If you're the type who gets all doe eyed over every young snot who wears a kaftan and sings of freewheeling mysticism like it's some newfangled thing, you better wise up and pay attention to the man who has been the master of all such things in this city for over 40 years, Ed Askew.
The LP he rele ... More >>
American Songbook @ Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 8
Better than: Trying to catch a cab outside of Lincoln Center.
First, a confession: I had never been to Lincoln Center in my four and a half years living in New York City. I was not prepared for seeing this show with a ba ... More >>
A year ago this month, Wye Oak kicked off their 2011 with an opening slot for The Decemberists at Beacon Theatre. There was a snowstorm, and it was a pain in the ass to get home, but their set was a great kickoff to what's been, for the Baltimore duo, a great year. Their third album Civilian, a slow ... More >>
In honor of Beyoncé's four-night run at Roseland, which continues with a sold-out show tonight, Sound of the City is celebrating the singer with a series of features. While she's a singular artist with her own way of handling tracks, it's fun to imagine what would happen if other artists tac ... More >>
The latest on Chris Knox, the New Zealand songwriter and Flying Nun affiliate who suffered a debilitating stroke in June: He's at home, as he has been for some time. It seems he's making music again, as Tall Dwarfs, though he's not yet speaking--"He wanted me to do an edit of a song loop down ... More >>
So it's awful outside, and your friends ditched you for Bonnaroo. Quit sulking; Tennessee is flooded in state troopers and Phish acolytes, while you have countless local offerings to gorge on.
If you haven't already picked up your Northside Festival badge, order online for pickup at 60 North 6th St ... More >>
In the week we talked Charlie Gibson into saying our name, twice, we apparently made fun of the Hold Steady for being middle-aged, although that wasn't really exactly what we meant to say.
Right wingers still really hate Janeane Garofalo, huh? Other interviews: Smog's Bill Callahan on his new Somet ... More >>
Luisa CintaOver 20 years, Bill Callahan--who recorded as Smog from 1988 until 2007--has dabbled in hard rock, children's choirs, French horns, country, darkened synth-pop, and gospel. His throat holds a flat, wheaty baritone--as expressionless as plastic and as self-sufficient as a leather jacket; h ... More >>
This week's installment of Hugs and Kisses from Brisbane-based Everett True comes a few days early. Only nine more months until ATP NY [sigh].
Hugs and Kisses
The Down Under Outbursts of Everett True
This week: ATP Australia
ATP Australia is nearly upon us--and man, it's nice to be feeling ... More >>