The Shake – Kick It A reincarnation of straight-ahead, unself-conscious, pre-Spinal Tap rock bands.
Singer/songwriter Dan Bryk talks to us about his green card problems, touring Japan with Stephen Malkmus, and what he’s been up to since 2000’s critical breakthrough, Lovers Leap. Plus, Bryk shares an exclusive MP3 from his upcoming album, Pop Psychology.
What could make a music lover stop going out to rock shows? Seeing great bands can be empowering, but it can also be intimidating. Even debilitating sometimes.
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and law professor Lawrence Lessig discuss file sharing and copyright law at the New York Public Library. But with all the talk about sampling and copying, did everyone forget about the music?
Tommy Stinson has been playing in rock and roll bands since he was 13. Twenty-five years later, he still throws himself into impassioned, no-nonsense performances that can convert subdued crowds into throngs of noisy believers.
What a difference a few decibels can make! A band can sound great and unique during an intimate in-store appearance, but terrible at a plugged-in performance. Why are sound guys so sadistic? Can’t they hear?
Some artists “make it,” while others don’t. And sometimes talent isn’t even part of the equation. A new documentary explores the career of Roger Salloom. Never heard of him? That’s the point.
Glorious Noise was almost run out of town the last time we criticized a Moldy Peach. The truth hurts sometimes. Kristy Eldredge takes a fair and balanced look at Kimya Dawson at a recent show in Brooklyn.