No. 26: Bone Marrow from Atera Matthew Lightner's multi-course ode to foraging plays carnivorous mind tricks with surprising and tasty results.
Last September, Eleanor Friedberger flew out to Los Angeles with two goals in mind. First, she met with producer Eric Broucek to discuss the songs they had recently finished recording for her sophomore effort, Personal Record, a 12-song collection that showcases her work as a burgeoning indie-rock ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Yuk it up with Fred Armisen
In this week's Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play two teachers who are just trying something that all their cool hip Portland students like: a raw vegan restaurant. They head to Prasad Cafe, which is actually real, vegan, and in Portland. But after dining -- "It felt like real foo ... More >>
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Fred Armisen plays his favorite songs
Duke meets Jacko
Portlandia: The Tour Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, January 20 Better than: Watching television (but who has one anyway?). In the middle of a nearly two-hour set of live sketches, improv riffing, and unseen clips, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the stars of IFC's Portlandia, strapped on g ... More >>
Portlandia live on stage
Wild Flag rock Bowery Ballroom
IFC, the channel of Portlandia if that says anything, is sponsoring the LoCo Awards & Sweepstakes, a celebration (which is actually just a huge promo for one of their new shows) of those zany, cheaply made local commercials that we all love to hate so much. Although you can still nominate com ... More >>
David Byrne and Yo La Tengo care. All photos by Jesse Jarnow.Yo La Tengo Maxwell's Wednesday, March 23 Better than: Sitting home alone fretting about cataclysmic awfulness. It's been 26 years since Yo La Tengo played every Wednesday at Maxwell's, and a last-minute benefit for Peace Wi ... More >>
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