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Thursday, October 9 2008

Blues Child: An Interview With Eli Cook

PopMatters talks with 21-year-old bluesman Eli Cook about cranking it up, turning it down, and balancing the expectations of different crowds.


Wednesday, January 20 2010

Gwar: 13 December 2009 - New York

It's almost hard to consider Gwar "shock rock", since gasping instead of laughing would mean you've somehow managed to discount the campiness.

Wednesday, September 30 2009

Nine Inch Nails: 26 August 2009 - New York

Trent Reznor has been on the ol' Debbie Downer kick for 20 years, always singing about things dying and ending and breaking, and it's probably time to close up shop.

Sunday, September 27 2009

Sonic Youth: 3 July 2009 - United Palace Theatre, New York

Classics like "Tom Violence" occasionally worked their way in, but for the most part the set list consisted of tunes from this year's triumphant new album The Eternal

Tuesday, September 15 2009

Festival International De Jazz De Montreal: 30 June-12 July 2009 - Montreal

Every summer Montreal hosts its enormous annual jazz festival, always with a potent lineup of performers which stretches out over two and a half weeks -- if only I could see it all.

Monday, April 27 2009

Kaki King: Mexican Teenagers EP

The previously-acoustic guitarist successfully plugs herself in.

Kronos Quartet [2.Mar.09]
DragonForce [17.Dec.08]
Nullsleep [28.Oct.08]
Staind [7.Oct.08]
Aesop Rock [10.Sep.08]
British Sea Power [21.May.08]
Blue Man Group [13.Apr.08]
Lucinda Williams [11.Oct.07]
Tim Reynolds [7.Oct.07]
Bill Callahan [2.Oct.07]
The B-52's [12.Aug.07]
Battles [8.Jul.07]


Monday, April 12 2010

Tinariwen: 19.Feb.2010 - Brooklyn

Tinariwen paid a visit to Brooklyn's Bell House this past February.

Monday, April 12 2010

Zakir Hussain: 13.Mar.2010 - New York

Thanks to a teenage history of fighting for embarrassing '90s alt-rock bands on the car stereo, I don't know my way around North Indian classical music as well as I might. Another thing I didn't realize? You can't show up late.

Wednesday, February 3 2010

8 Bits from Blip Festival: 17-19.Dec.2009 - Brooklyn

The flagship annual gathering of electronica enthusiasts who write their songs using ancient video game hardware invaded the Bell House in Brooklyn in December. Above photo by Chris Gampat.

Friday, December 11 2009

Ghostland Observatory: 5.Dec.09 - New York

Ghostland Observatory: 5 December 2009 - Terminal 5, New York City

CMJ 2009: Day 3 - YACHT + James Murphy (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.09]
CMJ 2009: Day 2 - Suckers + Fool's Gold (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.09]
Subprime: Animated Short (Sound Affects) [11.Jun.09]
Body For Karate (MP3 / video) (Sound Affects) [6.Mar.09]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Dragons Of Zynth (Notes from the Road) [27.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Minus The Bear (Notes from the Road) [27.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Annuals (Notes from the Road) [27.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Giveamanakick (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Vivian Girls (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
Hi Needle, I'm Haystack (Sound Affects) [22.May.08]
Wake Up Call (Sound Affects) [21.May.08]
All Together Now: YAAAAARRRRGGHHH (Sound Affects) [20.May.08]
Sorry, can you repeat that? (Sound Affects) [19.May.08]
Connecting the Dots (Sound Affects) [18.May.08]
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