Many young bands either sound unoriginal by copying their influences too closely, or end up making disorganized and unstructured music in an effort to sound wholly original. Revival Times doesnt make these mistakes
"The Magical Point of Contact of Man with Nature": WADADA LEO SMITH, SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS (CUNEIFORM RECORDS)By David Shirley
In the ongoing struggle between theory and performance in avant-garde music, theory has increasingly assumed the upper hand.
Boy Meets Girl: LINDSTRØM & CHRISTABELLE, REAL LIFE IS NO COOL (SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND) CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, IRM (BECAUSE)By Kate Silver
When New York experienced its first snowfall of the season, there was nowhere to go but in. The temps may not have dipped dramatically, but with the radiator hissing and comfort in the air it was hard to leave the house.
Last summer, my childhood pal Eric asked me who my favorite rock band was. Growing up together in central Illinois, this was something we spent much time discussingmost dramatically at around the age of 10 when I changed mine from Kiss to Aerosmith, causing a brief rift between us. But at least back in grade school I had an answer. Now I was at a loss.
The 20092010 Metropolitan Opera season began with arguments over Luc Bondys new production of Tosca. The most aggrieved party was Franco Zeffirelli, whose work Bondys replaced.
NYU senior Adam Schatz and recent Brown graduate James Donahue have set out to prove that jazz is still alive and vibrant. Together, with the help of a few eager interns, they run Search and Restore, a non-profit company that promotes and books live jazz and improvised-music shows in New York City.
First off, I cant believe that while in Paris I got busted by the Métro cops for the second time in five years. The fine went up to a whopping forty euros.