Notes from the Road

May 2015

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.


Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.


FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with ‘Congregata’ (Photos)

A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.


Discovering Secret Weapons: Music Preview + Rough Trade Photos

Brooklyn-based Secret Weapons' headlining show at Rough Trade was an opportunity to catch the new band's fun, danceable grooves.


Faith No More Lands Concussive Blows on Audiences - New York (Photos)

Eighteen years after their last album, Faith No More's Sol Invictus is on the verge of release, so the band is rewarding patient fans by punching them in the gut at shows throughout US and Europe.


Manic Street Preachers: 23 April 2015 - New York (Photos)

The Manics' 1994 masterpiece, The Holy Bible, rides again.


Cannes 2015: Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’ Could Have Been Better

Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian love story is a sumptuous visual treat, but the novel's emotional content has been softened and simplified.


Cannes 2015: Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ Is More of the Same

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival finds Woody Allen mining the same tropes of crimes and misdemeanors that he does with each film.


José González + Ólöf Arnalds - 10 April 2015, New York

The delicate guitar playing from both José González and show opener Ólöf Arnalds filled Webster Hall with warmth and emotion.


Cannes 2015: ‘An’ and ‘One Floor Below’ (Un Etaj Mai Jos)

Amid the hype and the hustle, Cannes 2015 yields two small scale but accomplished new features from Naomi Kawase and Radu Muntean.


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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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