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Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Marshall Allen—best known as the band-leader and reedist of the Sun Ra Arkestra—is one of those performers who makes an indelible impression on people. This writer has a vivid memory from 2006—confirmed by ... more »

Aug 24, 2016 2:38 PM Features

A person might see the FedEx logo numerous times over years before realizing the brilliance of its design, which features a hidden-in-plain-sight arrow symbol in the logo’s negative space. Similarly, space isn’t merely an absence in the ... more »

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

The “law of the instrument” offers the observation that “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” for those who favor a certain tool or method over others because it is familiar. In the case of artist and educator Katie Hargrave ... more »

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Funhausen tackles classic punk, Horse Lords channel minimal rhythms more »

Aug 10, 2016 11:46 AM Record Reviews

Fumaça Preta expand on their sound, Pylon dives into rock-n-roll glory more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:15 AM Record Reviews

The enigmatic musician and artist Ben Bennett has a mind-bogglingly wide variety of fascinating work that covers both poles of extremes. As a percussionist, his improvised performances are wild ... more »

Jul 28, 2016 10:41 AM Features

The Heliocentrics mix Afrobeat and Ethio-Jazz, NAD just has some fun more »

Jul 20, 2016 11:24 AM Record Reviews

Cellular Chaos brings real thrills to the speakers, Venezuela 70 finds their synthesizer roots more »

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Record Reviews

Deerhoof learns not to overthink, Fear of Men cross pop and punk more »

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Record Reviews

Open mic nights can generate a wide range of reactions, from eagerness to be the first to hear a brilliant, undiscovered talent or, “Oh no, it’s open mic night? I just want to eat my burger in peace.” Then there’s the showcase ... more »

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Features

Authenticity is overrated. Consider the modern songwriter externally compelled to draw from personal stories and experiences, conveying an unspoken false purity through the sole use of acoustic ... more »

Jun 22, 2016 11:49 AM Features

Greenberger gathers stories of the aged, Aaron & Brochu get unsettled more »

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Record Reviews

Cloudland Canyon abstraction, Family Atlantica joining continents more »

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Record Reviews

Harry Taussig gets on picking, Ghali & Akrouni team up in Tuareg more »

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Record Reviews

The members of the Chattanooga quartet Lacing have previously covered diverse genres such as metalcore, pop-rock, instrumental hip-hop, hard rock, noise and ambient music, but they all converged ... more »

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Features

Form A Log and Moth Cock team up on one album, while Jameszoo gets his minimalist jazz working more »

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM Record Reviews

Effective art spaces are versatile places that can encourage transformation—both physical and conceptual—and with a flick of a finger. Artist Matthew Dutton has turned a closed Southside wine shop into the ... more »

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM Features

Zagers brews his pop alchemy, Bowles dives into Moroccan music more »

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Record Reviews

Atkinson and Cantu-Ledesma come together, McDonas amps up nuclear angst more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM Record Reviews

The strange, beautiful world of a performance from Cher Von, the nom de plume of Chervon Koeune, mixes reveries of otherworldly, breathtaking wordless vocals and sounds made from found materials, with ... more »

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM Features