Lou Reed & Metallica: Lulu

I’m hesitant to call Lulu, the collaboration album by Lou Reed and Metallica, awful; only because doing so would be an acknowledgement that it exists. It’s much better to pretend that Lulu was never made in the first place, better to pretend like it was a really bad nightmare …

by   |  11/16/2011  |  Comments (1)

Adrian Utley & Will Gregory: Goldenhead

Portishead’s Adrian Utley has teamed up with Will Gregory of Goldfrapp to create a new score for the classic 1928 French film, The Passion Of Joan Of Arc. Long regarded as a masterpiece of cinema, director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film about the last days of Joan of Arc will …

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Meeting Across The River: The Strange Saga Of The Occupy Wall Street Movement

All photos by Eric Berkow

The history of what was intended to be the peaceful protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street is hazy at best. But by most accounts, the protests—which began on Sept. 17, in Zuccotti Park, the privately owned but publicly accessible park in Lower Manhattan—had not …

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Interview with Adrian Utley from Portishead: Curators Of Cool

Portishead is not the kind of band that does things in the typical sort of way. They don’t put a record out every two to three years, nor are they on an endless touring cycle. But in between the lengthy moments of silence, which at points in their career have …

by   |  09/28/2011  |  Comments (1)

Interview with Nick Harmer from Death Cab For Cutie: Vibes Transcending

The process of making records can take a considerable amount of time. Providing insight into how his band ticks, Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer shares with me that Death Cab has a “very collaborative process, and it does take time,” and how they’re “kind of on a three-year …

by   |  07/28/2011  |  Comments (1)

Interview with Glenn Danzig: Brick By Brick

Invoking Glenn Danzig’s name sparks in the mind ideas about an eccentric man who has howled, moaned and wailed in his signature baritone for close to 35 years, about the scary monsters and devil wenches that wait for us all somewhere deep in the darkness. He’s rocked crowds and scared …

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Interview with Sons Of Jove: The Gang Of Five

Get all five members of the Brooklyn/Rockaway group Sons Of Jove together for an interview, and just be prepared to strap yourself in for the ride. Being fortunate enough to interview the quintet—all of whom are in their early 20s—one evening at my home in Park Slope, I received a …

by   |  04/06/2011  |  Comments (1)

George Michael: Faith (Deluxe Edition)

Perhaps no other performer epitomizes pop music like George Michael does, and now Faith—Michael’s quintessential solo debut that spawned six top-five singles upon release in 1987—has been remastered and packaged in a deluxe edition by Sony Legacy Recordings.

With Faith, Michael reintroduced himself to the pop world as …

by   |  03/23/2011  |  Comments (2)

Interview with Pete Yorn: Ten Years Down The Road

Pete Yorn is a California man, make no mistake about it. The sound of his laid-back speaking voice can be described as surfer-esque. But the singer-songwriter with Jersey roots is in New York City, as we speak via phone, during a chilly week in which Yorn has come out to …

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Interview With Gary Louris from The Jayhawks: The Hawks Are Out

In a conversation a few days before Christmas, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks informs me that the snow has just began to fall where he lives in Minneapolis. His dog, a yorkie named Benny, has just finished rolling around in the fresh powder on the ground, and I remark to …

by   |  01/19/2011  |  Comments (1)


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