The Fall 2014 Issue
Thurston Moore/John Zorn Duo St. Mark's Church Friday, May 4 Better than: Bumming about MCA alone. Free improvisation always has religious overtonesthe major free-jazzers of the '60s acknowledged this with album titles like Ascension and Spiritual Unityso there is hardly a better spa ... More >>
Brendan Fowler, grindin'The third edition of the absurd festival of performance art and excess that is RoseLee Goldberg's Performa 09 is underway in New York. And as always, a bunch of musicians are moonlighting, including DNA's Arto Lindsay (his "SOMEWHERE I READ" Performa kick-off processio ... More >>
Freeform radio guys and all around essential broadcasters WFMU just announced their 50th Anniversary Art Benefit, an event held for the reason of assembling funds "towards building a new antenna in Manhattan," which pretty much makes this The Fountainhead of charity drives. The weeklong art auction ... More >>
Wheat's Every Day I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square
No-wave noise begets all-new catastrophies
Ho ho hee hee ha ha to the funny farm where life is beautiful
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.