Guitarist Vernon Reid is best known as the leader of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour. Before that, though, he was a fixture on the New York avant-garde scene, blending rock, jazz and noise as a member of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, duetting with Bill Frisell on the albu ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass play homemade Frankenstein instruments that make beautiful and wild sproinging sounds--Arone Dyer's "buke" is a modified baritone ukelele; Aron Sanchez's "gass" is a mutant ... More >>
If you're real lucky maybe she'll rip off her afro wig mid-song and slam it down on the stage. I myself have never braved the differently hygienic masses at Bonnaroo, Tennessee's annual long-weekend hippie/hipster soiree. But the announcement of this year's lineup -- held June 11-14 in Manchester, ... More >>
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