Randa Jarrar discusses her new memoir, LOVE IS AN EX-COUNTRY.
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You just have to sink into the music and let it wash over you. ...more
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Gabriel Birnbaum discusses his new album, NOT ALONE.
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I was a lonely, dreamy, occasionally silly girl. ...more
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[T]he thing about receiving music from other people is this: there is always some grace associated with the transaction. ...more
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Music contextualizes our feelings, clarifies them, gives them new meaning. ...more
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Brooklyn-based photographer Ebru Yildiz talks with Allyson McCabe about shooting concert photos, moving to New York from Turkey, and discovering the city’s music scene.
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Is indie publishing dead or just moving over to Medium? Your money is snitching on you. Are you schizophrenic? There’s an app for that. Alert: More hand-wringing over technology ruining things. This time, the death we mourn is live music.
We’ve spoken before of D’Angelo’s ever-evolving live shows, and his recent performance at the Sydney Opera House was no different: this time definitely leaning toward the funk in his rendition of Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love.” Watch a clip of the song after the jump, then read about the performance and check out a photo slideshow of the full […]
Influenced by the heyday of ’70s and ’80s reggae in the UK, new artists are gathering a following in the region, the Guardian reports. Marcia Richards of the London band the Skints believes the renewed interest has something to do with the fact that the other bands in her scene have built followings organically, by playing show after show, rather […]
Maybe, in terms of idiom, The Dabbers are like a thrash rock and roll version of the Cocteau Twins, or what the This Mortal Coil would sound like if the Dead Boys tried to cover one of their albums. ...more
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The first time I saw Adam on television, on American Idol , past and present collided, as if psychedelic clothes, gnawed by moths, are suddenly rewoven, resurrected. ...more
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The genius of Ben Folds is not just the albums he releases. You don’t understand the intense creativity and expression of the man until you see or hear him perform live. At his best, Folds improvises one or more songs as part of his set, often about banal, mundane subjects like buoyant force or the […]