Like great electronic album artists before him such as the Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, and Underworld, Daniel Avery has crafted a coherent, confident and ambitious album. And like the best work of those bands, his Drone Logic (out this week) defies easy categorization because it incor ... More >>
Who the hell needs real bands when there are so many great fictional ones? Here's some of the best -- our list goes to 11, of course: See also: Top 10 Concert Films to See Before You Die
by Laura Leebove Anaïs Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra (le) poisson rouge Sunday, November 20 Better than: Watching Occupy Wall Street protesters on TV. Anaïs Mitchell's show on Sunday night began on a crowded stage at (le) poisson rouge and ended in a singalong-propelled march to nearby W ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! The most important artist of 2010.Hi everybody! To ... More >>
M.I.A. at HARD Fest in July. Photo by Jens Joller.M.I.A.'s July HARD Fest imbroglio has now been well documented: the rain and poor sound that torpedoed her set; the ensuing argument over who had failed who; M.I.A.'s subsequent promise to make it up to all those who had been there with a free ... More >>
If nothing else, this new and somewhat maddening High Places video--in which Rob Barber and Mary Pearson wander hills and dunes and trees for twelve long minutes to no particular purpose--is an excellent delivery vehicle for its song, the still-lovely and leisurely "Late Bloomer." Those looking fo ... More >>
Hey, so the downy elf with the dilated pupils who dwells inside the padded confines of MTV's viral marketing campaign closet did good today! The MTV Video Music Award Nominations are out, and boy, look at that Breakthrough Video category: the ninja-filled, Underworld-vibing video to Bat For Lash's ... More >>
Jacket Copy finds DeLillo's "Total Loss Weekend," an 1972 Sports Illustrated essay on a sports-gambling cousin, in the SI archives: CJ is a gambler. He likes to bet on sporting events, almost any kind, and the dark crawling horror of Total Loss Weekend is never very distant. Misgivings and dread. P ... More >>
Go find something you like at the All Points West Festival
Seeking a missing lover through dream countries
Cupid comes to the Berkshires, arrows aimed
With the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is back and he's just . . . too old
Don DeLillo sorts through the emotional dust of 9/11 in Falling Man
Debate the WMC's relevance if you like, but it still inadvertently drags plenty of DJs to town
For the week of January 17-23, 2007
Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, and members of Caribou, Underworld and Grandaddy make promises.
2005 is a blur; Tha Pumpsta, Goldfrapp, Gang of Four recap it.
Gordon and Varone renovate Death's waiting room
Drive, determination, and derogatory language from the old Topworld and Underworld
Peppy Songs With Hooks and Beatsthe New Underground Craze!
Morris and Yokoshi Transform Material From Many Cultures
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll From Here
Tharp's Dancers Gleam on Broadway, and ABTs at City Center
The Rude Mechanicals Travel the 'Most Modern Journey'
Choreographers Raid the Past
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