How this sexy girl-next-door found me in the dog days of summer. Read

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Nat King Cole

Feb. 26, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
“The best friend a song ever had” makes the ordinary feel extraordinary. Read

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Nina Simone

🏆 A top-read post

Jan. 8, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
My love of The High Priestess of Soul started in a movie theater when I was 16 years old. Read

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Noname

Feb. 19, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The artist whose poetry makes me feel like I'm floating. Read


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Otis Redding

🏆 A top-read post

May 13, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The man who lit up the stage. Read


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Patsy Cline

🏆 A top-read post

Feb. 5, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The voice that was the soundtrack to my family's time together. Read


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Richard Hell

May 27, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The punk poet whose words stick to my brain. Read


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Steve Lacy

Jun 10, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
The prodigy who beams with energy. Read

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St. Vincent

🏆 A top-read post

May 6, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
Getting bizarre and beautiful with one of the best guitarists of all time. Read


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Yaeji

🏆 A top-read post

Mar. 11, 2024 ∙ Free ✨
A Bronx-based skate collective led me to this dreamy musician. Read


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