David Cotner

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  • 5 years ago

    Shilpa Ray makes music like a dog biting an electric fence. Her latest album, Teenage and Torture, recorded at the appropriately named Seizure's Palace in Gowanus, features her backing band, the Happy Hookers: John Adamski on percussion, Nick Hund...

  • 5 years ago

    Michael Rother has become, sadly by default, the sole voice of Neu! As half of the pioneering German duo (alongside his eccentric, driven, more cantankerous cohort and former Kraftwerk bandmate, drummer Klaus Dinger), he helped make glistening, in...

  • 6 years ago

    Although most avant-garde music tends to be either American or European, there are parts of America and Europe that one might not necessarily think of as hot spots of the experimental. Missouri, for example—and, yes, Poland, a country whose ...

  • 6 years ago

    After 20 years of being and becoming an institution, Warp Records is nearly impossible to sum up in one weekend of shows or one box set, no matter how extravagant. And yet the label—alternately christened Weird and Radical Projects or We Are...

  • 7 years ago

    You know you've got something special when you open up a new record and a seed unexpectedly slips out. The one that inadvertently came with my copy of In the House of Mirrors appears to be thistle or cornflower; I happened to see it fall from the ...

  • 8 years ago

    No Fun Fest takes place this weekend at the Knitting Factory. Single-day tickets are sold out for tonight May 16 and tomorrow May 17. But there're still some left for Sunday, May 18. Buy one here. "I don't have a career, I'm on a mission! Careers ...


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