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Sachyn Mital can be reached at mital () popmatters dot com. He is based in New York where he serves as a Contributing Editor and an events photographer for PopMatters. If you prefer to communicate in 140 characters or less, you can try @sachynsuch. Visit his site sachynmital.com while you’re at it.


Features

Monday, November 3 2014

'A Bigger Sonic Palette' for a Weird Party: An Interview with Jukebox the Ghost

Jukebox the Ghost talk about their most collaborative album to date, how Rolling Stone begged to hang out in the studio with them, and their lack of knowledge about classic ghosts.


Sunday, October 12 2014

"It's Just About the Document": An Interview with Danny Clinch

He's an iconic photographer for rock stars such as the Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen. Here, he talks about his first book and the stories behind some of his most memorable images.


Monday, December 9 2013

"Something to Do with Gravitational Fields": An Interview with Rhys Darby

Rhys Darby has a small legacy of his own, ranging from his roles in Flight of the Conchords to How I Met Your Mother to his outrageously theatrical standup, as well.


Sunday, September 29 2013

Going Wrong: An Interview with Moby

He's memorized the worst live review he ever received. He's still outspoken politically. Moby's Innocents is a change of pace for the techno maestro.


Monday, June 24 2013

A Place That's Believable: An Interview with Stone Gossard

Pearl Jam. Temple of the Dog. Mother Love Bone. Stone Gossard's career is nothing short of iconic. With the release of his first solo album in 12 years, the man himself speaks to PopMatters about creating with his daughter, adjusting to social media, and the chances of a Temple of the Dog reunion.


Reviews

Monday, November 17 2014

Hozier + James Bay: New York - 6 November 2014 (Photos)

Hozier's back to back, sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, proved to the audience that the Irish singer-songwriter's recent buzz, post-SNL, is well deserved.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

Fleetwood Mac: 1 November 2014 - Hartford, CT

After 16 long years, the Fleetwood Mac lineup is complete with Christine McVie and touring again. The legendary band's show in Hartford proved the reunion to be a happy one.


Monday, November 10 2014

CBGB Music Festival: New York - 12 October 2014 (Photos)

Perry Farrell's antics during the Jane's Addiction CBGB Festival set were probably more wild than one would expect in tourist friendly Times Square.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

Pearl Jam: 3 October 2014 - St. Louis (Photos)

Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Monterey Jazz Festival: 19 September 2014 (Photos)

The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival shone bright as a beacon for a long-standing organization with a mission for musical outreach and jazz education.


Plug: Back on Time [23.Apr.12]
Novalima: Karimba [15.Apr.12]
Zero 7: Record [18.Jul.10]

Blogs

Friday, November 7 2014

New York City's Village Halloween Parade 2014 Photos

Cute and cuddly or grim and gorey, all can revel at the Halloween Parade.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

CMJ 2014: First Aid Kit + Samantha Crain (Photos)

First Aid Kit put out their beautiful and bittersweet Stay Gold this year and it's helped them draw bigger audiences including their even bigger and more golden CMJ show at the start of their Fall tour.


Friday, October 24 2014

Buster Poindexter's Cafe Carlyle Residency: 22 October 2014, New York (Photos)

Is Buster Poindexter an alter-ego or has the persona fully subsumed David Johansen? Either way, the lounge lizard leads an awesome evening of cabaret.


Friday, October 24 2014

CMJ 2014 Night 1: Kiwis, Little Daylight & More at Webster Hall + Jukebox the Ghost Party (Photos)

CMJ Night 1 photos including Chelsea Jade and Doprah from the New Zealand Showcase, Jukebox the Ghost, Stone Cold Fox, Tiny Victories and Little Daylight.


Tuesday, October 21 2014

Cosplayers of New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC Photos)

Marvel superheroes, DC supervillians, video game characters and cosplayers (including Jessica Nigri) of all sorts make New York Comic Con a blast to attend.


