Veronica Lipgloss & The Evil Eyes

What’s love got to do with music? In the case of Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes, the primal urgency of love is articulated via their mystical and sometimes absurd performances. A cut above …

The DJ Project: Beats and Business

Six-foot-seven Jeff Feinman looks he should be on the basketball court teaching kids to drive the lane and dunk instead of programming beats. But since 2000, geared up in b-boy baggy jeans and tilted …

Midaircondo: Folky Threads

In 2002, Swedish musicians and longtime friends Malin Dahlström, Lisen Rylander and Lisa Nordström began formulating the idea for Midaircondo, a potent blend of electronic and acoustic improvisation. …

El Michels Affair: Heaps of Blue-Eye

At the popular NYC nightspot S.O.B.’s, a classic hip-hop moment is underway. Wu-Tang disciple Raekwon is spitting his greatest hits and misses over live, funk-laden interpretations of RZA’…

Jo Jackson: Positively Negative Art

Jo Jackson paints icons. Giant hollow-eyed skulls. Silhouettes of couples fucking. Massive outlines of the United States and China. What do these things all have in common? Cold-hearted menace. Hiding…

Giant Panda: Purists Aiming High

LA-based trio Giant Panda’s name alone is peculiar enough to turn heads. Yet as random as it sounds, there is a meaning behind one of the oddest monikers in hip-hop. “It fits us literally,…

Birdy Nam Nam In The Studio

Turntablism has shared a close relationship with avant-garde jazz, classical and experimental music, as deejays have tweaked decks to create expansive compositions that are far from the instrumentR…

BJ and Da Dogs: Insane in the Membra

Somewhere in the backwoods of Vermont there is an asylum for kids the ’80s forgot: the boy who played so much Qbert he started seeing everything as a series of blocks, the girl who ingested the …

Animal Collective: Wild Things

A pride of lions. A parliament of owls. A school of fish. A flock of seagulls. Each of these collective nouns implies an assemblage of animals (or, in the case of flock of seagulls, an assemblage of r…

Nathan Fake: Heating Up Prog-House

“Yes, my name really is Nathan Fake,” confirms the UK-based wunderkind and “country bumpkin” whose beguiling, mildly pastoral take on techno has seduced the likes of Superpitch…

Ghostface: Ghetting Ghost

It’s been about a decade since the Wu-Tang’s most shadowy warrior revealed his face, turning Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx into a surreal, coke deal-fueled coming out party befor…

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