Reviews

Patton Oswalt: Werewolves And Lollipops

There’s a number of examples of Patton Oswalt’s immense talent for absurdist description. Here’s how he describes his entire set: “Oh, my penis, wah!” In a way, he’s right. That talent is what holds the appr...
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Roger Waters @ Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NY—Roger Waters played it like a psychedelic shaman at the the altar of this Garden party, throwing off diatribes at the power elite and that fine line between intellectual euphoria and mental madness...

Savath & Savalas: Golden Pollen

One of the many forms that Prefuse 73 mastermind Guillermo Scott Herren takes, Savath & Savalas is likely his personal favorite, but it’s far removed from his better-known glitch/hip hop project. It’s a laz...
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Haale @ Joe’s Pub

NEW YORK, NY—Bronx-born and of Persian descent, Haale listened to musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Persian singer Hayedeh a lot while growing up. She didn’t pick up a guitar until 1996, but once she did, she beg...

The National: Boxer

The release of the 2005 album Alligator made the The National one of the most buzzworthy bands in the country. They became the darlings of critics and bloggers, and the album ended up on a number of “best of th...

Neurosis: Given To The Rising

If 2004’s The Eye Of Every Storm was an expansive foray into the band’s experimental atmospheric tendencies, then certainly Given To The Rising is Neurosis reinterpreting the sound that established them as unde...
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Stephen Marley @ Nokia Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—With stenciled road cases bearing the name “Tuff Gong” littering the stage and rhythms of African transcendence blaring though the house speakers, there is only one plausible assumption of who is h...
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Levon Helm @ Midnight Ramble

WOODSTOCK, NY—Try to remember the last time you went to a see a band at Giants Stadium. Remember all the people? Remember how far you had to walk from the parking lot and how far your expensive seats were from ...
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