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  • 23 days ago | Nostalgia

    Amid the deluge of Nirvana, Garth Brooks, and gangsta rap in the mid-Nineties, a corrective trend began to emerge, an appreciation for the minimalism that had droned, strummed, and pulsed and originated in myriad lofts throughout Martin Scorsese's...

  • 2 months ago | Brooklyn

    Last winter found a small crew of music writers sweating down in the Yucat√°n, not just escaping winter but trekking to a pool party thrown in a far-flung locale by the ravenously revered German dance label Giegling. Explain in wretched Spanish you...

  • 2 months ago | Music Reviews

    For Hoagy Carmichael it was a woman, a state, and a state of mind. Midnight trains and devils went down there, but getting to Georgia on this wintry day means a short trek to Chinatown, where, for the past five years, the open-ended duo of Brian C...

  • 5 years ago

    Five years ago, Other Music co-founder Josh Madell sat across from me at a Fort Greene café and enthused about his venerated East Village record shop going digital. It was 2007, and a brave new world seemed to be on the horizon: Its neighbo...

  • 5 years ago

    It's a cloudy spring night in May of 2009, and every music editor I have ever corresponded with is shoehorned into the Housing Works bookstore on Crosby Street to stand shoulder to shoulder with a who's who of New York musical iconoclasts, ranging...

  • 5 years ago

    When I first meet Laurel Halo, she has just returned from a cruise to Haiti. But the young electronic-music producer doesn't look any tanner than any other New Yorker who had just survived the winter, nor has she seemingly turned into the 21st-cen...


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