GEORGE SEMPEPOS is a music producer based in New York City. His alter ego, George Barba Yiorgi, performs Greek surf-rock and psychedelic rembetika with the band the ByzanTones.
DEC 12-JAN 13 | Music
WOMEX, its name an acronym for World Music Expo, is an itinerant annual conference, trade fair, and showcase concert eventin the manner of SXSW or CMJbruited by its organizer, the German record label and festival promotion firm Piranha, to be the largest and leading international networking lounge for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Local, and Diaspora Music.
MAY 2005 | Music
“Who Will Save Rock and Roll?” sang those protopunk New Yorkers the Dictators in 2000, and the question still resonates not only with aging boomers nostalgic for the power chords of yesteryear but with anyone who’s begun to suspect that contemporary pop music, to be blunt, sucks.