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In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer,…   Read Story »
On Friday, I sat down for a beer with Joel Borg, one of the founders of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival. (I might post the whole conversation later if I get time; it was an interesting…   Read Story »
Writing is about myth making. Taking the true aspects of yourself and defining them so clearly that they become you. Marginal personality tics explode into full character traits, sadness becomes a…   Read Story »
Before releasing the excellent Sun last year, Cat Power had gone six years without dropping an album of new material. But when she sang on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later With Jools…   Read Story »
Cat Power played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Backed by ?uestlove and "Captain" Kirk Douglas of the Roots, Chan Marshall performed "Manhattan" from her most recent record Sun, released in…   Read Story »
You know how I've been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video that might find their way on this…   Read Story »
"Manhattan" is an absolutely gorgeous wafting cloud of a song from Cat Power's excellent 2012 album Sun, and its brand-new video effectively works as a love letter to the titular island. In the clip,…   Read Story »
On Cat Power's 2012 album Sun, Chan Marshall flirted with dark, atmospheric electronic pop textures that had never previously touched her music. And on a remix of the Sun standout "Manhattan," the…   Read Story »
To a cynic, 2012 might have looked a lot like the Year Of The Bellyache. With musicians from Jana Hunter to John Mellencamp candidly addressing their personal economic realities in blog posts and…   Read Story »
"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »