On Saturday night (November 28) more than twenty bands gathered on Ludlow Street in Manhattan to play Hex-Fest. Among the highlights were the sloppy yet spirited Brooklyn hip hop duo Das Racist (pictured above) and Williamsburg neighbors Apache Beat and Wild Yaks.
The event was held to raise funds for Invisible Children a non-profit helping children and families that have been affected by the wars of Northern Uganda.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »