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Archives: 2012
  • Avan Lava

    published October 3, 2012

    Electropop trio Avan Lava has a defined voice: Think Bon Iver with a propulsive backbeat and a synth line that recalls Cyndi Lauper or a '90s boy... More >>

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band

    published September 12, 2012

    Amid the minefield of husband-and-wife duo divorces, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are a testament to the institution of marriage and the power... More >>

  • 'Einstein on the Beach'

    published August 29, 2012

    Despite its game-changing reputation, it’s been 20 years since the epic collaboration between Philip Glass and avant-garde director Robert... More >>

  • Sublime with Rome+Cypress Hill+Pepper

    published August 15, 2012

    The dream of the '90s is alive in Williamsburg as these two touchstones of the Clinton era wax nostalgic about a time when crystal balls were... More >>

  • Antibalas+Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    published August 8, 2012

    Sharon Jones is the queen on the Daptone chessboard, but the label extends well beyond she and her Dap-Kings. Take Antibalas, a twelve piece out... More >>

  • 'Bowl Train' w/ Biz Markie

    published July 25, 2012

    Hip-hop's court jester was instrumental in defining the borders of the "friend zone" with his sardonic 1989 anthem "Just a Friend,” and in... More >>

  • OK Go+Eugene Mirman

    published July 18, 2012

    In their videos, OK Go have choreographed treadmills, created one of the world's largest Rube Goldberg machines, and synched a car chase with... More >>

  • 'Peter Rosenberg's Night of Real Hip-Hop' w/ Tyler, the Creator+Earl Sweatshirt+Raekwon+Asher Roth

    published July 18, 2012

    With studio albums in the pipeline, Tyler, the Creator, and Asher Roth could have the rhymes to boot Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg’s hated... More >>

  • Russian Red

    published July 4, 2012

    Don't be deceived by the airy soprano—Lourdes Hernandez carries some emotional heft. Last year's Fuerteventura had the gut-punch of... More >>

  • Trombone Shorty

    published June 27, 2012

    Not since Stumpy Brown, the diminutive bass trombone player in Les Brown's Band of Renown who used a string to fully extend the unwieldy... More >>

  • Norah Jones

    published June 27, 2012

    With Little Broken Hearts, Norah Jones showed up fashionably late to the pity party, adding another entry to the steadily growing pile of... More >>

  • Gabriel Kahane+Suzanne Vega

    published June 13, 2012

    Tonight, Brooklyn and Queens Poets Laureate Tina Chang and Paolo Javier bring their pavement-pounding poems to Battery Park City to team up with... More >>

  • 'Philip Glass: Music with Friends'

    published June 6, 2012

    Often lumped into the minimalist umbrella, Philip Glass is so much more. The iconic composer turned 75 earlier this year, and he's celebrating the... More >>

  • Dirty Projectors

    published June 6, 2012

    The night before Swing Lo Magellan drops, thee intrepid Brooklynites stream this show live via the Bowery Presents YouTube channel. If the... More >>

  • 'Annual SummerStage Gala Honoring the Music of Jimi Hendrix'

    published May 23, 2012

    For those who wonder what happened to the purple haze machine gun Electric Ladyland and can't just ask the axis, it died in 1970 with Jimi... More >>

  • Jimmy Cliff

    published May 23, 2012

    Forty years have passed since this aging reggae icon starred in The Harder They Come, yet somehow he still remains at the top of his game.... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published May 23, 2012

    For much of the millennial generation, Dave has a perennial spot on the summer barbeque playlist. Now a political activist, he seems to have... More >>

  • The Millennial Territory Orchestra

    published May 16, 2012

    Sly Stone may live in a camper in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles and may not be familiar with the Stone in Alphabet City, but... More >>

Archives: 2012