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Photos: Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/5/14

Jenny Lewis gave us an impressive new album this year, The Voyager. As Tom put it in his review, it was "impossibly glamorous." That power only intensifies on stage; it's why Lewis ranked high in our favorite sets at Outside Lands. Last night, Lewis played for a packed audience at Terminal 5 i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 6, 2014

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They're usually good guys. Ariel Pink's childhood hero was a villain: a burn victim with a razor glove and a passion for murdering teens while shouting some darkly comic puns. He had seen horror movies before A NightmareMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 30, 2014

Photos/Videos: The Allman Brothers’ Last Concert @ Beacon Theatre, NYC 10/28/14

The Allman Brothers Band have called it quits after four-plus decades making music. They performed their final shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, but saved last night for a big finish. The band played three sets and two encores, which amounted to just under four hours of music. Above you can find… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 29, 2014

CMJ Photos: DJ Dodger Stadium, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10/25/14

Brooklyn Bowl's Saturday CMJ showcase was a stacked lineup of exciting bands. The biggest name was DJ Dodger Stadium, who released the fantastic album Friend Of Mine earlier this year. As Tom explained in his review, that album worked as dance music, but also hit with a strong emotional quality. The entire showcase carried… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 27, 2014

Download Lil Data Sup

The producer Lil Data is best known for appearing on the six-way DISown mix, one of the releases that put the PC Music label on people's radars. Now the label has released Sup, an EP that shines a spotlight on the producer in much the same way GFOTY's Secret Mix and Kane West'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2014

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I was talking about the Fader profile in 2010. The Mature Themes one was for Spin, but it's also a great read.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
Heeeeey Dick and Raptor! From the second I sat down with Pom Pom back in September it has been my AOTY, nothing even compares. That ending to Sexual Athletics might as well be my favorite moment in his entire career. No joke: the first time I heard that shift in the song I was driving almost had to pull over. The only time I can remember that happening is when I put a burned-leak of MPP into my car and heard "In The Flowers" for the first time in late 2008. I'm fortunate because I got Pom Pom early enough that he hadn't begun making all of these comments yet (since it was before the interview cycle), but I think even if I didn't have that access and was hearing it from the recent leak I would feel the same. It's one of the most joyful records I've heard in a long time, and it feels like a payoff to his whole career up to this point.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
I'm curious what your issues are with it. To me Season Of The Witch wouldn't have this tremendously negative reputation if it wasn't for the fact that the title has Halloween III before it. There's so much going for this movie once you get past the fact that Michael Myers isn't in it. - It's got a genuinely creepy tone and some really disturbing moments (I actually hesitated adding the "magic pumpkin scene" into the article, but there it is.) - That ominous corporate villain is an early influence on what became a trend in Reagan-era horror movies such as The Stuff and (most significantly) John Carpenter's They Live. - Speaking of Carpenter... this time he was still heavily involved with the series and his score is the best in the series (yes, better than the original score). - And finally you've got the legendary Tom Atkins in the lead. Tom Atkins doesn't make bad movies.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
If you want to learn a little more about him I can't stress enough that you read David Bevan's profile on him when Before Today came out. It's a really powerful and moving essay.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
I'd like to officially and publicly announce that I ain't no dad.
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October 2, 2014 on Q&A: Caribou On The Inspirations, Experiences, And Complex Emotions That Define Our Love
We're both idiots! I spent like an hour trying to find it last night.
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September 25, 2014 on Polaris Winner Tanya Tagaq Responds To PETA Takedown
Aghhh I knew that too! Thanks for correcting my brain fart!
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September 12, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yeah the Blood Orange set completely caught me off guard! I usually go into a festival with an idea of what I'm most excited for or a prediction of what might be my favorite (like Kanye at Outside Lands recently). But here I wasn't even sure I was going to see Blood Orange, but ended up being completely blown away. I didn't end up seeing the Blood Brothers! I wanted to see Darkside because I never had. I guess I chose the breakup show over the reunion show since the Blood Brothers will have a lot of other stuff happening. So I did Darkside and then ended up staying for John Talabot, who I didn't include here, but was fantastic and doing a lot of new material. I definitely went into the festival planning on covering the more electronic side of it, but I totally understand that a lot of people were really excited about that reunion.
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August 26, 2014 on Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014
Yeah it's such a good combo. Kind of reminds me when Sigur Ros played the sold out Madison Square Garden show and chose Tim Hecker for their opener.
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August 6, 2014 on Watch Oneohtrix Point Never Perform “Hard Rock Cyberdrone” Customized For The Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden Tour
Thanks for the kind words man. Covering this strange scene throughout the year has been so much fun.
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August 5, 2014 on Sophie – “Hard”