NINE NOCTURNES
Jandek’s The Song of Morgan

Music

Jandek has long been willfully shrouded in an aura of mystery, but recent events suggest we may have reached a crucial turning point as the artist approaches the autumn of his career.

GG Allin Gets Trapped in America, Sends Word to the Empire

Music

I never attended a GG Allin show because I’m not into poo. It was a realistic possibility in the late 1980s and early ’90s to see GG play with the Murder Junkies on the heroin-saturated Lower East Side, which was about to begin its decade-long transformation into a place that GG neither could afford nor would be especially welcome in.

KT TUNSTALL: Travelling Light

Music

As she came onstage at N.Y.U.’s Skirball Center, KT Tunstall gestured toward her platinum jacket and trousers and laughingly termed herself “gift-wrapped.” She sparkled in the spotlight as she picked up her guitar and began “Invisible Empire,” one of the two eponymous tracks from her recent album, the double-named Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon.

Outtakes

Music

Well, the conversation went on for six more hours, Taylor telling stories that started in the middle and never had endings. Stories about his mother, his aunt, his uncle, his grandmother, his father, and of course other musicians—many times telling the same story over and over again.

INCONVERSATION

BRUCE MOLSKY with Stephen Ellis and David Ross

Music

Bruce Molsky is widely considered one of the finest old-time musicians currently performing. His recordings display his mastery of fiddle, banjo, and guitar, as well as his plangent accompanying vocals.

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NOV 2013

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