• Jackson Boone’s Top 11 Records.

    As his official bio states, Jackson Boone is “a songwriter who quietly emerged from the misty magic of Portland, Oregon.” Misty is a perfect word for Boone’s music, especially that of his latest record Organic Light Factory, which he recorded with his backing band The Ocean Ghosts. Boone’s sleepy, gorgeous new release is an amalgam of […]

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  • Video Review: Talib Kweli & Styles P, “Last Ones.”

    Rapper, activist, and intellectual Talib Kweli is hailed for his stellar collaborations. The Experience Vinyl curator has worked with giants like A Tribe Called Quest and Mos Def, as well as promising upstarts like Anderson .Paak. Most recently Kweli has reunited with his longtime rap collaborator: Styles P. The duo is set to release The […]

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  • Concert Calendar: 3/13-3/19.

    MONDAY 3/13: London-based shoegaze quartet Kid Wave @Baby’s All Right. Living Colour @City Winery. NYC rapper Bodega Bamz @Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Art-pop Brooklynites Milan To Minsk @Shea Stadium. TUESDAY 3/14: Indie kings The Shins @Bowery Ballroom. Cat Power drummer Nico Turner @C’mon Everybody. Experimental pop duo Buke and Gase (comprised of Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez) @Union Pool. […]

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  • This Week In Music: 3/6-3/12.

    David Bowie‘s camp will release two special edition vinyl box sets for Record Store Day on April 22nd. The first, Cracked Actor, being a three-LP live album recorded in Los Angeles circa 1974. The second is called Bowpromo, which was originally a 1971 promo recording featuring songs by Bowie and Dana Gillespie. Chance The Rapper is this week’s hero, […]

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  • Live Review: Breanna Barbara @Knitting Factory Brooklyn.

    Breanna Barbara is having a rough night. Her sunburst Stratocaster is on the fritz. There was talk of car trouble. Sound check took longer than it should have. Yet none of these foibles would have been known, had Barbara not mentioned them with a smile mid set. “It must be that Mercury’s in retrograde,” she […]

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  • Video Review: Xiu Xiu, “Wondering.”

    Slumber parties, pastel gowns, and candy are not the things of Xiu Xiu‘s world. And yet, the experimental noise-pop pioneers helmed by Jamie Stewart have found a perfect balance of benign and bizarre in their new music video for “Wondering.” The lead single off Xiu Xiu’s latest LP FORGET, “Wondering” is an irresistible pop song – albeit an unconventional […]

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  • Breanna Barbara’s Top 11 Records.

    Blues-rock siren Breanna Barbara released her powerhouse LP Mirage Dreams in July of 2016, and has been making waves in the indie scene ever since. Produced by Andrija Tokic – who has recorded the likes of Alabama Shakes and Hurray For The Riff Raff – Mirage Dreams was the first of Barbara’s albums to be laid down in a […]

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  • Single Review: Juliana Hatfield, “Impossible Song.”

    Boston-based singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield joins in the art of dissent with a new album inspired by post-election distress. Pussycat – out April 28th on American Laundromat Records – is a protest LP for the here and now, its name no doubt plucked from the feminist appropriation of Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” remark (i.e. pussy hats, “pussy grabs back” […]

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  • Concert Calendar: 3/6-3/12.

    MONDAY 3/6: A star-studded tribute to the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin. Artists such as Todd Rundgren, Glen Hansard, Melissa Etheridge and Living Colour will pay homage to Franklin @Carnegie Hall. Southern rockabilly maven JD McPherson @Baby’s All Right. Sultry, electro soul duo Lion Babe will seduce you with sound @(le) Poisson Rouge. TUESDAY 3/7: […]

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  • This Week In Music: 2/27-3/5.

    Experience Vinyl curator George Clinton has been announced as the headliner (along with Parliament Funkadelic) of Macon, Georgia’s annual Cherry Blossom Street Party which runs from March 24th-April 2nd. Coachella-bound music lovers were saddened last week to learn that Beyoncé cancelled her headlining performance due to her pregnancy. This week, Lady Gaga was announced as Queen B’s […]

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