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It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>
Music nerds swoon over poet Michael Robbins
Amy BezunarteaJennifer O'Connor released two confessional, emotionally wrenching records on Matador Records, but when all was said and done the Brooklyn indie-folkie had little to show for it besides exhaustion and an empty bank account. She put music on hold to do odd jobs around the city (" ... More >>
/-, "Let's Build A Fire" It was never an indie institution on the level of Merge or Dischord, but that doesn't make the end of Absolutely Kosher Records any less bittersweet. The label, which yesterday announced that it would "cease to release records for the foreseeable future" after putting out ... More >>
Finland-based singer Astrid Swan had a bit of a Pavement Problem. She enjoyed the legendary indie outfit, but she didn't have the same fanaticism about them that her friends had... until, that is, she saw them at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the spring of 2010, at which point she go ... More >>
Ah, the Brooklyn Book Festival, a five-year-old, free, all-day blowout of panels, readings, and extraordinary quasi-literary happenings, where you might see, say, Ian MacKaye complaining about people who say "just type it in" when they mean "Google it." (On a panel with Thurston Moore and Lup ... More >>
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For the week of April 18-24, 2007