At the witching hour on Friday, each of the four artists that performed that night at Basilica Soundscape, a two-year-old festival held at Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century factory-turned-event space, assembled at opposite ends of the room. Julianna Barwick looped her voice into a "chorus of angels" ( ... More >>
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At 10 years old, Captured Tracks founder and owner Mike Sniper was already doing business at the lunch table. "There was this kid who was really into heavy metal, and my sister gave me all her heavy metal tapes because she was getting into other stuff," he says. "I didn't like heavy metal, and she h ... More >>
Brooklyn label Captured Tracks celebrates five years
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Better Than: Getting a haircut, unless there's a complimentary head massage. If level of enjoyment could be measured by length of hair, everyone at the Mikal Cronin show was having a really, really good time. Last night at the Bowery Ballroom Cronin took the stage with the rest of his blissful gang ... More >>
Even though I've never laid eyes on them, it's easy to recognize Nude Beach's Chuck Betz and Ryan Naideau at the Williamsburg coffee shop where we meet. Ripped leather jackets and Germs pins stand out against carefully sculpted hippery. Vocalist Betz, with his bed-head buffount hair-do, is a dead ri ... More >>
Better than: CIRCUS night at Webster Hall. To say that Mac DeMarco and his band are a bit dotty would be an understatement. DeMarco acts like a backwoods Jeffery Lebowski, chugging beer on stage and burping into the microphone, all with a sort of "aw shucks" grin plastered over his face. And he's ... More >>
Weak consensus versus inspiring diversity
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