Friday, May 6, is the 22nd Bandcamp Friday—a 24-hour period where the retailer passes its usual cut of sales revenue along to the independent labels and artists who sell their […]
The members of Thumbscrew are nonpareil instrumentalists. Drummer Tomas Fujiwara easily balances ornamentation and propulsion at any speed; double bassist Michael Formanek plays with a woody tone whose bulk belies […]
You don’t get a MacArthur “genius” grant just for thinking big; you get one because your big ideas work extraordinarily well. Mary Halvorson, who was awarded the grant last year, […]
The Reader recommends 34 recent releases for this month’s Bandcamp day.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and conceptualist Anthony Braxton was born in Chicago on June 4, 1945, and the celebration of his 75th birthday has taken a major hit from the COVID-19 […]
The best shows to see through Sunday include the Blind Shake, Thumbscrew, Shabazz Palaces, World Music Festival, and Riot Fest.
The trio of guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara releases its debut album.