The Grid

Brian Fairbanks
A collective of creative people and people activists sharing the content they've published every week.
Created 28 Jan 2021
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  • The Grid - Vol. 23
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Emmylou Harris, Big Freedia, L’Orange, J Balvin, Jason Isbell, Lindsey Buckingham, the Felice Brothers, Jose Gonzalez, Andrew Bird and more highlight the best of the past month on Spotify. Definitely ...
  • The Grid - Vol. 22
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    This month’s 70-song best-of playlist pulls from dozens of new albums and a few singles, including the latest from Lizzo and Cardi B, Adia Victoria, George Harrison, John Carpenter and CHVRCHES, the K...
  • The Grid - Vol. 21
    02 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I put together a playlist of the best music of July (trying to stick to one song per artist/album was impossible, as you’ll see) and ended up with a sweet 101 songs. Feel free to skip around, skip son...
  • The Grid - Vol. 20
    02 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Now that we’ve moved to monthly “volumes” of this newsletter (or whenever something interesting enough happens), Brian will put together a list of some of the best music released in the past 30 days, ...
  • The Grid - Vol. 19
    28 May 2021 • 1 min read
    This week’s playlist features a posthumous release from DMX, new albums from Bachelor (Jay Som), Lou Barlow, Moby, black midi, Max Richter, Shannon McNally, Jorge Elbrecht, L’Orange / Namir Blade, Dav...
  • The Grid - Vol. 18
    21 May 2021 • 1 min read
    This week’s new albums include releases by Olivia Rodrigo, Allison Russell, Chrissie Hynde, Robert Finley, Lord Huron, Lambchop, Gruff Rhys, Mannequin Pussy, Jo Mersa Marley, and YG & Mozzy, plus sing...
  • The Grid - Vol. 17
    14 May 2021 • 1 min read
    This week’s breezier new release playlist includes St. Vincent, the Black Keys, Jorja Smith, J. Cole, Matt Berry, Eades, Sons of Kemet, Paul Weller, and more, plus a CSNY boxset. [Spotify] “While the ...
  • The Grid - Vol. 16
    07 May 2021 • 1 min read
    1) This week’s new releases include ALLBLACK, Amy Winehouse, New Order, Iron & Wine, Tony Joe White, Paupiere, Sufjan Stevens, India Jordan, Alex Chilton, Kasai Allstars, and CZARFACE & MFDOOM, as wel...
  • The Grid - Vol. 15
    30 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    1) This week’s new release playlist features singles from Billie Eilish, Tierra Whack, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Keem & Travis Scott, the Lumineers, and Sturgill Simpson, albums from Matt Sweeney & Bonn...
  • The Grid - Vol. 14
    24 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    This week’s new releases include Malia Civetz, Motorhead, Dumpstaphunk, Tom Jones, Topaz Jones (no relation), Dinosaur Jr., highlights from the massive John Lennon “Plastic Ono Band” boxset, & singles...
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