About three-fourths of the way through our phone interview, Travis Morrison admits he's hungover. "We had a housewarming party last night," says the charismatic frontman for recently reunited indie stalwarts the Dismemberment Plan, "and I get really, really drunk at my own parties. It's probably not ... More >>
Bettye LaVette Cafe Carlyle Tuesday, May 24 Better than: Twelve o'clocktails. What's the difference between a cabaret and a nightclub? Not so long ago, the boundaries, governed by repertoire and acoustic instrumentation (give or take the soothing runs of a stray swizzle-stick electric gui ... More >>
This week's album chart has in its first two positions the two biggest stories in pop music last week. Once again, the pole position was assumed by Canadian teenager Justin Bieber, whose first full-length, My World 2.0, sold 92,000 copies--only the second time this year that the No. 1 album h ... More >>
Jennifer WildThe Chicago-based poet Michael Robbins is heroin for literary nerds and music nerds alike. Britney Spears, Pink, and Buju Banton have all crashed the gates of Robbins's poetry, which began appearing last year in the New Yorker; his newest piece in that magazine, "Lust For Life" ( ... More >>
In which Wide Right's working-class broad from the provinces expresses her arty side
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Just because you can spell 'forbearance' correctly doesn't mean you'll get a gold star