Cypriot composer and electronic musician Yannis Kyriakides uses polyphonic vocal arrangements, string sections, glitchy beats, and found-sound collages to articulate wordless experiences and evoke things lost or removed. English electric guitarist Andy Moor is best known for playing with the Ex, a band that has never abandoned the principles or ferocity of its punk roots, […]
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
It’s never been a secret that Chicago free-jazz reedist Ken Vandermark is inspired by punk rock; it’s obvious in the the raw directness of his performance and the pile-driver energy of his playing. For years he’s worked with inventive self-taught guitarists Terrie Hessels and Andy Moor of Amsterdam postpunk juggernaut the Ex—a group that came […]
Getatchew Mekuria enjoyed a late-career renaissance thanks to Either/Orchestra and the Ex.
Pianist Samuel Yirga revives the sound of Ethio jazz on his new album Guzo
A first look at HoZac’s lineup for the party you won’t remember. Plus: Tyler Jon Tyler on Shameless, David Daniell’s comp for Japan, and more
A nice surprise from Tiger Bones, two helpings of great lo-fi pop, SoundCloud’s decision to alienate its DJ friends, hot Pitchfork Music Festival news, and more
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Barrington Levy, Resonance Ensemble, American Heritage, Iron & Wine, Janet Jackson, the Ex, Nels Cline, Rafael Toral, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include the Church, the Ex, Flogging Molly, Free Energy, Talib Kweli, Ted Leo, Men, Liz Phair, Lyrics Born, Rush, and Trombone Shorty.
Also: Wax Trax the book, Dismemberment Plan’s first 12-inch, new music from Psalm One, Tim Kinsella eats food, and more
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Joe Lovano & Us Five, Young Jeezy, the Ex, Omar Pene, Golden Triangle, Gunslinger, and more
Last-minute ticket gift ideas.
Here’s what local musicians (and other tastemakers) were listening to in 2009.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Cave Singers, DJ Sega, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Moonshine Willy, Felix da Housecat, and more
WFMU’s streaming a killer concert Wednesday: the Ex with Getatchew Mekuria, Extra Golden, and the Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete, live in New York.