Christopher R. Weingarten

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Stream Avant-Garde Bashmaster William Winant’s ‘Five American Percussion Pieces’ LP

Percussionist William Winant has been the avant-elite's go-to percussionist for more than 35 years. The list of folks he's worked with is basically an abridged…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 30, 2013

Watch John Zorn and Mike Patton Terrorize the Met Museum for 11 Hours… in 77 Seconds!

As part of John Zorn's yearlong 60th birthday celebration, fellow NYC institution Metropolitan Museum of Art invited the visionary composer to juxtapose an entire day…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 30, 2013

Album of the Week: Hear Melt-Banana Roar Back with the Spastic, Ecstatic, Pop-Grindin’ ‘fetch’

Melt-Banana, the original bubble-gnash architects of scrape-and-soar noise-punk have returned for a fresh 33-minute caffeine jolt. Their eighth album, fetch, arrives after a six-year silence…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 23, 2013

Made in America Festival 2013: The 15 Best Things We Saw

The second annual Budweiser Made in America festival took over Philly's Fairmount Park over Labor Day, with Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, and Kendrick…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 2, 2013

Nine Inch Nails’ Rhythmic Jack Move ‘Hesitation Marks’ Makes It Rain Acid Beats

As a record from the gear-grinding, bloodletting, mud-sweat-and-tears, industrial void-enterer Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks is an almost scandalous about-face, powering down…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 30, 2013

MTV VMA 2013: One Direction Got Booed, A$AP Rocky Winged It, and 9 More Things You Couldn’t See on TV

For the first Brooklyn edition of the MTV Video Music Awards, SPIN was on the red carpet and inside the Barclays Center — posted up…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 26, 2013

Stream Dumb Numbers’ Swooning Feedback-Pop Self-Titled Debut Album

Australian songwriter Adam Harding writes songs with the bubblegaze hooks of 4AD dream-pop and the cuddlebug sludge of Bleach-era Nirvana, both on display on his self-titled…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 5, 2013

Stream the Icarus Line’s Savage, Stoogey, New Album ‘Slave Vows’

The bad-boys of internet 1.0, the Icarus Line, have abandoned the nü-romantic/Birthday Party/shoegaze sexiness of their last few records and have dove headfirst into broken glass…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 31, 2013

Album of the Week: Fuck Buttons’ ‘Slow Focus’; Stream It With Track-by-Track Commentary

It's been a year since Bristol's two-man ecstasy engine Fuck Buttons were hitting more TVs than Don Draper, riding chariots of fire across the globe…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 15, 2013

The Sugarhill Gang, Living Colour, Grandmaster Caz Join Forces in Harlem Church for Epic ‘Rapper’s Delight’

On the same day that Jay-Z invaded a Chelsea art gallery to promote a five-million-dollar Samsung tie-in, two members of the Sugarhill Gang turned up…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 11, 2013

Stream Locrian’s Descent Into Synthy Post-Metal Madness, ‘Return To Annihilation’

Usually known for candlelit drones and charred noise, wildly prolific avant-metal doomsdayers Locrian are using their Relapse contract to release one of their most accessible…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

Stream Palms’ Debut LP, Dream-Metal From Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Most of Isis

Palms is a cinematic alt-metal supergroup combining 60 percent of post-rock dream weavers Isis (drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and keyboardist Clifford Meyer), and the cloudgazing,…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

The 15 Best Things We Saw at Orion Music + More 2013

Last weekend, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival descended upon Detroit for the first time, bringing an eclectic line-up of bands hand-selected by the thrash…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 10, 2013

Axl Tries Not to Barf at Intimate Guns N’ Roses Brooklyn Bowling Alley Show

Last night, the beloved mess that is Guns N' Roses invaded Brooklyn Bowl, a 600-capacity venue/restaurant/bowl-a-rama, for an intimate warm-up gig to anticipate Saturday night's…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 7, 2013

Eluvium, ‘Nightmare Ending’ (Temporary Residence)

Over the past 10 years, ambient drift-maker Eluvium, a.k.a. Portland's Matthew Cooper, has built a five-record discography that should rightfully make him the Brian Eno…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 28, 2013

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