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  • BAD TIDINGS

    published December 29, 2009

    Critics effuse about The Bad Plus being "highbrow"—but then some of us maintain that Nirvana was just that, too. So when this... More >>

  • Mariah Carey

    published December 29, 2009

    Mariah Carey knows what she did. She stole my whip. Oh, she’ll deny it, but the evidence is irrefutable—one year ago, at her Halloween... More >>

  • The xx (DJ set)

    published December 29, 2009

    Asymmetrical shags and shoegaze new-wave had a banner fall in the xx, the young English quartet that became the toast of the CMJ marathon thanks... More >>

  • THRASH COURSE

    published December 22, 2009

    Punk band reunion tours are each unique . . . but not like snowflakes, more like small-town Fourth of July parades, in that it’s a constant... More >>

  • GOD OF CRAZY

    published December 22, 2009

    Avant-garde ’til the end, jazzist Sun Ra was loyal to his loves: electric keyboards, fierce aggregation, and claiming he was from Saturn. But... More >>

  • GOGOL POWERS, ACTIVATE!

    published December 22, 2009

    The only gypsy-rock band to inspire consistent audience nudity—or the only one on this island, anyway—Gogol Bordello are almost a... More >>

  • PANDORA'S BOX

    published December 15, 2009

    Ukulele, field recording loops, reggae syncopation, a cavernous soprano that envelops all ideas in unearthly oddity—tUnE-yArDs may... More >>

  • OPÉRA COMIQUE

    published December 15, 2009

    For those of you who love Spinal Tap except for their pesky sense of humor, here cometh East Village Opera Company, a troupe of highbrows... More >>

  • BRITTLE SISTER

    published December 15, 2009

    Not as irascible as Martha, not as dauntless as Rufus, their half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche (by papa Loudon Wainwright III) brings a... More >>

  • INDIAN IN THE BOARDS

    published December 8, 2009

    VEGA electro-popper Alan Palomo goes in a gentler, caterwauling direction in Neon Indian, his third conceit in as many years. Much... More >>

  • MELLOW GOLD

    published December 8, 2009

    Why, to ignore these harmonies would be un-American; as Byrds– and Beach Boys–loving patriots Dr. Dog know, no sweet, psychedelic... More >>

  • ALL OF THE MONKEYS AIN’T IN THE ZOO

    published December 8, 2009

    In today’s turnover, a six-year career should be counted in dog years, and Arctic Monkeys have not slouched during their wild... More >>

  • Bros Before Leos

    published December 1, 2009

    Epic by name, likewise by scope, JEFF: The Brotherhood features two actual, no-kidding brothers, Jake and Jamin Orrall, pounding minimalist... More >>

  • Renewable Karma

    published December 1, 2009

    If you don’t believe in the Beatles, you probably still believe in John—for the love he had for New York, for his messages of peace... More >>

  • Ivy Virtuosos

    published December 1, 2009

    Up around Harlem, there’s a daunting haven for overachievers known as the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program: it allows students to... More >>

  • RED CARPET REUNION

    published November 24, 2009

    The Guthrie family lineage reads like a passage from The Iliad: Olivia, daughter of Sarah Lee, sister of Abe, brother of Cathy and Annie,... More >>

  • BRUBECK'S BACK

    published November 24, 2009

    The gig is one week shy of his 90th birthday, but Dave Brubeck will be bringing you "Take Five," so perhaps you should have a card ready.... More >>

  • BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS

    published November 24, 2009

    Either inter-label shenanigans or one loooong manicure caused Kid Sister's debut album to be released a full year late; this time last... More >>

  • FOLK ON THE FRINGES

    published November 17, 2009

    His most popular tag, "freak folk," implies some sort of birthright insanity; it's entirely possible that Venezuelan-born Devendra Banhart... More >>

  • PARTY ON

    published November 17, 2009

    It wasn't in our Best Of issue, but here's a premium insider tip: The most popular place to be emo in New York is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.... More >>

  • CLASSICAL MASS

    published November 17, 2009

    Classical music repertoire is a curious paradox; the most performer and audience zeal is usually for famous pieces that date back centuries, not... More >>

  • DYLAN ON DYLAN

    published November 10, 2009

    Do not fool yourself: You are rolling the dice when you see Bob Dylan live. Odds are that he’ll either rasp accommodatingly through... More >>

  • SWEET SLUMBER

    published November 10, 2009

    Slumberland Records’ 20th anniversary is every bit a celebration of the D.C. DIY ethos—but you can dance to it, should... More >>

  • THE RETURN OF PARKERILLA

    published November 10, 2009

    No longer the Angry Young Man of his '70s New Wave origins—though he disdained the term then, no matter how well he stacked against Elvis... More >>

  • Halloween With Weezer

    published November 3, 2009

    I now hate Rivers Cuomo, and I've always hated spiders, but I cannot hate Rivers Cuomo dressed as a spider. Nor can anyone else in the sweaty... More >>

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