Danny Brown: 2 October 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [7.Oct.14]
Bahamas: 17 September 2014 - LPR, New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [25.Sep.14]
Spoon + !!!: 10 September 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [18.Sep.14]
Newport Folk Festival 2014: Day 1 & 2 Photos (Notes from the Road) [1.Sep.14]
The Strypes + The Skins: Brooklyn - 23 August 2014 (Notes from the Road) [28.Aug.14]
The Roots: New York - 7 August 2014 (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [25.Aug.14]
New York's 2014 India Day Parade in Photos (Notes from the Road) [21.Aug.14]
'Frank': Ambition Collides With Mental Illness (Short Ends and Leader) [21.Aug.14]
Justin Timberlake: 10 July 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [14.Jul.14]
Ásgeir: 19 June 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [9.Jul.14]
Ben Watt: 11 June 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [26.Jun.14]
Fanfarlo: 22 April 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [2.May.14]
Tribeca Film Festival: 'The Canal' (Notes from the Road) [21.Apr.14]
Tribeca Film Festival: 'Lucky Them' (Notes from the Road) [18.Apr.14]
Cut Copy: 21 March 2014 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [1.Apr.14]
'The Lunchbox' Is an Enticing Debut (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Mar.14]
Spirit of the Sahara: An Interview with Tinariwen (Notes from the Road) [27.Feb.14]
John Grant: Rough Trade NYC In-Store Performance (Notes from the Road) [9.Dec.13]
'Her' - 51st New York Film Festival (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.13]
New York Comic Con 2013: A Brief Recap and Photos (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.13]
Phoenix: 2 October 2013 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [14.Oct.13]
CMJ Music Marathon 2013 Expands Line-Up (Mixed Media) [30.Sep.13]
New York Fashion Week: Boy Meets Girl Runway Show (Notes from the Road) [20.Sep.13]
Little Green Cars: 6 August 2013 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Aug.13]
John Grant: 1 July 2013 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [15.Jul.13]
Valleys - "Hounds" (Stream) (Mixed Media) [15.Jul.13]
Mates of State: 15 June 2013 - Hamden, CT (Notes from the Road) [19.Jun.13]
Matthew E. White: 13 May 2013 - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [22.May.13]
Laura Mvula: 22 April 2013 - New York (Notes from the Road) [24.Apr.13]
Green Day: 6 April 2013 - Uncasville, CT (Notes from the Road) [11.Apr.13]
Alice Smith: 5 February 2013 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Feb.13]
The Lumineers: 2 February 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [11.Feb.13]
Red Baraat: 14 December 2012 - Brooklyn, NY (Notes from the Road) [21.Dec.12]
RNDM: 8 November 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York (Notes from the Road) [5.Dec.12]
Soundgarden: Live on Letterman (Online Stream) (Notes from the Road) [26.Nov.12]
White Light Festival: Akram Khan's 'Vertical Road' (Notes from the Road) [26.Nov.12]
Saint Etienne: 26 October 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [2.Nov.12]
CMJ 2012 Night 5: Wrapping It Up with Black Taxi (Notes from the Road) [23.Oct.12]
NYFF: Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone in Love' (Notes from the Road) [12.Oct.12]
Social Good Summit 2012: New York (Notes from the Road) [9.Oct.12]
Brooklyn Pour: 6 October 2012 (Preview) (Notes from the Road) [4.Oct.12]
Bob Mould: 7 September 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [14.Sep.12]
A Day Out at the Electric Zoo Festival 2012 (Notes from the Road) [11.Sep.12]
Afropunk Festival: 25 - 26 August 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [29.Aug.12]
Ultraísta - "Bad Insect" (stream) (Mixed Media) [26.Aug.12]
Sigur Rós: 29 July 2012 - Philadelphia (Notes from the Road) [7.Aug.12]
2012 New York Columbian Day Parade in Photos (Notes from the Road) [31.Jul.12]
Jukebox the Ghost: 15 June 2012 - Danbury, CT (Notes from the Road) [22.Jun.12]
Brad: 23 May 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Jun.12]
Radiohead: 1 June 2012 - Newark, NJ (Notes from the Road) [11.Jun.12]
Road Testing Sony's Bloggie Sport Camera (Review) (Notes from the Road) [24.May.12]
Electric Guest: 2 May 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [15.May.12]
Occupy May Day Protest - New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) [2.May.12]
The Lumineers: 19 April 2012 – Fairfield, CT (Notes from the Road) [27.Apr.12]
Of Monsters and Men: 5 April 2012 - Brooklyn, NY (Notes from the Road) [13.Apr.12]
El Ten Eleven: 22 March 2012 - Hoboken, NJ (Notes from the Road) [3.Apr.12]
Justice: 16 March 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [26.Mar.12]
Galactic: 25 February 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [7.Mar.12]
Rumer: 9 February 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [15.Feb.12]
Bhi Bhiman: 9 January 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [13.Jan.12]
Spring Heeled Jack USA and the CT Ska Revival (Notes from the Road) [15.Dec.11]
Portishead: 4 October 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [11.Nov.11]
CMJ 2011 Day 1: Street Chant + Cairo Knife Fight (Notes from the Road) [19.Oct.11]
New York Film Festival - 'A Separation' (Notes from the Road) [12.Oct.11]
#OccupyWallStreet: 30 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [3.Oct.11]
Zee Avi & Mike Doughty: 25 August 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [29.Aug.11]
Tribeca Film Festival 2011: The Miners' Hymns (Notes from the Road) [25.Apr.11]
Tres Mts: 26 March 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [10.Apr.11]
Ólafur Arnalds: 25 January 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [3.Feb.11]
Pop-Tarts World: 10 August 2010 – NYC (Notes from the Road) [23.Aug.10]
Andrew Bird: 5 August 2010 - Guggenheim, NYC (Notes from the Road) [17.Aug.10]
Delorean: 7 July 2010 - Stuy Town Oval, New York (Notes from the Road) [13.Jul.10]
Moby - Old School Rave Mix (at XLR8R) (Mixed Media) [6.Jul.10]
A.R. Rahman: 11 June 2010 – New York (Notes from the Road) [28.Jun.10]
Erykah Badu: 8.June 2010 - Upper Darby, PA (Notes from the Road) [11.Jun.10]
DJ Shadow Radio (Mixed Media) [30.Apr.10]
Tribeca Film Festival 2010: The Infidel (Notes from the Road) [29.Apr.10]
Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Road, Movie (Notes from the Road) [26.Apr.10]
Matt & Kim: 7.April.2010 - University of Delaware (Notes from the Road) [9.Apr.10]
Seabear: 24.Mar.2010 - Philadelphia (Notes from the Road) [30.Mar.10]
"So You Think You Can Pong": 13.Jan.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [26.Jan.10]
Fanfarlo: 10.Dec.2009 - Philadelphia (Notes from the Road) [13.Dec.09]
Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) - Teaser Website (Mixed Media) [4.Dec.09]
DJ Shadow Handmade CDs and Vinyl (Consuming Consumables) [1.Dec.09]
National Portrait Gallery Gifts (Consuming Consumables) [24.Nov.09]
Jóhann Jóhannsson and ACME: 25 June 2009 (Notes from the Road) [12.Jul.09]
Fatboy Slim: 24 June 2009 - Terminal 5, New York (Notes from the Road) [30.Jun.09]
Doves: 4 June 2009 - Terminal 5, New York (Notes from the Road) [9.Jun.09]
Curumin: 30 January 2009 – New York (Notes from the Road) [5.Feb.09]
Jukebox the Ghost: 16 January 2009 – Stamford, CT (Notes from the Road) [20.Jan.09]

News

Wednesday, July 9 2014

Global Citzen Brings Attention to Extreme Poverty with Festival in September

Learn about social causes and take political action online to earn a chance to attend the Global Citizen Festival with Jay-Z, Tiësto and more.


Wednesday, April 30 2014

'Choice Streets': Chow Down Outside the Intrepid

Over 20 food trucks will have a scenic spot next to the Intrepid on Pier 86 for the 3rd Annual 'Choice Streets' tasting event on May 7th.


Tuesday, April 8 2014

Governors Ball Returns to New York City in June

New York City's major rock-music fest, Governors Ball, has got Outkast's only regional festival appearance as well as a reunion of The Strokes.


Thursday, February 6 2014

'Choice Eats' Expands Restaurant Lineup + Adds DIIV (DJ Set)

Don't dally any longer. The seventh annual 'Choice Eats' is nearly sold out for 2014.


Monday, February 3 2014

Primavera Sound 2014 Announces Huge Lineup for Barcelona

Primavera Sound 2014 will bring huge acts to Barcelona this May including Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails and The National as well as the reunion of Slowdive.


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