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Friday, February 16th, 2018

On his new record Closer to Stranger, Portland guitarist and singer Ilyas Ahmed picks up the threads that run through his numerous solo records and collaborations with Liz Harris of Grouper and Dreamboat (with Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff of Golden Retriever) and ties them into dreamy new knots. It represents Ahmed’s “one-man band” ambitions, […]

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Richard Lloyd didn’t set out to write a rock & roll memoir. While his debut book, Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll: The Memoirs of an Alchemical Guitarist, rarely skimps on musical detail, his philosophical aim stays clear. As Lloyd recounts his run-ins with Keith Moon, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, and dozens […]

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The world of music has seemed a much less colorful and interesting place in the years since John Lurie stopped recording. The former leader of NYC jazz ensemble The Lounge Lizards, film score composer and occasional collaborator with the likes of Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the 65-year-old artist had to […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Having long ago stepped out from behind the shadow of his iconoclast father, Seun Kuti has kept the fierce independence and self-determination that are a hallmark of his family name, and kept the band his father created together now more than 20 years since his passing. Kuti’s latest release, Black Times addresses a myriad of […]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Charlotte Gainsbourg is in no rush. Her latest, Rest, is only the singer and actresses’ fourth album in 20 years. Composed over a long, six-year stretch that found Gainsbourg moving to New York and processing the death of her sister, Kate Berry, who died in 2013, the album both memorializes the lost and embraces those […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

In his book The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World, Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi casts a widescreen lens on the digital landscape, in search of the answer to the question “What elements of the analog world should we hang onto as we navigate the digital?” He began […]

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

In late 1967 at a Count Basie concert at the famed Fillmore Auditorium two brothers in the groove were introduced by a stranger who quickly disappeared into the technicolor ethers forever altering the course of modern music. Mickey Hart and his new rhythm devil brethren Billy Kreutzmann left the show that night with sticks in […]