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Film Review: Microbe and Gasoline (Dir. Michel Gondry)

In Michel Gondry’s latest effort, we find the director completely distancing himself from the ever-increasing ridiculousness of his visual gimmickry. What worked so well for him in his breakout success Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind back in 2004 had become well-worn and too precious to take seriously by the time 2013’s Mood Indigo hit theaters.

Mix: Guest Mix: Tendencies - ????

In 14 minutes, I gotta trudge through Friday New York City rush hour going to Atlantic City. My best pal is my boss now and he's going with me... and won't let us leave EARLY to beat the rush hour. "That's unrealistic. We have too much...Show More Summary

Chino Amobi confirms debut full-length on UNO NYC, shares track snippet

It seems like every other collaboration recently has featured Chino Amobi offering his politically-minded tunes in a manner that fiercely beckons our attention.

Listen: V/A - Mambos Levis D’Outro Mundo

Principe Discos been back How come you ain't dancing?

Listen: Brgs - “Second Dance”

A pluck here, there; the fairies tire of courtship and the forest. Yawning at the conference table, they come to an agreement: it's time to cut corners. With the aid of machines, serenades aren't as arduous. Some may say using toys takes the romance out of the whole thing, but the fairies laugh: this is the new century. Show More Summary

Listen: Anna Cook - “22/7”

Berlin-based webwork Female: Pressure runs solid outposts all over the internet, and it was from this particularly well-populated hub that Anna Cook’s “22/7” cruised into my peripherals: low-slung, high-viz, and leaving a puff of glow-in-the-dark decals in its wake. Show More Summary

ISSUE Project Room announces fall season, featuring Oren Ambarchi, Rhys Chatham, Steve Buscemi

ISSUE Project Room, the exciting Brooklyn venue hosting local and international experimental music, theater, dance, and multimedia performance, has announced its Fall season. Artists young and old are featured, often in dialogue on the same evening program or in collaboration.

Thor Harris (Swans) announces fall tour dates

Thor Harris, the bearded warrior responsible for playing wind and percussion instruments in the most recent incarnation of Swans, has announced a tour. He will be playing alongside his avant-chamber ensemble — the "Friends" — and touring with Adam Torres of Fat Possum.

Kavale - Flex

Sounds like: Drake, The Weeknd, Future Song: Kavale - Flex What's so good? After dropping the hard hitting "20/20" last week, Toronto rapper Kavale keeps the momentum flowing with new tune "Flex." Changing tact from his usual sound,Show More Summary

Super Duper - Angela

Sounds like: Odesza, Slow Magic, Minnesota Song: Super Duper - Angela What's so good? It's rare that you listen to a track and feel an affective change almost immediately. Nashville's Super Duper does just that on his latest releaseShow More Summary

Rationale - Palms

Sounds like: Josef Salvat, Mark Mills, Sampha Song: Rationale - Palms What's so good? I literally stopped what I was doing when I first heard this song. Perhaps it was Rationale's quavering yet powerful vocal coupled with the vulnerability of the lyrics and the bobbing bassline. Show More Summary

The 2016 Laid Back Festival Featuring Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoea?(TM)s Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon

19 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon The 2016 Laid Back Festival Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY July 23, 2016 Starting out as the creative collaboration between Gregg Allman and Live Nation, the Laid Back Festi... [ read more ]

Equal - Postcards (Ft. Sam Island)

Sounds like: Xavier Rudd, Paper Kites Song: Equal - Postcards (Ft. Sam Island) What's so good? This one is interesting. It's a calm combination of folk pop meets minimal electronica from producer Equal featuring vocals courtesy of Sam...Show More Summary

Elsa, Tosca and co: I chat to soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn as she prepares for her debut as Tosca

20 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Elizabeth Llewellyn - Photograph by Shirley Suarez The soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn made her English National Opera (ENO) debut in 2010 as Mimi in La Boheme, subsequently singing the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with ENO and with...Show More Summary

Compatible Quotes: Life In Music, Music In Life

21 hours agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music!—Sergei Rachmaninoff They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.—Charlie Parker Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.—Ludwig Van Beethoven My goal is to live the truly religious life […]

Watch: Kanye West - “Wolves”

You too wild, I need you now Got to love you Found you, found you

What's going on Saturday?

All-day Lou Reed tribute 'The Bells,' Digable Planets, Swans, Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Empress Of, John Doe, Abra, Warm-Up, and more Saturday show options in NYC. Continue reading…

Staff Picks: Jazz-inflected yacht rock, word lists, and pop-culture nerdery

Michael Franks, The Art Of Tea I was introduced to the music of Michael Franks as a child. My mother, a fan of all things quasi-jazz, played his records regularly, and I hated them. Something about Franks’ disarmingly casual and chatty vocal style creeped me out, and to be honest, I can still hear some of what I was hearing then. Show More Summary

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