Wednesday, April 17 2013
Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.
Thursday, October 27 2011
An eclectic and oddly put-together mixtape from an eclectic region, Golden Beirut is a very good cross-section of certain musical trends that are occurring in contemporary Lebanon.
Thursday, April 21 2011
Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.
Friday, March 18 2011
This compilation is a vibrant celebration of rebellious sound displaying the glut of funky, resonant music coming out of Indonesia during the fertile and tense '70s.
Friday, March 11 2011
The fourth volume of Tompkins Square's excellent Imaginational Anthems series shines the light on some of the brighest folk guitarists in the UK and US.
Tuesday, January 4 2011
The music belongs to the technology of the time. It is filled with funky, bass-heavy synthesizer sounds, electronic drum beats, and scratchy rhythm guitar lines. Like the fashions of the period, there’s a flashy cheesiness to it.
Friday, October 29 2010
Be forewarned: This is old-timey music remastered from scratchy recordings. Its historic value outweighs audio fidelity. But that doesn’t mean the performers lack talent as players, singers, and songwriters.
Friday, August 13 2010
Rydell took what was once dangerous music and turned it into something campy and catchy.
Monday, July 26 2010
Framed by Putumayo, the Rainbow Nation sounds unified. South Africa presents, not so much a country, as a massive group hug.
Thursday, July 1 2010
When was the last time you seen a tribute that moved a celebrity to tears?