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In August, we conducted two interviews with New Orleans-based experimental composer Duane Pitre. These conversations yielded way, way more than could plausibly fit into the print story. Below is the full text, with Pitre holding forth on his creative process, the thinking behind new album Bridges, t ... More >>
Here are the10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Hospitality w/Dustin Wong, Glass Ghost Glasslands Friday, February 3 Better than: Listening to old K Records albums. Thinking that Hospitality is a Scottish band, is an understandable mistake. The recent Merge signees are, in fact, from New York City, even if their smarty-pants pop has more in com ... More >>
Were we all aware that this existed, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra? That it "plays big Latin arrangements of some of the best indie music"? And what better way to announce yourself than by tackling the best indie-music song of all time? Ridiculous a concept as this may be, once it gets going (f ... More >>
artichokeheart.wordpress.comMarket bounty: soon to be delivered on a weekly basis.When we ran into Robert LaValva a couple of weeks ago at the City of Merchants fundraiser, the New Amsterdam Market founder shared the exciting news that the monthly market would be going weekly. And now it's of ... More >>
So even Devo now is into this play-a-classic-album-in-its-entirety thing: They're at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza Friday (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!) and Saturday (Freedom of Choice). Have the courtesy to let that part of the setlist run out at least before you start hootin' and holle ... More >>
Besides jerking around with Iggy Pop on Letterman, newly sober dance-music goof Fatboy Slim is working on a concept album with David Byrne about Filipino sovereign Imelda Marcos, based on the pair's 2006 stage production Here Lies Love. He plays at Terminal 5. Meanwhile, Iggy chats with the New Yo ... More >>
Scottish tear-jerkers play Webster Hall
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla joins with the rest of Neko Case's lovestruck/dumbstruck audience. Zach Baron on the upper-middle-class and rising rapper Asher Roth. Rob Trucks walks down Broadway with Scottish indie-pop enclave Camera Obscura. Jason Gross at Merce Cunnin ... More >>
In the week all your friends went to South by Southwest, New York got a bit rowdy. The old scumbags of Mötley Crüe nearly burned down Madison Square Garden, while Fleetwood Mac brought both punishing Turkish prison sentences and "Silver Springs" to the same arena only a few days later. The Pogues ... More >>
Goddamnit, this Camera Obscura video. I want to despise everything about it. The handsome couple, a picture of young love and carefree days, cavorting carelessly across Europe. Nuzzling each other on park benches, straddling each other in bed, sucking face over the skyline. Their unrestrained PDA, a ... More >>
Who needs video when you've got animated gifs? Photos and animated gifs by Sidney Lo The Bird and The Bee at Joe's Pub Date: Monday, February 26 Better than: A Christian Clown Training Video Rating: 7.0 Last night at Joe's Pub, The Bird and The Bee's queen had a breast issue. Vocalist Inara George ... More >>
For the week of January 24-30, 2007