CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>
The day before, at Yo La Tengo's show at Maxwell's.
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang
Wednesday, December 9
Better than: Any other band wearing both pajamas and black suits in the course of one night.
"Are you deceiving me?" went the first line of the tonight's six-piece opening ban ... More >>
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Seldon HuntJulie Christmas is best known as wailing, barking, bloodletting dervish fronting Brooklyn's most emotionally complex metal band, Made Out Of Babies--a performer capable of unpredictable h ... More >>
Have at it. It's out Tuesday, Feb. 9. Guest spots from Tunde Adebimpe, Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Guy Garvey, and Martina Topley-Bird, among others. Track 3 ("Splitting the Atom," featuring reggae great Horace Andy) is basically funereal P-Funk, if that interests you at all. Oh, and nice co ... More >>
Yikes, even this screenshot isn't safe for work, huh.Actually, no idea. But the video to the first single from Massive Attack's forthcoming new record, Heligoland--the song's called "Paradise Circus"--is somehow actually basically just a documentary on porn actress Georgina Spelvin and her f ... More >>
Erika Wennerstrom: "I want to sound like Nico and Lou Reed."
photo by Cambria HarkeyDave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh
Heartless Bastards are having an incredible year: a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, great reviews for their latest record The Mountain, and an appearance on ... More >>
I loved Built to Spill in college -- most of my mixtapes might as well have been "Kicked It in the Sun" on a loop for 90 minutes -- but drifted a bit upon my initial stumble into "adulthood," finding the band's gruff, hirsute, meat-and-potatoes-and-then-more-meat indie-guitar jams a bit staid and ... More >>