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 >>
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.