Reached by phone backstage at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, in the draggy hours between soundcheck and show time, Jens Lekman is all apologies.
"I'm sorry it took so long," the 31-year-old Swede says of his new full-length album, I Know What Love Isn't, which arrived last month almost five years to the ... More >>
Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman
Friday, June 15
Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar.
Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>
The Voice is giving away tickets to this Friday's Northside Festival showcase with the spectacular Of Montreal, Jens Lekman (performing a solo acoustic set thanks to visa woes), the roaring Portland band The Thermals, and Brooklyn's own Beach Fossils. Head over to the Voice's promotions section to e ... More >>
This May, for the sixth year running, New York will once more be treated to the NYC Popfest, a lovingly curated sugar-rush of indie fizz that brings bands from all corners of the globeand not just Sweden!to celebrate a musical lineage that traces itself back to names like Sarah, Factor ... More >>
The week brought us Jon Brion and Shellac and Sam Sparro (not to mention a handful of surprise Occupy Wall Street pop-ins), and that wide spectrum of genres is also represented in this weekend's concert listings.
Tonight Deadmau5, who Maura has just informed me stands out as the only artist to be n ... More >>
Here we have three artist-curated mixes to guide you through this apocalyptic heat: Given that DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Summertime" remains the almighty jam (it is too hot to even argue about this) (she turn around to see what you beepin' at), Jeff's gargantuan, nearly 50-track mix ... More >>
Jens Lekman has the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu. Yeesh. Apparently, everyone's favorite Swedish chamber-pop/disco/folk singer contracted the virus while on tour in South America, and is recovering at home in Sweden. Lekman began feeling sick while flying home from Chile, told a flight atte ... More >>