C. Spencer Yeh is one loquacious dude. Pose a question to the guy, and it's likely to return a treatise as discursive and winding as his improv pieces tend to be. In a world of limited print space, Yeh's long-form conversational gregariousness runs a definite endangered-species risk: our email inter ... More >>
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual ... More >>
If ever there was a dude who exudes the air of spiritual illumination while being a total badass, saxophonist figurehead Darius Jones is it. In conversation, the burly alto overlord fuses his devout Southern rearing with New York City crud and attitude, as well as impassioned and bleeding respect fo ... More >>
As you have presumably by now heard, New York Night Train host and DJ Jonathan Toubin was injured last week when a car crashed into his Portland hotel room. On Friday, Brooklyn Bowl will host a benefit concert for Toubin with performanes by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash, Tunde Ad ... More >>
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It's been generally impossible to keep up with the ever-changing moods of tireless, futurist dance trio These Are Powers. In roughly six releases over four years, they've dabbled in don't-call-us-No ... More >>
Good lord: The brahs in action a few weeks back.
Issue Project Room
Friday, June 25
Say "drummer's solo project" and conflicting sounds come to mind--Foo Fighters, "Sussudio," Peter Criss, Charlie Watts' Charlie Parker project--with few of them ever meditating exclusively on the drum ... More >>
These Are Powers played Issue Project Room on Friday, October 9, to help raise money for the non-profit's future space at 110 Livingston Street, which is also the same space where the Brooklyn threesome filmed their newest video. The show was also a way to honor the sadly departed Suzanne F ... More >>
Photos by Rebecca Smeyne
Rhys Chatham "A Crimson Grail"
Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
On Saturday evening, at least over our section of Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, a single raindrop fell as Rhys Chatham and his 200 guitarists began the first, quiet movement of "A Crimson Grail." It ... More >>