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Creating sound collages with the Hood Internet
The Hood Internet are part of a wave of mash-up-centric artists working in Danger's wake.
| February 11, 2011
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse | Dark Night of the Soul
A vague dispute between Danger Mouse and EMI sabotaged a timely release of this last year, and that was followed by the mega-bummer suicides of both Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous and key collaborator Vic Chesnutt last winter.
| July 23, 2010
Photos: Broken Bells at Ames
Broken Bells, live at the WFNX Ames Acoustic Session, on June 4, 2010
Broken Bells, WFNX Ames Acoustic Session | June 4, 2010
| June 11, 2010
Broken Bells | Broken Bells
Danger Mouse ( né Brian Burton) had a pretty good run through the '00s, a decade that saw him go from a mash-up nobody to producer du jour for a motley assortment of artists.
| March 12, 2010
Tom Caruana Presents: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers | Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles
There were mash-ups before The Grey Album . (They were called "hip-hop songs.") And there will be mash-ups in the future.
Tea Sea (2010)
| February 12, 2010
Review: Suzanne Vega at Sanders Theatre
At the request of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, folk/alt-rock legend Suzanne Vega performed in Prague on Saturday with the likes of Lou Reed and Joan Baez to honor the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Suzanne Vega, live at Harvard's Sanders Theatre, November 6, 2009
| November 20, 2009
Full album stream: Dangermouse autotunes David Lynch on "Dark Night of the Soul"
We assume folks are web-ripping this as we speak, but for the time being the only place you can hear...
| May 14, 2009
Gnarls Barkley + Hercules and Love Affair
To the cynic, the scene milling around in front of the sold-out Wilbur could merely have been proof of the power of a hit single.
Wilbur Theatre, August 6, 2008
| August 12, 2008
It’s music for summer nights of muggy confusion and post-sunset soul searching, and when Beck takes the mic, he rocks some straight-up Shiva shit.
Modern Guilt | DGC
| July 15, 2008
’Round the outside
Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
| May 19, 2008
Indie gets the blues
White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.
The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills
| April 23, 2008
Prepare yourselves: R.E.M. have decided to become a rock band again.
Spring Arts Preview: R.E.M., B-52’s, Counting Crows, Breeders: what year is it again?
| March 10, 2008
Free culture: what it is, why it matters
“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
Copyright reform in the digital age
| November 19, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
The following review of Good Copy Bad Copy does not appear in the Phoenix ’s film section.
A free must-see movie
| June 26, 2007
Warm and Scratchy
The Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” isn’t just about programming smart animation for Futurama and Family Guy addicts.
14 new and exclusive tracks from "Adult Swim"
| May 29, 2007
Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
| February 21, 2007
King of the hill
“I didn’t think anyone would come to these shows. I figured the venues would be half-empty, and it hasn’t been that way at all,” says Sparklehorse mastermind Mark Linkous.
Mark Linkous revives his Sparklehorse
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| February 20, 2007
The music that Gregg Gillis creates under the name Girl Talk almost necessitates a new classification. Girl Talk, "Hold Up" (mp3)
Gregg Gillis’s Girl Talk mash-ups
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| January 09, 2007
The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
| December 28, 2006
Hunting the wild Klosterman
He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
| October 05, 2006
On the racks: September 5, 2006
...plus Grizzly Bear, Bob Mould, and more.
Beyoncé, the Rapture, Audioslave...
| September 05, 2006
Gnarls Barkley: Rebirth of soul
I’m probably not the only one who went to the Gnarls Barkly show Friday night at Avalon wondering if the costumes would be the most interesting part. Slideshow: Gnarls Barkley at Avalon, August 11, 2006
Gnarls Barkley at Avalon, August 12, 2006
| August 14, 2006
St. Elsewhere has songs about Inspector Gadget, Transformers, necrophilia, and various kinds of monsters. Fun fun fun. Fantastic Voyagers: your soundtrack to summer . By Nick Sylvester
Gnarls Barkley punch all the right keys
| June 08, 2006
Gorillaz in the midst
Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
| May 17, 2006
There was a time, not that long ago, when the two-or-three-day rock-festival experience was reserved for the Brits.
Hanging with Giant Drag at Coachella
| May 12, 2006
Log on. Check your Gmail. Click the URLs your friend just sent. One’s a blog entry about electronic voting machines, the other is a news story about warrantless wiretapping. Grit your teeth.
As the Internet and other shifting technologies dominate our lives, is the EFF the new ACLU?
| February 09, 2006
Tash, J-Ro, and E-Swift’s final album after 10-plus years of perpetual inebriation features guest shots from some of the biggest names in the industry.
FIREWATER | Koch/Waxploitation
| January 18, 2006
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