Notes from the Road

November 2015

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

BOOTS ‘AQUARIA’ Release Show Photos + “C.U.R.E.” Late Show Performance

The artist BOOTS made his name producing tracks for Beyoncé and others. Now he's pushing his career forward and releasing a dark, industrial solo album AQUARIA.

Christine and the Queens Ferociously Stake Their Territory in New York (Photos)

Fierce female Héloïse Letissier, mastermind of Christine and the Queens, headlined Webster Hall following two nights opening for Marina and the Diamonds.

Anderson East Keeps the Fire Burning: Webster Hall Photos + Winter Tour Dates

Anderson East finished a run opening for the Lone Bellow in typical fiery fashion before announcing a headlining tour for 2016 the next day.

John Mark Nelson’s NYC Debut with ‘I’m Not Afraid’ (Audio Stream + Photos)

John Mark Nelson is a promising young singer-songwriter from Minnesota and a listen to his new album I'm Not Afraid should add you to his growing pile of fans.

Blur + Courtney Barnett Played MSG (Photos) + Blur’s ‘New World Towers’ Documentary Coming Soon

Blur's bi-coastal arena shows beckoned fans far and wide as the band performed songs from The Magic Whip and lots of other hits and rarities. Their documentary New World Towers is part of the DOC NYC festival this Sunday.

Chris Cornell Distills His Legacy on Solo ‘Higher Truth’ Tour (Photos)

Chris Cornell has an illustrious career in rock and his solo tour distills the power of his work, with bands like Soundgarden and Audioslave and solo, to two elements, his voice and his guitar.

Disclosure Bring Massive Beats and Lights to the Garden (Photos)

Disclosure's massive sound and awesome lights made for quite a show at Madison Square Garden.

Battles Prove a Force to Be Reckoned With (Photos)

Battles are not for the faint of heart. The three-piece band allowed us to photograph their sound check and the final show of their US tour.

Josh Ritter Gets Down at Rough Trade in New York (Photos)

Josh Ritter always has the biggest smiles when performing but his new album Sermon on the Rocks has him jumping for joy.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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