Midwinter runs February 15 through 17 and also includes Oneohtrix Point Never, Grouper, Perfume Genius, DJ Koze, two William Basinski performances, and Tortoise playing all of TNT.
Virginia guitarist Daniel Bachman regularly demonstrates curiosity and practice outside of the hazy contours of the American Primitive style of acoustic guitar made famous by John Fahey. While those excursions have been limited and discreet—and he’s generally veered back to his comfort zone—they’ve neverthless indicated his admirably restless creative streak. He dives in completely on […]
Jaime Fennelly enriches Mind Over Mirrors with help from an all-star team of Haley Fohr, Janet Bean, Jim Becker, and Jon Mueller.
Daniel Bachman continues to see past the limitations of acoustic guitar music. He’s only 26, but he’s already waxed nearly a dozen albums (not counting side projects released under different names), revealing a quiet virtuosity that’s always subservient to mood and tone. His strongest work yet, November’s eponymous album for Three Lobed, artlessly braids together […]
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak continues counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes Steve Coleman, Tal National, and the Necks.
The guitarist plays tonight in support of his excellent new album.
He’s tried punk, noise, and Fahey-style fingerpicking, but he’s about to reach his biggest audience yet with the jazzy, open-ended folk-rock on his new album.
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
Nine Reader writers tackle 16 albums, including the Dismemberment Plan, Omar Souleyman, and more.
Recommendations for another action-packed weekend of live music