North Korea has claimed its first successful nuclear arms test, and the civilized world has spoken out in condemnation.China dubbed the tests "brazen" and expressed its "resolute opposition" because…   Read Story »
In which our favorite inconsistent freak folkie expounds upon the glories of pumpkins.Here i am,
is it October ?
i Love this month,
round, it's round and fun to say in your mouth,
it…   Read Story »
This explains a lot.
Featuring your favorite Human Giants (Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel) and cameos from Fred Armisen, Rob Riggle, Tapes 'n Tapes, Ted Leo, Devendra Banhart, and Nick Kroll…   Read Story »
Wednesdays offer slim pickings during CMJ week. But Jeff and I caught plenty of memorable gigs on Day One. I'm living it up until Friday, 'cause that's when I leave for my bachelor party (Vegas, baby…   Read Story »
Time Out New York asks the tough questions to the eccentric folkie...TONY: Your song "Little Boys" is about wanting to marry little boys...
Devendra Banhart: Okay, let me explain myself. When we were…   Read Story »
Pirate enthusiast and rejected Real Worlder Dave Eggers persuaded Stereogum's favorite nü-folkies to cover each other's songs for the Believer bard's new compilation CD. Free with the June…   Read Story »
50: Johnny Boy "You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve"
49: The Von Bondies "C'mon C'mon"
48: Estelle "1980"
47: Xiu Xiu "I Love the Valley OH!"
46:…   Read Story »
Steve invited me to see the shaggy singer-songwriter live at his offices a few weeks ago. I thought it was great. Then again, I own Skip Spence's Oar: when you're into such acoustic schizophrenia,…   Read Story »