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Winter JazzFest gets bigger
How best to tag the restless, reactive folk-pop of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper? So many ways, dude: rambunctious, precocious, invigorating, probing, sweet, exasperating, quirky, self-indulgent, lunging, crackers, too sane, even. The outfit led by Brooklyn's Aly Spaltro, 23 -- named after something she s ... More >>
Bassists shine, even amid the dark age of conservatism
In the week we continued counting down the worst songs of 2010, noting atrocities from Susan Boyle, Liz Phair, Christina Aguilera, Jackyl, and NeverShoutNever, and Die Antwoord, we also began our overall year in review, listing the 10 biggest music stories of 2010, our 10 favorite concerts, t ... More >>
viaWe feel bad for Jeff Mangum, who probably has some trouble leaving the house in this city without people acting a little strange. So we respect and applaud his decision to return to the stage in secrecy, as he did on Saturday night, when he played ten Neutral Milk Hotel songs to a delighte ... More >>
This is pretty much what it was likeSo Jeff Mangum played a bunch of Neutral Milk Hotel songs in a Bushwick loft on Saturday night, for a crowd of around 75 people, you not among them. The show was partly set up by Ba Da Bing Records guru Ben Goldberg, who has a lot of explaining to do, so we ... More >>
A quiet purveyor of gorgeous, breathy folk gets comfortable and takes command
How many songs will Jeff Mangum do?
Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really
Ben Parmet went to Brooklyn's James Madison High School many, many years ago. He mentioned his days at Madison to Ben Goldberg, a volunteer at his nursing home, who as it happened also attended Madison, albeit much later, and who contacted the editors of the James Madison Alumni News about Mr. Par ... More >>
Beirut's gorgeous Balkan hymns light ukuleles and MP3 blogs aflame
Avant or retro, unplugged or wired, guerrilla musicians defy the neocon millennium