Reviews - Page 129

Review: Amos Lee, ‘As the Crow Flies EP’

Wistful folkie explores mildly darker corners, still finds soothing clich├ęs amongst the mandolins.
David Marchese / February 15, 2012

Review: Die Antwoord, ‘TEN$ION’

Once again, let's give a warm welcome to Ninja, the meth-head Situation, and his zombie-Gelfling homeslice, Yo-Landi Vi$$er! After a brief Cape Town hiatus spent…
Camille Dodero / February 12, 2012

Perfume Genius Brings Sad Tales to Very Quiet Room

Things got real serious last night with Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius. In front of 40 people or so at Williamsburg venue Zebulon, the Seattle-based…
Luke McCormick / February 10, 2012

Mark Lanegan Band, ‘Blues Funeral’ (4AD)

Is it really possible that Mark Lanegan hasn't already put out an album called Blues Funeral? I mean, shit, that title would work for any…
David Peisner / February 9, 2012

JEFF the Brotherhood’s Tiny NYC Show, By the Numbers

Last night, Nashville garage-rock shredders JEFF the Brotherhood tore through a quick set at Williamsburg, Brooklyn DIY space Death by Audio as a warm-up before…
Luke McCormick / February 9, 2012

Review: Of Montreal, ‘Paralytic Stalks’

Of all the psychedelic psychos who have professed membership in the Athens, Georgia-based indie-pop collective Elephant 6, none have written songs as maddeningly diffuse as…
Keith Harris / February 7, 2012

Review: Van Halen, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

I was 13 in 1984. More to the point, I was 13 during 1984. It's hard to overstate the impact of Van Halen being the…
Steve Kandell / February 7, 2012

Kathleen Edwards, ‘Voyageur’ (Zoe/Rounder)

Ain't love grand? Not according to Voyageur, the gently devastating fourth album from Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards. Smoldering resentment, dangerous lust, flaming anger, and, occasionally,…
Jon Young / February 6, 2012

Bjork Blinds Us With Science at First U.S. ‘Biophilia’ Show

A stagehand moving an iPad is maybe the funniest thing you'll see at a rock show all year.
christopherschultz / February 6, 2012

Heems, ‘Nehru Jackets’ (Greedhead)

If you discovered hip-hop during the so-called Golden Age of the late-'80s/early-'90s, Queens still holds an almost mythic quality to this day. Which applies to…
Brandon Soderberg / February 3, 2012

Cloud Nothings, ‘Attack on Memory’ (Carpark)

In evolutionary terms, the march of indie rock into the 21st century has been largely monkey-to-man; it's rare that a young act with pop promise…
Chris Martins / January 31, 2012

Review: Leonard Cohen, ‘Old Ideas’

My grandma's friend Willy told me the funniest and most honest thing I've ever heard an old person say. This was maybe two years ago,…
David Marchese / January 31, 2012

Review: Lana Del Rey, ‘Born to Die’

Read the review, then check out Deconstructing Lana Del Rey: untangling the year's most divisive new artist. "Bob Dylan" is not his real…
Rob Harvilla / January 31, 2012

Ted Leo Performs Intimate Memorial for Slain Austin Scene Booster Esme Barrera

"It's a hard honor, but it's an honor to be here tonight."
Chad Swiatecki / January 30, 2012

Antony and the Johnsons’ ‘Swanlights’ Show, By the Numbers

Last night at Radio City Music Hall, Antony and the Johnsons performed Swanlights, a one-night-only performance art exhibition commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art.The…
Devon Maloney / January 27, 2012
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