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Sachyn Mital
Contributing Editor

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 while you’re at it.


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.

Monday, April 29 2013

Armin van Buuren (Interview): 30 March 2013 - New York

Armin van Buuren sat down for an interview before his sold-out New York City "'A State of Trance 600" show, where compatriots Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz would be debuting their project New World Punx, to discuss Intense.

Tuesday, December 11 2012

"It's Always Five O'clock Somewhere": An Interview with Savoir Adore

In a candid interview, Savoir Adore dishes on how they make their dreamy music, going the crowd-funded route, and their guilty tv passions.


Tuesday, July 15 2014

Clearwater Festival 2014: 22 June 2014 - Day 2 Recap + Photos

The spirit of Pete and Toshi Seeger permeated Clearwater Festival as this was the first year without the environmentally conscious folk musician and the filmmaker.

Monday, July 7 2014

Beck + GOASTT: 1 July 2014 - Summerstage, New York (Photos)

Beck really knocked it out of the park with his show at Summerstage.

Thursday, June 12 2014

Governors Ball Music Festival 2014: Recap + Photos from Randall's Island

Perfect weather and fantastic music lent Governors Ball 2014 the sensation of escaping from New York, even though the island itself sits snug atop the East River.

Monday, May 19 2014

Bruce Springsteen: 17 May 2014 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Photos)

Following a string of shows in Australia and New Zealand, Springsteen returned to the States for a run of shows ending with two sold-out nights at Mohegan Sun.

Friday, May 16 2014

M.I.A. + Solange at Vulture Fest: 10 May 2014 - New York (Photos)

The first-ever Vulture Festival featured book talks, art walks, film screenings and a musical performance from Solange and M.I.A.

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


Friday, July 18 2014

Little Daylight's 'Hello Memory' Release Show: Mercury Lounge, NYC (Photos)

Little Daylight have the enthusiasm of Chvrches and the infectiousness of Charli XCX which turns one listen of their debut into several repeats.

Tuesday, July 15 2014

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory: 8 July 2014 - Summerstage, NYC (Photos)

Andrew Bird's newest album Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of... features covers of the Handsome Family that were brought to life at Summerstage.

Monday, July 14 2014

Justin Timberlake: 10 July 2014 - New York (Photos)

Timberlake performed an exclusive show for 2,200 people in the middle of his Summer arena tour run.

Thursday, July 10 2014

The Gloaming: 20 June 2014 - WNYC New Sounds Recap with Video + Photos

The musicians of the Gloaming are awash with independent projects so a rare performance by this Irish supergroup is a decided must-see. Watch one here.

Wednesday, July 9 2014

Ásgeir: 19 June 2014 - New York (Photos)

Icelandic phenom Ásgeir has just released a new video for "King and Cross" and recently performed at a sold out show in New York.

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) [12.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) [11.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) [24.Aug.10]
Andrew Bird: 5 August 2010 - Guggenheim, NYC (Notes from the Road) [18.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) [7.Jul.10]
A.R. Rahman: 11 June 2010 – New York (Notes from the Road) [29.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) [27.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]


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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