Week In Review: Grade It On A Curve


Five days! Many items! A look at the last week at Sound of the City is below.

We weighed Salem and fake Salem and the Internet and the slippery notion of “truth” online

We chatted with Mike Watt about being on crutches, taking naps, and “the Neutral Milk guy.”

We counted down Kool Keith’s many aliases.

We spoke to the incarcerated Max B about his new album.

We took a hard look at Marsha Ambrosius’ new album.

We watched as wine and hip-hop came together on YouTube.

We spoke to Rhett Miller about Chili’s, Bob Dylan, and marriage proposals.

We hit up the Unsound Festival, the Low/Explosions in the Sky gig, the Acoustic Africa show at B.B. King’s, and Araabmuzik’s Brooklyn Bowl freakout.

We took notice of the slimmed-down Grammys.

We premiered a dizzying new track by Brooklyn’s Liturgy, who are into leaving the black metal scene behind.

And speaking of farewells, we said goodbye to Pia Toscano and LCD Soundsystem, one of whom is more likely to be known by rock critics than the other.

(I’d probably be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity afforded by all these farewells to introduce myself, by the way. I’m Maura Johnston, and I’ll be running things around here from now on. You can reach me here with tips, pitches, and ideas. Many thanks to Rob Harvilla and Zach Baron and Camille Dodero for the hard work that made this blog really great, and extra thanks to Camille for the rope-showing these past few days.)

We’ll be back Monday.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 8, 2011

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