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At a blacktop lot in McCarren Park on Saturday, a concert plugged along and the conversation turned to befuddlement: “Is this really a free show?” What amounted to the headlining sets of the…   Read Story »
Recently, Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, played at New York's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the release of his latest album Muchacho, which is by no means his first, but definitely his…   Read Story »
Over the weekend, the National-curated festival Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (named after the Walt Whitman poem) took place at the borough's sprawling venue BAM. Performers included the Roots, Solange,…   Read Story »
Matthew Houck's synth-lined Muchacho single "Song For Zula" is a cinematic and pretty six-minute thing, built of swirling violins, a punchy little bass groove, and Phosphorescent's trusty dusty…   Read Story »
The Troubadour was completely sold-out for the stunning combination of Phosphorescent and Strand of Oaks. Phosphorescent have been gaining traction on their latest album, Muchacho. Matthew Houck…   Read Story »
Along with Djuna Wahlrab, Matthew Houck, the craggy-voiced country-rock rambler behind Phosphorescent, co-directed his own video for "Song For Zula," the stately and pretty first single from his very…   Read Story »
As Phosphorescent, the Brooklyn-based Alabama transplant Matthew Houck makes dusty-but-ebullient roots-rock that feels warm and dusty and lived-in, lighter on old-timey affectations than the stuff…   Read Story »
In a few months, Phosphorescent, the project run by the Brooklyn-based Alabama-transplant songwriter Matthew Houck, will follow up 2010's Here's To Taking It Easy with a new album called Muchacho.…   Read Story »
Last week, the UK's Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen…   Read Story »
This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year's lineup continued the festival's peripheral deviation from its folk,…   Read Story »