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  • The Dandy Warhols+Blue Giant

    published October 27, 2010

    Most entertaining when they're mocking alt-rock affectations with seriously epic affectations of their own, the Dandys are taking a... More >>

  • AT LAST

    published October 27, 2010

    In 1996, World Circuit Records’ Nick Gold booked studio time in Havana to record an historic collaboration of some of Cuba’s and... More >>

  • Dresden Dolls

    published October 20, 2010

    They're baaaaack. This gig marks both the "tenth bandiversary" and return (from the dead?!) of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione's sexy, smart, and... More >>

  • Prester John

    published October 20, 2010

    The priestly moniker for whatever the talented guitarist Shawn Persinger happens to be doing, Prester John currently consists of Persinger and... More >>

  • Omar Souleyman+Deakin

    published October 20, 2010

    A TSA goon's worst nightmare in in his proudly ubiquitous aviator shades, red-checkered keffiyeh headdress, and trim yet fulsome 'stache, Omar... More >>

  • Stew & Heidi & the Negro Problem

    published October 13, 2010

    Despite the artistic success of their Tony-winning Broadway musical, Passing Strange, songwriter Stew and bassist Heidi Rodewald have... More >>

  • Nick Lowe & His Band+Geraint Watkins

    published October 13, 2010

    British pub-rock, punk, and New Wave linchpin Nick Lowe is the Don Draper of adult contemporary music. Since 1994's The Impossible Bird,... More >>

  • Dave Douglas & Keystone

    published October 13, 2010

    The trumpeter leads an electric sextet to accompany filmmaker Bill Morrison's Spark of Being, a retelling of Mary Shelley's... More >>

  • 'A House in Bali'

    published October 6, 2010

    Canadian composer Colin McPhee's 1947 memoir of the eight years he spent studying music and dance in a Balinese village is the source material for... More >>

  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble+Works

    published October 6, 2010

    Drummer John Hollenbeck's remarkable big band is a minor miracle of contraditions that explores politics, transcendence, and the natural world via... More >>

  • Doug Paisley

    published September 29, 2010

    Anyone who got a whiff of Big Pink on this Toronto singer-songwriter's 2008 debut will appreciate the buttery Garth Hudson Hammond chords that... More >>

  • Gary Lucas

    published September 29, 2010

    The inventive guitarist adds his new score to a 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula that was filmed at night on the same set, over the... More >>

  • Starfucker+Octopus Project

    published September 29, 2010

    Under a heady minimalist sway (think Steve Reich), ambitious Austin instrumental trio Octopus Project will blow your little mind with an... More >>

  • Doug Paisley

    published September 29, 2010

    Anyone who got a whiff of Big Pink on this Toronto singer-songwriter's 2008 debut will appreciate the buttery Garth Hudson Hammond chords that... More >>

  • Bustle in Your Hedgerow

    published September 29, 2010

    Comprised of wild-style keyboardist Marco Benevento, master drummer Joe Russo, chameleon-like guitarist Scott Metzger, and Ween bassist Dave... More >>

  • Prester John

    published September 15, 2010

    The priestly moniker for whatever the talented guitarist Shawn Persinger happens to be doing, Prester John currently consists of Persinger and... More >>

  • 'Celebration of Gypsy Music from Turkey, Romania, Ukraine & Bulgaria'

    published September 15, 2010

    Leavening boisterous horns and drums with Euro-pop sass, Bucharest's Mahala Rai Banda headlines the sixth annual New York Gypsy Festival's... More >>

  • CocoRosie

    published September 8, 2010

    Tin Pan Alley nostalgia, grinding hip-hop, toy instruments, and electronic serendipity are among the primary ingredients of the decidedly precious... More >>

  • Ween

    published September 8, 2010

    Brawny yet twee rock and country parodists who long ago transcended their own shtick, Gene and Dean Ween have managed to develop a hefty cult... More >>

  • Olodum

    published September 8, 2010

    Founded in 1979 and dubbed after the West African Yoruba tribe's name for God, this multifaceted cultural institution blends explosive percussion... More >>

  • Phyllis Chen

    published September 1, 2010

    This virtuoso of the toy piano composed the wonderful score for the off-Broadway Coraline musical and recently completed a fittingly... More >>

  • 'Gary Lucas's Beefheart Symposium'

    published September 1, 2010

    Although much of this fine guitarist's current repertoire consists of Chinese pop music of the '30s, Indian ghazals (performed with Najma Akhtar),... More >>

  • Junk Culture

    published September 1, 2010

    Deepak Mantena ditched the guitar for a cheap pocket sampler, resulting in the the glitchy, looping, flickering-neon pastiches heard on his... More >>

  • Mose Allison Trio

    published August 25, 2010

    Hey, whippersnappers! Eighty-two-year-old Mose Allison is back with a case of the blues. Joe Henry, ally to the elders, tastefully and... More >>

  • Joey Baron & Bill Frisell

    published August 25, 2010

    Drummer Joey Baron is a constantly moving encyclopedia of percussive flavors. Guitarist Bill Frisell, meanwhile, remains an implacable... More >>

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