The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High
Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
About a year and a half ago, singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley principal Jenny Lewis was in a difficult spot. Crippling writer's block had stopped her in her tracks right in the middle of work on her third solo album, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue. Her father had just passed away. Her lo ... More >>
Bright Eyes/Superchunk/WILD FLAG
Radio City Music Hall
Tuesday, March 8
Better Than: Oh, come on. I'm not making a Roseland Ballroom joke.
We need to talk about Nate Walcott. You long ago made up your mind about Conor Oberst, and if you've never found in-house producer/utility man Mike Mogis' wa ... More >>
Thursday, August 26
But seriously, "Bette Davis Eyes"! Is that not a perfect fit for this guy? Blatantly nostalgic, a little serious, a little corny, a little, uh, smokey? You like it just a little more than you're willing to publicly admit? A perfect cover tune ... More >>
On Saturday, lizphair.com suddenly had a new album available via download for a mere $5.99, with one streaming track as a sample, or maybe a warning: "Bollywood" features our heroine rapping in different voices over, yes, a Bollywood tabla. This, in addition to the low asking price, prnt scrn ... 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 >>
Conor Oberst Jenny Lewis
River to River Festival
Saturday, July 4
Conor Oberst's labelmate Tim Kasher once sang, "I'm writing songs to entertain/ But these people, they just/ They just want pain." It's an apt summation of the lukewarm reaction to last year's eponymous Conor Oberst, ... More >>
Jenny Lewis in Sweet Temptation (Part 4)
Fair-haired girl-next-door Jenny Lewis, the former child actress and Rilo Kiley heartthrob, plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of her latest solo release, Acid Tongue, a sugary country album that's found a place in entrenched Nashville.
Lewis g ... More >>
Sassy Brooklyn streetgirl mag Missbehave announced today that it's going online-only, which means, sadly, that we will never get to see Jenny Lewis dressed like a Bratz doll in a tube-top and gold chains. Sigh. The magazine never saw a grammar rule it didn't smack like an ex's new bitch, but where ... More >>