Even though I’ve only had my 12-string for two years, this is my favorite guitar. ...more
Tags: Alice Coltrane, Alice Moki Jayne, Allyson McCabe, Brooklyn Masonic Hall, By the Fire, Christian Marclay, Deb Googe, Esme Blegvad, Fender, Glenn Branca, Gretsch, guitar, guitars, James Sedwards, Jayne Cortez, Jem Doulton, Johnny Winter, Jon Leidecker, London Sinfonietta Orchestra, lou reed, Moki Cherry, Music, My Bloody Valentine, Pete Townshend, Rhys Chatham, Sonic Youth, Steve Shelley, thurston moore, Wanted/Needed/Loved
Music columnist Rick Moody writes on ten albums that influenced him through his life.
Tags: A Crimson Grail, A Love Supreme, Abbey Road, Aphex Twin, Arvo Part, Astral Weeks, Brian Eno, Captain Beefheart and Magic Band, Carl Stone, Clear Spot, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy, Court and Spark, Daydream Nation, Dolmen Music, Dub Housing, Fakebook, For Your Pleasure, foxtrot, Frank Zappa, Funkadelic, Genesis, Hardcore Jollies, Henryk Górecki, Here Come the Warm Jets, Husker Du, In a Silent Way, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, la monte young, Leonard Cohen, Let It Be, Marvin Gaye, Meredith Monk, Miles Davis, Mom’s Barbecue, Murmur, Music, Music for Eighteen Musicians, New Day Rising, Pere Ubu, R.E.M., Rama Sreerama, Remain in Light, Rhys Chatham, rick moody, Roxy and Elsewhere, Roxy Music, Second Dream of High Tension Line, Selected Ambient Works, songs of love and hate, Sonic Youth, Steve Reich, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, Syd Barrett, Symphony Number Three, Tabula Rasa, Talking Heads, The Beatles, the feelies, The Good Earth, The Lounge Lizards, The Madcap Laughs, The Replacements, The Second Dream, The Velvet Underground, U. Srinivas, Van Morrison, Voice of Chunk, What's Going On, yo la tengo
You will now find some version of the list below. It is imperfect. ...more
Tags: 10cc, Allman Brothers, american music club, Amon Düül II, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Arvo Part, Astor Piazzolla, Beastie Boys, Beck, belle and sebastian, Bent, Best of Lists, beyonce, Big Star, Bill Crofut, Bill Frisell, billie holiday, Blondie, bob dylan, bob marley, Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Brian Eno, bruce springsteen, Buddy Guy, Built to Spill, Buzzcocks, Captain Beefheart, Carl Stone, Carmen McRae, Carol King, cat power, Charles Mingus, Charlie Hayden, Chrissie Hynde, Cocteau Twins, Crazy Horse, d'angelo, Dave Brubeck, david bowie, david byrne, dB's, death cab for cutie, depeche mode, Derek and the Dominos, Digable Planets, Dionne Warwick, Duke Ellington, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Edith Frost, Eliane Radigue, Ella Fitzgerald, Elliot Smith, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Eric Dolphy, Erik Darling, Fairport Convention, fleetwood mac, Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Ocean, frank sinatra, Frank Zappa, Frederic George Handel, Fripp & Eno, Galaxie 500, Galt MacDermot, Genesis, Gentle Giant, George Harrison, Gillian Welch, Glenn Branca, Glenn Gould, graham parker, grateful dead, Gregg Allman, Guided by Voices, GusGus, Harry Smith, Hatfield and the North, High Fidelity, Howard Shore, Husker Du, Jack Bruce, James, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, John Cale, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, kanye west, King Crimson, KT Tunstall, la monte young, Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, lists, liz phair, Lothar and the Hand People, louis armstrong, Madonna, marshall crenshaw, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Max Indian, Meredith Monk, Meshell Ndegeocello, mission of burma, Morcheeba, Music, music criticism, Nas, neil young, Neutral Milk Hotel, new order, nick cave, nick drake, Nick Hornby, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NWA, Oren Ambarchi, Otis Redding, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Pere Ubu, Phil Spector, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, prince, Procol Harum, Professor Longhair, Public Enemy, Public Image Limited, Queen, R.E.M., radiohead, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ravi