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Wednesday, May 11 2011

Boundless: An Interview with Bruce Cockburn

One of the most prolific singer-songwriters to emerge from the 1960s, Bruce Cockburn is also the most eclectic, very likely the most honest, and certainly the most overlooked. Upon the release of his 31st studio album, Small Source of Comfort, I had the opportunity to talk with him about his new record, his career, and even Justin Bieber.


Wednesday, May 19 2010

New New Wave with Class Actress

Inspiring comparisons to Madonna, New Order and Depeche Mode, Class Actress is ready for their close-up.


Thursday, April 15 2010

The Colossus Returns: An Interview with RJD2

Best known by his performance name, RJD2, Ramble John has mastered the art of a perfect snare hit, blaring horn hook and soulful vocal all from the comfort of his sampler and Technics.


Thursday, August 27 2009

Robert Glasper Loves the Groove

On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.


Sunday, July 5 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

What I distinctly remember was the incredible sense of awe I felt when Michael took the stage. I was totally captivated. He struck such a defiant opening pose, I was intimidated by the man.


Reviews

Sunday, July 26 2009

Wilco + Yo La Tengo: 13 July 2009 - Brooklyn, NY

Returning to their grittier guitar-driven rock they pushed the limits of the audiences’ own acoustic comfort.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Company of Thieves: Ordinary Riches

If Company of Thieves could convince its vocalist, Genevieve Schatz, to sing with a leading voice and focused its melodies, it might become the dazzling band heard six months ago at CMJ.


Monday, March 23 2009

Abdullah Ibrahim: Senzo

An hour of solitary and ethereal playing in a single take recalls Thelonious Monk’s solo masterpiece, Thelonious Alone in San Francisco.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Music of Thelonious Monk - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Marcus Roberts

Though jazz is equally, if not more, fundamental to the American psyche as baseball, we, unfortunately, don’t pay our dues as devoutly as to those on the diamond.


Monday, December 15 2008

Common: Universal Mind Control

Pharrell and his Neptunes exert a svengali-like control over the record, helping Common release his most contrived and banal album to date.


Blogs

Thursday, June 28 2012

Governor's Ball Music Festival: 24 June 2012 - New York

Day 2 at Governor's Ball NYC presented a maturing festival--in both its lineup and execution. And that was a good thing.


Thursday, March 8 2012

Robert Glasper Experiment: 29 February 2012 - New York

The Robert Glasper Experiment yielded to overwhelming demand by adding this second album release show.


Monday, March 5 2012

Lyle Lovett: 28 February 2012 - New York

Lyle Lovett was in classic form Tuesday night in New York, showing off his stylistic dexterity.


Friday, October 21 2011

Ali Jackson Trio with John Faddis: 18 October 2011 - New York

The Ali Jackson Trio celebrates Dizzy Gillespie's birthday this week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the help of some special guests.


Monday, October 10 2011

Ava Luna: 29 Sept. 2011 - New York

When blessed with an attentive sound-man who can balance their contrasting sounds, Ava Luna is an especially strong group—one that finally seems to be getting the attention it deserves.


Wilco + Nick Lowe: 22 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [30.Sep.11]
Miguel Zenón: 15 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [28.Sep.11]
Manu Chao: 5 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [19.Sep.11]
Jessica 6: 26 July 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [5.Aug.11]
Del McCoury Band: 16 July 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [21.Jul.11]
Hugh Masekela: 26 June 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [13.Jul.11]
Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Talib Kweli: 21 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [30.Jun.11]
Cut Copy: 2 April 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Apr.11]
Tennis + La Sera: 2 March 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [3.Mar.11]
Mason Jennings: 13 February 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [17.Feb.11]
Keren Ann: 8.Dec.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [14.Dec.10]
Ava Luna + Web Dating: 11.Nov.2010 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [15.Nov.10]
Marty Stuart: 30 August 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [1.Sep.10]
The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [28.Jul.10]
Dave Rawlings Machine: 2 June 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [3.Jun.10]
Patrick Watson + Doveman: 6.May.2010 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [10.May.10]
Caetano Veloso: 8.April.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [9.Apr.10]
The Bad Plus: 7.April.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [8.Apr.10]
The xx + jj + Nosaj Thing: 31.Mar.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [1.Apr.10]
Las Rubias del Norte: 12.Mar.10 - New York (Notes from the Road) [16.Mar.10]
Todd Snider: 4.Mar.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [4.Mar.10]
Joshua Bell: 24.Feb.2010 - New York City (Notes from the Road) [27.Feb.10]
Oh No Ono + ArpLine: 27.Jan.2010 - NYC (Notes from the Road) [27.Jan.10]
The Swell Season + Josh Ritter: 19.Jan.2010 - NYC (Notes from the Road) [19.Jan.10]
Beth Orton + Sam Amidon: 17.Jan.2010 - NYC (Notes from the Road) [18.Jan.10]
Elvis Perkins in Dearland: 4.Dec.09 - New York (Notes from the Road) [8.Dec.09]
Phish: 2.Dec.09 - Madison Square Garden, New York (Notes from the Road) [3.Dec.09]
Bebel Gilberto: 29 Sept. 2009 - The Box, New York (Notes from the Road) [29.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper: 30 August 2009 - New York (Notes from the Road) [31.Aug.09]
The Juan Maclean: 8 August 2009 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [20.Aug.09]
Miike Snow: 22 June 2009 - Mercury Lounge, New York (Notes from the Road) [22.Jun.09]
Ahmad Jamal: 23 May 2009 - Blue Note, New York City (Notes from the Road) [25.May.09]
The Roots: 13 May 2009 - Highline Ballroom (Notes from the Road) [18.May.09]
Ida: 28 February 2009 - New York, Joe's Pub (Notes from the Road) [6.Mar.09]
MGMT - 30 October 2008: New York, Webster Hall (Notes from the Road) [2.Nov.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 5: They Might be Giants (Notes from the Road) [27.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Longwave (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: White Lies (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 4: Violens (Notes from the Road) [26.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Scouting for Girls (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Nathan Angelo (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Janelle Monae (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 3: Company of Thieves (Notes from the Road) [24.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Ebony Bones (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: The Carps (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Cory Nitta (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Colin Munroe (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 2: Nelo (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Lykke Li (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
CMJ Music Marathon 2008 Day 1: Friendly Fires (Notes from the Road) [22.Oct.08]
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