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Wednesday, April 15 2009

by:Larm 2009: Hot Music from the Frost-Bitten North

Despite the cold conditions and snow-filled streets, Scandinavia’s premier music festival was a warm and welcoming affair, affording time to not only see some top notch music, but also explore Oslo as well.

Thursday, February 5 2009

M for Montréal - Leonard Cohen Eats There

Montréal may sit a mere 37 miles north of the American border and, for me, a short 90-minute flight from Philadelphia, yet the former Canadian capital really is a world away. PopMatters visits the M for Montréal in search of great new Canadian music and the soul of a city.

Wednesday, March 19 2008

Tales from the Fest: An Abecedarium

Fresh outta Austin, Kevin Pearson alphabetizes his impressions of the music fest, all the way from A to Zzzzz (or lack thereof).

Monday, February 4 2008

Putney Appalachian Pop: An Interview with Hot Chip

Moving from the bedroom to the studio, Hot Chip might have matured, but don't think they still won't take the gloves off. Hot Chip talks to PopMatters about their fine new record.

Thursday, September 27 2007

Can 50,000 Football Fans Be Wrong?

A 'new democracy' is one way to describe MyFootballClub — no other team has ever been run via Internet voting alone — yet fan-powered schemes have secured control for supporters at countless sporting clubs.


Monday, June 22 2009

Beirut: 6 May 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

Zach Condon and his cohorts approach these songs like they’re playing musical Risk, not just invading countries, but soaking in their sounds.

Thursday, June 11 2009

Arbouretum: Song of the Pearl

Arbouretum's third album is an earthy record with dirt under its fingernails, and eyes always fixed firmly on the horizon.

Sunday, February 1 2009

Gogol Bordello + West Philadelphia Orchestra

Maybe I’m just hard to please. Or maybe my expectations were too high. Then again, maybe I’m just a party pooper.

Thursday, August 28 2008

New American Union Festival

Like the festival site -- an old steel mill that was raised and re-built upon -- each band attempted a similar brand of resuscitation, albeit of the musical variety.

Wednesday, August 20 2008

Various Artists: Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

As anyone familiar with Allen’s work might expect, this remix album is groove heavy and filled with a variety of expansive beats.

Love Is All [15.Jul.08]
The Breeders [22.Jun.08]
The Long Blondes [12.Jun.08]
Kate Nash [19.May.08]
Hot Chip [15.May.08]
Beach House [8.May.08]
Fuck Buttons [1.May.08]
Bodies of Water [24.Apr.08]
Daniel Johnston [2.Mar.08]
Vampire Weekend [14.Feb.08]
Yo La Tengo [7.Nov.07]
Gruff Rhys [4.Oct.07]
Panda Bear [12.Jul.07]
Electrelane [26.Jun.07]
LCD Soundsystem [21.Jun.07]
Patti Smith [3.May.07]
Sebadoh [10.Apr.07]
Dr. Dog [11.Mar.07]
Lily Allen [27.Feb.07]
The Lemonheads [16.Jan.07]
Mojave 3 [31.Oct.06]
Elf Power [30.Sep.06]
The Zombies [22.Sep.06]
Golden Smog [15.Sep.06]


Wednesday, June 3 2009

A Hawk and a Hacksaw: 23 May 2009 - Maschinenhaus, Berlin, Germany

Words by Kevin Pearson / Photos by Kate Legere

Thursday, March 5 2009

By:Larm -- Photo Teaser

Words and Pictures by Kevin Pearson


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