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John Bohannon

Features

Monday, January 18 2010

Gimme Somethin' True: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

After a decade of making revolutionary house music, the Jaxx's Felix talks to PopMatters about working with Yoko Ono, taking that first step towards marriage, and the creation of their latest album, Scars


Sunday, January 3 2010

David Meets Goliath: An Interview With Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart gladly dismantles any notions of relinquishing creative control to his new major label bosses, explores the biological evolution of mushrooms, and shares a surprising connection to Neil Young.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

These Are the Breaks: The Motown Sound's Influence on Hip-Hop Sampling

For any influential group in the hip-hop game, specifically in the early 1990s, Motown's stamp of approval and its variety of subsidiaries were undeniably influential.


Tuesday, August 12 2008

"Once You Have a Love Like That You'll Always Be Around": An Interview With Pete Rock

With the release of his new album N.Y.'s Finest, the legendary hip-hop producer looks back and forward at the same time: remembering both his hardships and victories while looking forward to hip-hop's new age.


Wednesday, June 25 2008

Finding Common Ground

Caetano Veloso’s 1973 album Araçá Azul is as defiantly unconventional and challenging as Godard’s pioneering New Wave classic Breathless (1960), altering the possibilities and expectations of his chosen medium.


Reviews

Sunday, October 11 2009

The Entrance Band: The Entrance Band

Guy Blakeslee can reach into kitschy territory, but with this massive power trio, there is potential for success without compromising artistic integrity.


Sunday, August 23 2009

Terry Callier: Hidden Conversations

With his latest recording, Callier decided to wholeheartedly embrace his younger generation of supporters and put a good deal of creative forces in their hands.


Tuesday, July 28 2009

Rodriguez: Coming from Reality

Rodriguez’s songwriting is still on point, full of life and vigor in the way he expresses our everyday experiences and emotions.


Monday, June 15 2009

Nana April Jun: Ontology of Noise

Ontology of Noise explores manipulation of digital sources that create single-layered dark, static landscapes that have more in common with everyday sounds and atmospheres, than processed noises.


Tuesday, April 14 2009

Mammifer: Hirror Ennifer

Hydra Head's Mammifer gets lost in a static world of drones and ambiance.


Blogs

Sunday, October 18 2009

Os Mutantes: 8 October 2009 - Webster Hall, New York City

Words and Pictures by John Bohannon


Thursday, August 13 2009

Jesu - Opiate Sun (new album / MP3)


Saturday, July 4 2009

The Tallest Man on Earth + John Vanderslice: 23 June 2009 - Exit In, Nashville

It doesn’t help that half the audience left after the opener, one of the songwriting world’s most secret weapons, the Tallest Man on Earth.


Monday, June 15 2009

Bonnaroo Day 3 (Sunday, 14 June 2009)

Words and Pictures by John Bohannon


Bonnaroo Day 2 (Saturday, 13 June 2009) (Notes from the Road) [14.Jun.09]
Bonnaroo Day 1 (Friday, 12 June 2009) (Notes from the Road) [13.Jun.09]
Moutheater - "Guts" (MP3) (Mixed Media) [29.Apr.09]
New Faces of Brazil: Márcio Local (Sound Affects) [4.Mar.09]
Radio Moscow: "Broke Down" (MP3) (Mixed Media) [2.Mar.09]
Lukestar - "White Shade" (Sound Affects) [11.Nov.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Monotonix (Notes from the Road) [28.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: High Places (Notes from the Road) [28.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Pontiak (Notes from the Road) [28.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: Royal Bangs (Notes from the Road) [28.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Growing (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Psychic Ills (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Sian Alice Group (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Mike Bones (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Noisettes (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: U-God (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Tombs (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Bison B.C. (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Johnny Foreigner (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Passion Pit (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Tanlines (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Marnie Stern (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Tobacco (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Faunts (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Shugo Tokumaru (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Parts and Labor (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Flying (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Boo and Boo Too (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
Vancougar's "Obvious" (Sound Affects) [11.Oct.08]
The Replacements: Old Grey Whistle Test (Sound Affects) [14.Aug.08]
The Soul of Brazil: Tim Maia (Sound Affects) [27.Jul.08]
Bonnaroo 2008 - Sunday, 15 June (Notes from the Road) [16.Jun.08]
Bonnaroo 2008 - Saturday, 14 June (Notes from the Road) [15.Jun.08]
Bonnaroo 2008 - Friday, 13 June (Notes from the Road) [14.Jun.08]
Style and Class: 8Ball and MJG (Sound Affects) [10.Jun.08]
Is Free Jazz really still free? (Sound Affects) [3.Jun.08]
David Berman's Ode to Louisville (Sound Affects) [12.May.08]
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