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by Tyler Gould

18 Nov 2009


Re: this song, our own Mehan Jayasuriya said it well:

“On “Quick Canal”, he lovingly builds up and tears down a cathedral of sound for Sadier to inhabit, layering a deep bass groove, tambourine hits and a wall of gently panning organs atop a steady, shuffling beat. Midway through, the song falls apart, briefly taking a detour into glitchy noise before giving way to a squall of fuzzed-out guitars. Try as Cox might to obfuscate the vocals, however, Sadier’s voice proves indefatigable.”

by Tyler Gould

18 Nov 2009


Neko caps off a good year for her and Middle Cyclone with a visit the the Risible One:

by Faye Rasmussen

18 Nov 2009


Yesterday, Katy Perry’s new MTV Unplugged CD/DVD combo was released. Check out videos for all seven songs:

1. “I Kissed a Girl
2. “Ur So Gay
3. “Hackensack
4. “Thinking of You
5. “Lost
6. “Waking Up in Vegas
7. “Brick By Brick

by Tyler Gould

17 Nov 2009


San Francisco’s Girls are blogosphere darlings at this point, clogging the intertubes with video after video of the same old songs, feeding our insatiable appetite for a slurry of content. “Laura” sounds the same as ever: soupy, jangly, delicious. Stay tuned for footage of Girls playing “Laura” in a basement, “Laura” on The Gong Show, “Laura” on the moons of Jupiter…

by Sarah Zupko

17 Nov 2009


10 years ago this week: Leading Tex-Mex music figure Doug Sahm passed away at the young age of 58. In the ‘60s he founded the cult favorite the Sir Douglas Quintet and later in his career he teamed with Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, and Flaco Jimenez for the Mexican-infused country of the Texas Tornados.

Doug Sahm on Austin City Limits

The Sir Douglas Quintet

The Texas Tornados

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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