Chris Chafin

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  • 1 year ago

    Lowell, playing a pair of shows in town this week (9/4 at Mercury Lounge, 9/5 at Glasslands) is a Toronto-based band made up of just one person (also named Lowell, conveniently/confusingly) that makes music in the form of very delicate electro clo...

  • 1 year ago | Concerts

    A few years ago, Natalie Mering was living in a tent in New Mexico with her boyfriend, harvesting wild herbs that she'd then send overnight to a company that turned them into "pharmaceutical-grade tinctures," as she put it. One day, the two of the...

  • 1 year ago | Beefs

    Katy Goodman is an east coast woman, through and through--born and raised and college-d in New Jersey, with stints living in both Boston and Brooklyn. With her band, Vivian Girls, she became one of the symbols of hipster Williamsburg. Not that tha...

  • 2 years ago | Closings

    This weekend, The Vivian Girls play their very last shows ever. Their band was born in Brooklyn, so it's fitting that they're going to wrapping things up, there, too, with a pair of shows: one Saturday at Death By Audio and one Sunday at Baby's Al...

  • 2 years ago

    On a recent afternoon, Mike Sniper, owner of Brooklyn record label Captured Tracks, is talking about Juan Wauters, co-founder of the Beets and a newly minted solo artist. Sniper, whose label gave a start to bands like DIIV, Beach Fossils, Blouse, ...

  • 2 years ago

    Connan Mockasin is one of the most interesting, creepy, and compelling people of the year: he sings like a baby girl, wears silk dresses, and has the face of a German murderer. He's Klaus Kinski in a golden kimono, on helium. There's something abo...

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