Norman Westberg

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Live: Jonathan Toubin's Friends Rally For His Recovery

    Jonathan Toubin Benefit Show: Chain And The Gang, 5 Dollar Priest, Eleanor Friedberger, Nicole Atkins, Dorit Chrysler and theremin, Shilpa Ray, An American Dream, TWO TEARS Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, January 12 Jonathan Toubin plays rock and soul records, but unfamiliar ones, songs that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    What's Old Is New, Or Something: Swans, Christian Marclay Return to New York City

    ​Michael Gira's legendary noise punk crew Swans announced their reunion back in January, and with guitarist Norman Westberg on board (no Jarboe, alas), Gira seemed to be promising the return of the ferocious, '80s vintage of his band, rather than gothy, whispery, horror-house '90s version. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Swans to Reunite (!)

    Wow, big news for people who like avant New York noise-punk--Michael Gira's Swans are reuniting and recording a new record, which will be the band's first in a dozen years. No Jarboe, but longtime guitarist Norman Westberg is on board--which maybe means we're getting the mid-'80s total brutality S ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 1998