Thursday, August 1 2013
Sunshine and rain, harps and hardcore, and even a giant musical Tesla coil; Day One at Pitchfork 2013 was a gloriously uneven experience.
Wednesday, January 18 2012
PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
Harpist Carol Kleyn's 1976 record, now reissued by Drag City, is a heavy dose of intense, almost insular, joy that would sound naïve if she wasn't so convincing in her optimism.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
Let’s continue our look at the biggest events in music, one month at a time, with February 2010.
Sunday, October 17 2010
Glasser’s debut album, Ring, is filled with the kind of indie-pop pedigree that makes music PR people froth at the mouth. Fortunately, the album is hardly a collection of popular indie derivatives.
Sunday, September 12 2010
The rain proves to characterize the weekend as much as anything else, as the weekend is blighted by downpours almost without break. Luckily, no one involved was about to let that get in the way.
Wednesday, April 21 2010
For Knoxville music and arts fans, it was time to show the rest of the world that we’ve got a pretty hip little town on our hands, and the Big Ears Festival is a perfect mission statement.
Monday, April 5 2010
Ms. Newsom and her fantastic backing band gave Have One On Me the warmth and musical depth it deserves. But it was her revamped takes on older treasures that show how far she’s really come.
Thursday, March 25 2010
Performing in a venue that easily accommodated her fans' hushed reverence, Joanna Newsom led her band through a set of assuredly sophisticated folk-pop.
Tuesday, February 2 2010
The Snow White of freak-folk gets her Emily Dickinson on.