Mike Powell

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  • 4 years ago

    The first voice you hear on w h o k i l l is an old woman's: "Ladies and gentlemen, Merrill is . . . performing at the . . . ," she says, stumbling over her words before being interrupted by the thump of a drum. Then comes the...

  • 4 years ago

    Destroyer, the project of Vancouver singer-songwriter Dan Bejar, has a new album out called Kaputt, a clumsy word written in very classy script on the cover. It sounds different from his last album (2008's Trouble in Dreams), which is something yo...

  • 5 years ago

    While visiting The Howard Stern Show in 2005, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo noted that he listened to the program every morning while writing his band's second album, 1996's Pinkerton, pointing out that the host's name was even hidden in one of the...

  • 5 years ago

    Marnie Stern is alone. She's alone a lot, in an Upper East Side apartment her mom lived in before moving to Florida. Or she's not completely alone: Her dog, Fig, a Morkie, one of those tiny mutant miracles, is there, too, barking. Most nights, Ste...

  • 5 years ago | Concert Reviews

    Spiritualized Radio City Music Hall Friday, July 30 Jason Pierce sits on a chair at stage left in Radio City Music Hall in front of a backdrop of hi-watt stars with what looks to be 29 other people. He wears white, says nothing, and only gets up f...

  • 5 years ago | Alternative

    Faith No More East River State Park Friday, July 2 We are gathered here this evening with our backs to the sunset to watch a reunited Faith No More play the East River State Park, a former shipping dock in Williamsburg consisting of seven mostly u...