Shankar, Ray Charles, Return to Forever, richard and linda thompson, rick moody, rickie lee jones, Roxy Music, Rufus, Rush, Sam & Dave, Sarah Vaughan, Shawn Colvin, Silver Apples, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Skylab, Sly & the Family Stone, Soft Machine, Sonic Youth, Sonny Rollins, Spacemen 3, Sparks, Steely Dan, Steve Forbert, Steve Reich, Steve Tibbets, Stevie Wonder, Sun City Girls, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, T. Rex, Taj Mahal, Talking Heads, television, terry riley, the beach boys, The Byrds, The Chieftains, The Church, the clash, the cure, The Doors, The Fall, the feelies, The Flaming Lips, The Jackson Five, the jam, The Jayhawks, The Kinks, The Lounge Lizards, The Magnetic Fields, The Mekons, The Minutemen, The Modern Lovers, The Necks, The Pharcyde, the Pixies, The Pogues, The Police, The Pretenders, The Pretty Things, the rolling stones, the roots, The Sea and the Cake, The Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses, The Stooges, The Tragically Hip, The Velvet Underground, The Verve, The Who, The Zombies, Thelonious Monk, They Might Be Giants, This Mortal Coil, Thunderclap Newman, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Tom Wait, Toots and the Maytals, tracy chapman, traffic, Tunng, U. Srinivas, U2, Van Morrison, Violent Femmes, Warren G, Wilco, Willie Nelson, World Party, Wu-Tang Clan, XTC, Yes, Young Marble Giants, Zero 7
Mick Harvey discusses his decades-long music career, working on cover songs written in another language, and finding longevity in the music business.
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, berlin, blixa bargeld, Claire Denis, Delirium Tremens, drugs, Four, Intoxicated Man, Intoxicated Women, johnny cash, language, mick harvey, Music, nick cave, nick cave and the bad seeds, Nina Simone, Serge Gainsbourg, Sketches from the Book of the Dead, songwriting, Sonic Youth, Steve Shelley, Teenage Snuff Film, the birthday party, The Boys Next Door, tony dushane, translation, Two of Diamonds, Uh Huh Her, White Jog, wim wenders, wings of desire
It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Lou Reed’s passing. In remembrance of his work and legacy, Laurie Anderson organized a day-long tribute to her late husband on Saturday, with readings, exhibitions, film screenings, and concerts. Readers of Reed’s lyrics included Steve Buscemi, Anne Carson, Willem Dafoe, A.M. Homes, and Natasha Lyonne. Performers included Anohni, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), David Johansen (New York […]
Tags: A. M. Homes, Anne Carson, ANOHNI, David Johansen, Emily Haines, Ira Kaplan, Jon Spencer, Lee Ranaldo, Lenny Kaye, lou reed, Metric, Natasha Lyonne, New York Dolls, Patti Smith Group, Sonic Youth, steve buscemi, Steve Shelley, The Bells at Lincoln Center, tribute concert, Willem Dafoe, yo la tengo
It’s like a landscape that you can’t know until you’ve seen it through four seasons, until you’ve seen it on days gray and bright. ...more
Tags: A Love Supreme, Al Green, Ali Farka Toure, amy hempel, Andy Warhol, Belgium, Bellevue, Bill Withers, Blue, bluegrass, Brooklyn, Brussels, CBGB, Coltrane, confessional, congo, David Grubbs, drone music, Duke Ellington, Eyes on the Lines, folk, Girlfriend, glenn mercer, guitar, Heart of Darkness, Highlife, improvisation, Indian classical music, J. Mascis, Jackson Browne, James Baldwin, jazz, Jeff Tweedy, Jim Elkington, John Cale, John Fahey, John Truscinski, Joni Mitchell, Kind of Blue, Kirby Gann, la monte young, Late for the Sky, Lee Scratch Perry, lou reed, lyrics, Marquee Moon, Matthew Sweet, Miles Davis, New York City, Oar, Pandit Pran Nath, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Racism, reggae, Richard Lloyd, rick moody, Robbie Basho, Rocket from the Tombs, Skip Spence, songwriting, Sonic Youth, Stage Fright, Sterling Morrison, Steve Gunn, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, television, Temple University, the feelies, The Magnetic Fields, Tom Verlaine, touring, traveling, Velvet Underground, Way Out Weather
Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he’s up to now.
