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‘Traces: Persistent & Fleeting’; and Kathy Halper’s ‘POS’

Jon Laustsen's new Lilliputian-scaled sculpture is a shack made of wooden shipping pallets precariously balanced atop a stack of more shipping pallets and a familiar real estate yard sale sign rejiggered to read "21st Century/For Sale."
All the small things
By GREG COOK  |  June 01, 2012
A Tribe Called Quest

Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

First of all, Michael Rapaport's feature-length doc on A Tribe Called Quest should have been called People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm .
The most boring movie imaginable
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 22, 2011
Who Invited the New York Times to Stretch & Bob's Reunion Show?

Who Invited the New York Times to Stretch & Bob's Reunion Show?

It's ridiculous that anyone would read the New York Times for music coverage. Still the sad truth is that staff critic Jon Caramanica wields serious...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 13, 2011

Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

Doomtree + Sontiago at SPACE Gallery, November 28

Something was up with the microphones when the Doomtree crew took the stage on Sunday night at SPACE Gallery.
Music seen
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010

Dessa and Doomtree spread beyond hip-hop roots

A dash of coincidence provoked Margret Wander's relatively quick entry into Doomtree, the hip-hop crew whose "Wings + Teeth Tour" comes to the Middle East a week from Saturday.
Come together and grow
By REYAN ALI  |  November 19, 2010


Catching up with Doomtree's other six

Doomtree are a true collective, with no single voice dominating.

By REYAN ALI  |  November 19, 2010

P.O.S. and Dessa at SPACE

Plenty of reason to save that gas money, though, particularly by going to SPACE Gallery to witness two members of Rhymesayers' Doomtree collective push their...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010

Fresh bedrock

Dessa Darling could never be limited to one area of interest to devote her passions — an author, lyricist, singer, teacher, philosophy-degree holder and lover of linguistics who cuts off and donates her hair to children in need every time she releases so
Probing Dessa's multifaceted persona
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  March 05, 2010

P.O.S. | Never Better

P.O.S. must have known he had a near-classic on his claws with Never Better .
Rhymesayers (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 18, 2009


Stefon Alexander grew up a ’frohawked outsider, one of the only black kids involved in the Minneapolis punk scene in the mid to late ’90s.
AUDITION | Rhymesayers
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 07, 2006