Michael D. Ayers
4 years ago | Gruff Rhys
Over the last several years, Super Furry Animals ringleader Gruff Rhys has quietly released a few solo albums. 2005's Yr Atal Genhedlaeth was sung entirely in Welsh; 2007's Candylion relied mostly on sunny acoustic twiddlers. Both worked to distan...
4 years ago | Interviews
Back in 2009, the Antlers burst onto the scene with an explosive, utterly sad album called Hospice, which vocalist/guitarist Peter Silberman wrote about the relationship between a hospice worker and a terminally ill patient. They garnered a handfu...
4 years ago | Concert Reviews
Lucinda in Ithica, very much doing a Diane Keaton sort of thing. Lucinda Williams Webster Hall Saturday, March 12 Better Than: The "80s Prom Night" party going on next door. You know what you don't see 'round these parts that often? Drummers comin...
5 years ago | Interviews
Over July 4th weekend, Liz Phair released Funstyle, her first full length in five years. For just five dollars for a full album download, the 11 tracks came with a message: the music within cost her relationships with her management company and AT...
5 years ago | Black Mountain
Vancouver's Black Mountain are usually considered two things: 1) a musical collective spearheaded by guitarist/vocalist Stephen McBean; 2) heir apparent to some vague Black Sabbath torch. While the former isn't necessarily true--they've settled do...
5 years ago | Concert Reviews
Roger Waters Performs The Wall Madison Square Garden Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Better Than: Homeroom If you've never seen a man use a remote control to fly a massive inflatable black pig to the delight of 20,000 or so people--you really should. It'...