Maria Schurr

Maria Schurr is a number of things, among them devoted music lover, library person, sometimes writer and musician. Maria resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she enjoys dog-watching and sitting in bars and commenting on whatever music is playing. She plays synths in the dark post-punk band Veda Rays, whose music can be found here:

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The Eye Pointed In: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface | 14 Jun 2016 // 2:17 AM

Man of many hats Spencer Krug discusses new Moonface release My Best Human Face, future collaborations, and avoiding "just icing" lyrics.

Talking "Method" Recording and Youthful Delusions with the Manic Street Preachers | 14 Apr 2015 // 9:09 PM

For the first time in the band's history, Manic Street Preachers will bring the politically charged post-punk of their 1994 LP The Holy Bible in its entirety to American audiences.


Peter Silberman: Impermanence | 24 Mar 2017 // 4:25 AM

Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman releases the solo LP Impermanence which works wonderfully as a peaceful protest among louder glitchier new releases.

Parlor Walls: Opposites | 7 Mar 2017 // 3:26 AM

Parlor Walls may have missed fertile earlier periods of New York avant rock, but Opposites is powerful enough to motivate an agitated faction during a crucial moment in history.


Waywords and Meansigns - Recreating Finnegans Wake (premiere) | 5 May 2017 // 6:45 AM

Mercury Rev, Schneider ™, and more pay tribute to James Joyce by setting Finnegans Wake to music.

Mark Fernyhough Premieres New Song "Steal My Love" and Chats About His Music | 28 Apr 2017 // 6:10 AM

British-born, Berlin-based artist Mark Fernyhough shares his anthemic new single “Steal My Love” and talks with PopMatters about his creative work.


All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 (Preview) | 23 Aug 2012 // 7:00 AM

The second annual festival -- curated this year by Afghan Whig's Greg Dulli -- promises to be a diverse and epic event. It takes place in New York City from the 21st to the 23rd of September.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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