Wednesday, December 28 2011
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
Tuesday, December 20 2011
A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.
Monday, October 8 2012
A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.
Monday, April 18 2011
Lo-fi folk, avant-jazz instrumentation, dubby funk beats, Afropop shimmy, soulful R&B vocals, hip-hop attitude, riot grrrl politicking -- they're all present and accounted for in tUnE-yArDs' music-without-borders aesthetic.
Wednesday, August 19 2009
Where the vast majority of lo-fi acts remain comfortable to wade in the audio murk as if it were just one more tool at its disposal, Merrill Garbus claws violently against it.
Monday, June 25 2012
Merrill Garbus is an extremely powerful performer.
Friday, August 5 2011
Just a couple weeks after their acclaimed performance at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs made their national television debut (Monday, August 1) on Late Night
Friday, April 16 2010
Upstaging Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart is no mean feat but Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus made even that look easy.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
The inauspicious beginning of "Real Live Flesh", from Merrill Garbus' BiRd-BrAiNs is timid and thin, but makes perfect sense on a second listen, if only
Thursday, May 12 2011
CHICAGO — In concert, Merrill Garbus slams out chords on a ukulele, hammers on a drum, turns her voice into a choir by recording it and