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Tuesday, June 24 2014

(The Limits of) Football, Samba, and Commonality

The 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song highlights one of the worst trends in a global society: culture boiled down to a sort of triumphant universal human-ness.


Sunday, October 23 2011

Bio Ritmo: La Verdad

La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.


Sunday, August 21 2011

Michael Franks: Time Together

The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.


Tuesday, April 12 2011

Panda Bear: Tomboy

One-fourth of the Animal Collective follows up his miraculous Person Pitch with a collection of mood pieces that suppresses his effusions into a consistent shade of gray.


Thursday, February 17 2011

El Guincho - “Bombay” (video)


Friday, November 5 2010

Moogfest: 29 October 2010 - Asheville, NC

25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.


Sunday, October 24 2010

El Guincho: Pop Negro

Pop Negro is one of the best and most fun pop albums of the year, and will likely leave many listeners making mental notes to pack it on the way to the beach next year.


Thursday, September 30 2010

Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero

There are numerous moments within these samba-influenced songs that mark points of departure from the norm and signal an artist capable of making her own mark on the international stage.


Thursday, September 16 2010

Hopscotch Music Festival: 9-11 September 2010 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Well curated, organized and executed, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival announced the arrival of a new stop on the summer festival circuit.


Stream of New El Guincho Album (Mixed Media) [14.Sep.10]
El Guincho - Piratas de Sudamerica (Mixed Media) [22.Jul.10]
Caetano Veloso: 8.April.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [9.Apr.10]
Pantha Du Prince: Black Noise (Reviews) [3.Mar.10]
Animal Collective: Campfire Songs (Reviews) [10.Jan.10]
Sonantes: Sonantes (Reviews) [22.Jun.08]
Animal Collective: Water Curses (Capsule Reviews) [22.May.08]
Panda Bear (Reviews) [13.Jul.07]
Panda Bear: Person Pitch (Reviews) [25.Mar.07]
Panda Bear: Young Prayer (Reviews) [7.Oct.04]
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