Melissa Locker

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Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Aquilo

When your band's fourth show ever is at Glastonbury, the pressure is on. Luckily, Aquilo -- the project from 20-something Brits Ben Fletcher and Tom…
Melissa Locker | June 30, 2015 - 11:40 am

Turntable Interview

Turntable Interview: Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has been on the road for months. The multi-instrumentalist has brought his unique brand of synthesized electro-R&B dance music…
Melissa Locker | October 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Turntable Interview

Turntable Interview: Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts songs are riotous affairs, by turns blistering, bubbly and intense, but their albums are nothing compared to their live shows. The hard-touring Brooklyn…
Melissa Locker | October 30, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Turntable Interview

Turntable Interview: The Dismemberment Plan

As you may have heard, the Dismemberment Plan, the funky, funny, frenetic DC hardcore band, is back. Uncanney Valley, the band's fifth album and their…
Melissa Locker | October 17, 2013 - 12:39 pm


Turntable Interview: HAERTS

HAERTS have had an enviable ascent in the rock world, having only been playing together for little over a year but still possessing the ability…
Melissa Locker | October 3, 2013 - 4:53 pm


Q&A: Este Haim On Days Are Gone, What’s On Her iPod, And Selling Real Estate

The three Haim sisters -- Este (25), Danielle (23) and Alana Haim (21) -- plus drummer Dash Hutton, have spent the last year churning out…
Melissa Locker | September 27, 2013 - 12:19 pm


Turntable Interview: Dirty Beaches & Dum Dum Girls

Alex Zhang Hungtai, bka Dirty Beaches, recently released Drifters/Love Is The Devil, an ambitious double-album that dazzles with his cinematic lo-fi sound. Its latter half…
Melissa Locker | September 5, 2013 - 2:24 pm


Turntable Interview: Empire Of The Sun

Australia's Empire of the Sun dropped their debut album Walking On A Dream in 2008, introducing the world to their intergalactic dance vibe. The music, created…
Melissa Locker | August 22, 2013 - 3:22 pm


Turntable Interview: Austra

Austra’s debut album Feel It Break was filled with synth-pop beats paired with theatrical vocals. The result was incredibly well received, making top ten and…
Melissa Locker | August 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm


Turntable Interview: Lou Barlow

While Lou Barlow may be best known for his work with Dinosaur Jr., his albums with Sebadoh were always more personal and, in that respect,…
Melissa Locker | July 26, 2013 - 9:08 am


Turntable Interview: Eleanor Friedberger

Last month, Eleanor Friedberger released Personal Record, her second solo album and the follow-up to her excellent 2011 offering, Last Summer. While Friedberger rose to…
Melissa Locker | July 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm


Turntable Interview: Superchunk’s Laura Ballance

On the cusp of releasing their 10th studio album, I Hate Music, Superchunk founding member Laura Ballance had to break the news to fans: She…
Melissa Locker | June 20, 2013 - 12:18 pm


Turntable Interivew: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott make effervescent dance music with unstoppable beats and energetic electro-pop songs that are impossible to…
Melissa Locker | June 6, 2013 - 4:57 pm


Turntable Interview: The Boy Least Likely To

The Boy Least Likely To reached a certain level of fame in the '00s on the strength of their debut album The Best Party Ever
Melissa Locker | May 23, 2013 - 3:25 pm


Turntable Interview: !!!

On their new album THR!!!ER, NYC electro-pop dance impresarios !!! (or, Chk Chk Chk) worked with producer Jim Eno of Spoon, who encouraged the group…
Melissa Locker | May 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm

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David O'Russell ? Hahahahaha He's not a fucking Leprechaun. It's David O. Russell.
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December 21, 2010 on The Fighter: A Movie Review