Basilica Soundscape brought experimentation & intimacy to Hudson NY (pics, review)
With only two (and a half, if you count a stage tucked into the rafters) venues and no simultaneous music performances, the weekend’s schedule begets an emphasis on deep and careful listening and invites musicians who aren’t afraid of a bit of intimacy.
Stephen Malkmus played solo at The Kitchen (review, setlist, video)
Stephen Malkmus stuck mainly to songs off of his ”electronic” album ’Groove Denied’ but he played a few Pavement songs as well at this very intimate show.
William Basinski brought ‘On Time Out of Time’ to Ambient Church (review, pics)
”Look at all the beautiful New Yorkers,” William Basinski said in his strange, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas lilt. He addressed a crowd of hundreds, stacked in the pews and spilling into the aisles, as he stood at the center of the altar of St. George Episcopal Church on Saturday night.
Boy Harsher played Elsewhere (photos, review, setlist)
Gothy electronic duo Boy Harsher celebrated the release of their new album, ’Careful’, in Brooklyn this weekend...
Hospital Fest 2018 in review (Power Trip, Prurient, Jesu, Merzbow, Kelly Moran, more)
Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions label celebrated its 21st birthday with a one-day festival at Queens' Knockdown Center.
Yaeji, Gang Gang Dance & more closed out 2018 Warm Up season (pics, review)
With sets from Yaeji, Lizzo, Gang Gang Dance, and Discwoman, a current of female empowerment ran throughout the final MoMA PS1 Warm Up of the 2018 season.
The Chris Gethard Show calls it quits
”...it's a mutual decision. We were after all, the lowest rated show on the network, something that I take no small amount of pride in. Anyone who knows me knows - if I'm not going to be number one, I see no sense in being number four, or number six.”
Noname played Prospect Park with Topaz Jones & Jazze Belle (pics, review)
Noname, on the heels of her Pitchfork Festival set in July, looked absolutely radiant as she floated about the stage, buoyed by a skillful backing band that enhanced Noname's signature soft R&B sound behind her confident and uptempo delivery...
Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Jamila Woods & Carly Rae Jepsen did a “song circle” in NYC (pics, videos, review)
At NPR's Turning The Tables Live at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (8/1) night, the emphasis was on pop. Ann Powers moderated a song circle that included Carly Rae Jepsen, Mitski, Jamila Woods and Phoebe Bridgers with equal parts reverence and amusement.
This Is Not This Heat played Brooklyn (review, setlist) after Pitchfork (video)
Featuring two thirds of the post-punk band's original lineup, plus members of Sunn O))), Thurston Moore's band and more, This is Not This Heat are still playing with fire.