1 month ago | Noise
When our communal and political life begins to resemble a hallucination, the only reasonable response is to turn to hallucinatory music. When that sense of surreality is heightened, our intake of sounds that collapse and expand in unsettling ways ...
3 months ago | Music Reviews
This month’s column was being written from a non-harmonious psychic void, as one national party convention wound down and another ramped up; each was horrifying in its own unique way, and both trump (yes) their 2012 equivalents in terms of hopeles...
4 months ago | Noise
Practical problems demand practical solutions. Lacking the gas or funds to travel to an ideal vacation spot as summer humidity gets serious? Air conditioning failing or outright dead? Insects crawling and stinging incessantly? Power through all th...
5 months ago | Noise
Just like that, summer’s stalking us - transforming unwashed dishes into biohazards, inspiring unexpected flop sweats, summoning mirages on long, flat highways. Every action demands that much more effort, so with this in mind, our noise picks for ...
5 months ago | Festivals
In early 2011, a friend of experimental composer Bob Bellerue told him that, considering how long he’d been around New York’s noise scene, he should start a festival of his own. And then, later that week, so did another friend, and another one. Tw...
6 months ago | Music Lists
Sometimes what we want from noise is a total absence of nuance; just get to the point, we beg. Blow the doors off! Detonate the bomb, already! This month’s featured selections lunge for the jugular in different ways, giving us some satisfac...