Jesse Jarnow

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Neutral Milk Hotel’s First Show in 15 Years Was Ragged, Glorious

Neutral Milk Hotel / 2640 / Baltimore, MD / Friday, October 11, 2013After 15 years, what's another five minutes of suspense as to what Jeff Mangum's new old…
Jesse Jarnow / October 14, 2013

Yoko Ono Celebrates 80th Year, ‘Land of Hell’ LP With Single New York Show

There were a few moments Sunday night at the Bowery Ballroom that the seven-piece wailing pastiche-funk 2013 incarnation of the Plastic Ono Band threatened to…
Jesse Jarnow / September 16, 2013

Last Call at Maxwell’s: Review and Photos from the Legendary Venue’s Final Show

Hoboken reverted to a state of rock'n'roll-less wilderness early Thursday morning as the 35-year old club Maxwell's closed its doors for the last time.
Jesse Jarnow / August 1, 2013

Yo La Tengo Say Goodbye to Maxwell’s with a Touching Two-Set Performance

"This band does not exist without this club," singer-guitarist Ira Kaplan announced during Yo La Tengo's final appearance at the sainted Hoboken, New Jersey locale…
Jesse Jarnow / June 17, 2013

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, ‘Psychedelic Pill’ (Reprise)

At the heart of Neil Young's beautifully batshit new memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, is the enduring affirmation that he remains far more impulsive than any…
Jesse Jarnow / October 29, 2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent Turn Post-Punk Into Broadway in Brooklyn

The most telling moment during David Byrne and St. Vincent's brass-abetted Lacoste L!ve concert series performance at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park Saturday came about halfway through,…
Jesse Jarnow / October 1, 2012

SUN CITY GIRLS – ‘JACKS CREEK’

In the pre-Internet underground, few hyper-prolific collectives came more self-obscured than Phoenix's Sun City Girls. Their 15th proper full-length since their early '80s inception, 1995's…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

ROBERT NORMANDEAU

A practitioner of "cinema of the ear," second generation Montreal electroacoustic composer Robert Normandeau is fond of the sonic narrative. Repurposing field recordings — including…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

GRATEFUL DEAD

The Grateful Dead were a cornerstone of the Collective's teenage brahdom, and thus an essential part of the Collectivist myth that followed — not to…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

Established in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe, Daphne Oram, and others to create a palette of sounds for various BBC programs, the Radiophonic Workshop quickly became…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP

A pioneering acoustic ecologist, the German-born Hildegard Westerkamp followed in the wake of R. Murray Schafer's 1977 book, The Tuning of the World (The Soundscape).
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

PIERRE HENRY

A key member the Group de Recherches Musicales, the electroacoustic crew established in post-WWII Paris, the classically trained Pierre Henry was an early titan of…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

GANG GANG DANCE

Practice space-mates with Animal Collective in the heady early aughts and comrades ever since, Gang Gang Dance's art-groove moves grew from the same lysergic Brooklyn…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

WHITE NOISE

The Moog-pop supergroup spawn of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, White Noise's sole LP —1969's An Electric Storm — is handmade electronic music of the first…
Jesse Jarnow / September 6, 2012

Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control, RIP: Hear His Legacy in 15 Tracks

Olivia Trevor Control member and co-founder of the Elephant 6 collective Bill Doss passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 43. He had…
Jesse Jarnow / August 1, 2012

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