Mixed Media

June 2012

Daydream Vacation - “Feeling That I’m Floating” (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Daydream Vacation is an appropriate enough name for a band that conjures up a dizzying electro-pop trip.


‘Girl Model’ Opens Northside Film Festival, Beginning 18 June

The Northside Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, beginning on 18 June, features fiction films, music, and art -- as well as a number of terrific documentaries.


SPONSOR: Far East Movement Bridges Hip-Hop and Pop with ‘Dirty Bass’

POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Far East Movement made their mark on the downtown LA dance scene with a sound they label as “dirty bass”, which takes elements


Human Rights Watch Film Festival NY 2012: Inspiring Doc ‘Salaam Dunk’ 6/18

David Fine's inspiring documentary keeps focused on the season's effects on the first women's basketball team at the American University in Iraq.


Sigur Rós - “Fjögur Píanó” (video)

Valtari Mystery Film Experiment: Film #3


The Sun Parade - “Need You By My Side” (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Sporting glorious harmonies and a sunny sheen (as their name suggests), the Sun Parade's songs display a high degree of pop sophistication.


‘Low & Clear’ Screens at the Doc Yard 18 June

The fishermen persist in their private mythologies and keep up their essential contests, but still they remain close -- amid the most strikingly expansive landscapes you might imagine.


Celebrating Paul McCartney’s 70th Birthday With His Most Influential Songs

Taking a look at the Paul McCartney songs that have changed music history.


Seven of Paul McCartney’s Most Underrated Songs

In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.


Metallica Aids in Effort to Find Killer

Metallica has been the source of ongoing contention for well over the past decade.  For the moment, it’s probably a good idea to


May 2012

April 2012

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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