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Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, NJ
Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
Ashbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
| October 07, 2011
Authors talking: Spring readings in Boston
America’s best young novelist, Britain’s most popular mystery writer, a bearded indie rocker, and a dead master populate this spring’s mandatory literary events.
| March 18, 2011
Sam Amidon | I See the Sign
Sam Amidon is fascinated with the songbook of old Americana, and his radical yet tasteful reimaginings of traditional folk ballads and hymns breathe new life into a form often seen as quaint and old-fashioned.
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| April 16, 2010
Various Artists | Songs For Chris Knox
On June 11 of last year, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke.
| February 19, 2010
The gang's all here
It's coming up on 20 years since Calvin Johnson met Ian Svenonius. It was at a Hazmat show in DC, and Svenonius was fronting his Nation of Ulysses. Johnson was blown away.
Chain and the Gang and the Hive Dwellers do it all again
| April 17, 2009
Love and consequences
Two of indie music's most popular and tortured songwriters, Will Oldham and Neko Case, try to reconcile encroaching middle age with a past of bad habits on their new albums.
Three restless souls try to settle down
| March 18, 2009
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy | Beware
Will Oldham's time as Bonnie "Prince" Billy has been overwhelmingly fruitful, but even amid that strong back catalogue, Beware stands out as one of his fullest, most complete works.
Drag City (2009)
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| March 17, 2009
Arbouretum | Song of the Pearl
Dave Heumann has learned much in stints backing Oldham brothers projects like Bonnie Prince Billy and Anomoanon.
Thrill Jockey (2009)
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| March 03, 2009
Quitters, tinklers, tacklers, and whoppers
David Berman of Silver Jews intends to quit the music biz and concentrate on writing prose, says a post on the Drag City Web site.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
| February 02, 2009
Review: Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life
| January 20, 2009
On with the shows . . .
If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE
| December 30, 2008
Striving for magic
Do you remember Scarce?
Scarce are taking it slow; plus, Killing Pablo
| June 04, 2008
Bonnie Prince Billy
Long-time fans of prolific country-folk icon Will Oldham, a/k/a Bonnie “Prince” Billy, will likely be surprised to hear Lie Down in the Light .
Lie down in the light | Drag City
| May 27, 2008
From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.
Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go
| April 29, 2008
Sideshow and tell
She goes by the name Baby Dee, even though she was born in Cleveland in 1953.
The strange and wonderful world of Baby Dee
| January 28, 2008
One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
| November 13, 2007
Play by play
Being an annotated schedule of the guitary greatness on offer at the festival.
| August 29, 2007
The buzz about Jandek is . . . is . . . Well, let’s try again.
The mysterious Jandek apparently exists — and he’s coming to Boston
| May 25, 2007
How old-school is Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin?
Charlie Louvin returns
| March 06, 2007
And the nominees are . . .
Thanks to all who entered the Portland Phoenix Short Film Fest and congratulations to all nominees.
The good, the bad, and the libidinous
| November 08, 2006
American movies don’t come much smaller, subtler, or swoonier with tactile experience than Kelly Reichardt’s film, where a rare commitment to heartfelt naturalism keeps the proceedings free of bull and cool-indie toxins. Watch the trailer for Old Joy
A tale of old friends
| October 25, 2006
The Internet and all it represents has never struck me as fitting very well into the faux Appalachian, outsider-artist æsthetic that Will Oldham has cultivated for himself in his various Palace incarnations and, of late, as Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Versions found only on the web
| September 26, 2006
Quiet is the new loud, pretty is the new rocking, and acoustic is the new electric. The Mountain Goats, "Woke Up New" (YouTube)
The rise of indie rock’s cult of the singer-songwriter
| September 22, 2006
On the racks: September 19, 2006
...plus DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
| September 19, 2006
You can file Jason Molina with the über-prolific. Magnolia Electric Co., "Lonesome Valley" (mp3)
Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co.
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 15, 2006
When Rick Rubin went looking for Johnny Cash in 1993, he found a master songwriter and a living depository of American folk lore who’d been left behind by the changing tides of the industry and the times.
Rick Rubin’s parting gift to Johnny Cash
| June 27, 2006
When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
| May 02, 2006
Sweden’s Nicolai Dunger has spent the past few years carving out a niche for himself as a consummate collaborator, working on recordings with The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Calexico, and Will Oldham.
Here’s My Song You Can Have It . . . I Don’t Want It Anymore/Yours 4-Ever | Zoë
| April 04, 2006
Punk’s courtship of Americana has always been a natural one.
The country excursion of Jenny Lewis, the Elected, and Neko Case
| March 14, 2006
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