Tags: 1980s, 80s, Allyson McCabe, Angus MacLise, Apples in Stereo, Are We Not Men? We are DEVO!, B-52's, Beth Orton, Creedence Clearwater, Decline of Western Civilization, Devo, ditch croaker, Elton John, Erstwhile Records, Estwhile Records, experimental music, experimental sound artist, Faust, Fluxus, Hank Corwin, Haptic, Henry Flynt, indie rock, Jackson 5, Jeph Jerman, Keith Moon, Ken Vandermark, Kentucky, kiss, la monte young, Lee Ranaldo, Long Island, lost planet, Louisville, Mark Pellington, Milford Graves, MTV, new wave, Polvo, Quakebasket, Ramones, Rock Lobster, Royal Trux, sebadoh, Silver Jews, Sonic Youth, Sound & Vision, Sound and Vision, surf music, The Big Short, The Eagles, The Kids Are Alright, The Ramones, The Who, Tim Barnes, Velvet Underground, Versatile Ambience, Wilco
In celebration of this era recently stirred up by the release of Montage of Heck, the Washington Post published an oral history of Lollapalooza’s most alternative of tours. In 1995, Lollapalooza’s founders took a break from booking platinum artists and experimented with featuring a lineup that matched the “indie” and “alternative” labels that are now so […]
Tags: 1995, Beck, Cypress Hill, Elastica, Hole, Lollapalooza, Music, Patti Smith, Pavement, Sinead O'Connor, Sonic Youth, the Jesus Lizard, The Washington Post
For a nicely surreal twist on the summer outdoor concert, the Storm King Art Center, an outdoor sculptural garden north of New York City featuring works by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Goldsworthy, and Alexander Calder, offer up its annual series. And this year’s lineup doesn’t fail to earn the series’ setting, with The […]
Tags: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Alexander Calder, Andy Goldsworthy, concert, Frankie Cosmos, Lee Ranaldo, Music, Proches, Roy Lichtenstein, Sonic Youth, Storm King Art Center, the feelies
Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir
How to Grow Up. ...more
Tags: addiction, alcoholism, Antonia Crane, beauty, Botox, Cheryl Strayed, Dirt Bike Gang, eileen myles, Eula Biss, excavation, family, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, home, homophobia, how to grow up, karen finley, Karolina Waclawiak, Maggie Nelson, Malaina Poore, Mariam Klein Stahl, mcsweeney's, memoir, Mermaid Creek, Michelle Tea, motherhood, On Immunity, publishing industry, queer, Saeed Jones, Sister Spit, Sonic Youth, teaching, The Argonauts, Wendy C. Ortiz
Matt Kessler reviews
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Multi-talented artist and writer Patti Smith has influenced groups disparate as Sonic Youth, R.E.M., and Madonna. Her seminal 1975 album Horses helped to spur the early punk movement in New York City. Smith was an important member of the scene which spawned punk heroes The Ramones, Television, and The Sex Pistols. The infectious rhythm guitar on the upbeat track “Kimberly,” from […]
Saturday 2/21: Joanna Fuhrman reads from her new poetry collection, The Year of the Yellow Butterflies, with Caroline Hagood. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Morgan Parker, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Mathias Svalina, and Natalie Eilbert read poetry. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Purdey Lord Kreiden and Jackie Wang join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
And so it proved, as music website after music website soon reported on the Gordon-Moore breakup in exactly those sort of exclamatory tones, completely ignoring the fact that the article focused on Gordon as a modern feminist hero rather than an abandoned wife. At the Quietus, Paul Tucker examines the reaction to Elle‘s profile of Kim […]
Nostalgic for the 90’s art scene? Specifically 1993? Mark your calendars for The New Museum’s exhibit “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set Thrash and No Star,” a title borrowed from the Sonic Youth record which was released that year. The show features an incomplete list of artists like Pepón Osorio, Cindy Sherman and Nari Ward, amongst many […]
It is as if a great house has fallen―sunk into the mire which seethes around the ancestral manor, amid an unrecognizable, Martian landscape. The narrator of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” has no name, no real structural substance beyond his vague association with this other guy, an old friend of his. ...more
In the early ’90s, when I was in high school, I listened to songs from bands that got played on the radio.