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2011 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • Chris Brown

    published September 14, 2011

    According to Wikipedia (I know), Chris Brown’s Rihanna incident “negatively affected his career as a singer and all-around... More >>

  • LUST FOR LIFE

    published September 14, 2011

    Last week San Francisco's Girls released their sophomore full-length to some of the year's best reviews, and this week, the enigmatic indie... More >>

  • Cassandra Wilson

    published September 14, 2011

    The restlessly adventurous Mississippi native opens Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Visionary Voices series with a two-night stand at the Rose... More >>

  • The Bangles

    published September 14, 2011

    These ladies from the ’80s just issued a new studio disc called Sweetheart of the Sun, which they made with semi-reclusive power-pop... More >>

  • Fall Arts: Music Picks

    published September 7, 2011

    The Raincoats September 16 The post-punk trailblazers (and Kurt Cobain faves) are set to reenact their influential 1979... More >>

  • Fall Arts: (What's the Story) Noel Gallagher?

    published September 7, 2011

    Throughout much of the 1990s you'd have been hard-pressed to find a source of shameless rock-star swagger more dependable than the Gallagher... More >>

  • LOVERS' LANE

    published September 7, 2011

    San Francisco's Hunx and His Punx—"the first-ever ‘girl group' fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound... More >>

  • Opeth

    published September 7, 2011

    “God is dead,” Mikael Åkerfeldt declares reassuringly near the top of Heritage, the latest from Sweden’s Opeth.... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published September 7, 2011

    The New York dance-punk faith-keepers go unexpectedly godly on In the Grace of Your Love, their just-released follow-up to 2006’s... More >>

  • Ivy

    published September 7, 2011

    Prior to the release of All Hours, this local trio hadn’t put out an album since 2005, a delay likely attributable to the busy... More >>

  • TASTY DELIGHT

    published August 31, 2011

    One of the most appealing things about the Queens rapper Action Bronson is that when he raps about cracked pepper--as he does on his... More >>

  • SONIC SNACK

    published August 31, 2011

    Peter Bjorn and John have already played New York several times this year in support of Gimme Some, the crafty, back-to-basics... More >>

  • Patrick Wolf

    published August 31, 2011

    This stylish English singer has yet to achieve the big American breakthrough his admirers seem certain he’s in for. But that didn’t stop... More >>

  • Deerhoof

    published August 31, 2011

    The Bay Area art-punk crew have been in high-end collaboration mode of late, recording a split seven-inch with Jeff Tweedy (and his sons!) as well... More >>

  • WEEKEND WARRIORS

    published August 24, 2011

    Not to be confused with the Drake-endorsed avant-r&b act with which they almost share a name, San Francisco's Weekend hit town for two... More >>

  • HAPPY HOUR

    published August 24, 2011

    Four years of financial solvency is something to celebrate in today's live-music landscape, and that's exactly what the Music Hall of Williamsburg... More >>

  • Stone Temple Pilots

    published August 24, 2011

    These pop-grunge survivors didn’t exactly reclaim the world with last year’s self-titled comeback dis, but they did demonstrate how... More >>

  • Das Racist

    published August 24, 2011

    The local meta-rap pranksters enter the realm of for-profit music-making this month with Relax, their not-free follow-up to the pair of... More >>

  • Kelly Rowland Gets Down Like That

    published August 17, 2011

    Kelly Rowland was on the phone the other day from London, where she's currently sifting through Britain's amateur-vocalist population as a... More >>

  • MEOW REMIX

    published August 17, 2011

    Chan Marshall hasn’t released a new Cat Power album since 2008’s Jukebox, her second set (after 2000’s The Covers... More >>

  • Sara Bareilles

    published August 17, 2011

    The piano-plunking “Love Song” lady is at her best when she adorns her tunes with the kind of pro-studio filigree unavailable to your... More >>

  • Tom Morello

    published August 17, 2011

    The Rage Against the Machine guitarist is taking pains to characterize his new disc under the Nighwatchman handle as more of a rock album than its... More >>

  • JUST SAY YES

    published August 10, 2011

    The War on Drugs, from Philadelphia, are probably best known for the one-time membership of Kurt Vile, whose Smoke Ring For My Halo... More >>

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE

    published August 10, 2011

    Now that Wolf Parade are in the midst of an open-ended hiatus, you might expect Handsome Furs to become the vehicle of choice for frontman... More >>

  • Caitlin Rose

    published August 10, 2011

    Her mom Liz has co-written hits with Taylor Swift, but Caitlin Rose adheres to a somewhat older country-music tradition—or maybe to... More >>

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