Notes from the Road

July 2011

Future Islands Kicks Off European Tour and Chats with PopMatters

Baltimore's Future Islands are embarking on their third European tour. They sat down to talk with PopMatters before their show in Dresden, Germany.


Foster the People: 20 June 2011 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York

People pumped up their kicks to dance to Foster the People but, with only a short set, the opportunity barely presented itself.


June 2011

Talib Kweli: 21 June 2011 - Brooklyn

A chilled out, inaugural summer evening in the park was led by Talib Kweli.


Thievery Corporation: 24 June 2011 - Williamsburg Waterfront

Thievery Corporation stayed true to form at their Brooklyn show, the public debut of their new album Culture of Fear.


FitzGerald’s Foot Stomping, Feel Good 31st Annual American Music Festival: July 1-3

Every year FitzGerald's puts on one of the finest festivals of American roots music in the country and the latest kicks off this Friday just outside Chicago.


Swervedriver: 19 June 2011 - Echoplex, Los Angeles

Swervedriver deliver a sonically nutritious show at LA's Echoplex.


Medeski Martin & Wood @ Blue Note Jazz Festival: 11 June 2011 - New York

The outer orbits of jazz were well represented, and received, Saturday in Central Park as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.


The Dodos: 9 June 2011 - New York

New songs rolled out with self-assurance for the benefit of a dedicated audience.


Racing Towards God: Asif Kapadia’s Documentary Senna Screens at IFC in NYC

Riveting and emotional, the film Senna tracks his life on and off the race course.


Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: 2 June 2011 - New York

Ariel Pink's fuzzy casual performance was held together by Haunted Graffiti's supremely tight rhythm section.


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'Blind Woman's Curse' Is Full of Delirious Action With Swords and Cats

// Short Ends and Leader

"This bewildering, reckless, and captivating Japanese monstrosity is a colorful, widescreen explosion of cross-genre craziness.

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