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In the latest edition of Bomb’s Mixtape series, D. Charles Speer and the Helix’s David Shuford lets us in on some of his favorite Youtube cuts, with artists ranging from ’60s Honky Tonk pop gold to postmodern experimental sound art.
The once-staid atmosphere of New York City Opera has lately received a dose of downtown experimentalism. Nick Hallett discusses what he sees as a welcome intrusion.
Our friends at ISSUE Project Room are hosting a benefit in celebration of Elliot Sharp’s 60th birthday and BOMB is proud to be an official media sponsor.
This podcast features a conversation between composers Tania León and Philip Glass.
Our friends at 651 Arts are hosting LIVE & OUTSPOKEN music, theater, and dance series and BOMB is proud to be their official media sponsor.
Part II of Sean Higgins’ investigation of the growing debate over the nature and duty of a developing non-musical sonic art.
The Dead C represents the darker, murkier flipside of the classic New Zealand sound. The band’s Michael Morley answers a few questions about the new album and breaks down his mixtape, which includes some surprising picks.
If you’re in Minneapolis the week, stop by the Walker Art Center, where Georgopoulos has an audio installation as part of ROLU’s residency.
Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields are the subjects of Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara’s upcoming documentary, Strange Powers. He speaks here on hyperacusis, self-imposed constraints, licensing, pastiche and other clichés.
On a summer night last July BOMBlog contributor Richard Goldstein came across something out of the ordinary in a Chelsea gallery, among Bill Beckley’s photographs was experimental folk musician Sam Amidon.
Bill Callahan has just published a book with Drag City— Letters to Emma Bowlcut. I’m not sure if it’s a novella, an epistle, or one hell of a big poem. But questions like that are beside the point.
Sculptor Ian Schneller and champion whistler Andrew Bird joined forces on the Guggenheim’s rotunda in early August. We went analog and had photographer Ryan Spencer shoot the show on his 35mm camera.
BOMBsessions are short docu-music-mentaries featuring live performances by and interviews with exceptional and under-appreciated musicians. This BOMBsession features the incredibly prolific underground legend R. Stevie Moore.
BOMB’s very own Lena Valencia and music blogger PIXELHORSE (a.k.a Elise Oh) give you an instant-messaged tour of this year’s Northside Festival put on by L Magazine, complete with pictures and video.
If there is an edge to painting, has anyone ever jumped off? Klein jumped, or so staged it. He is the point of departure for Joyce Kim’s most recent body of work.
Mysterious, talented, and “lyrically-lax” Justin Ringle of Portland’s Horse Feathers talks to Andrew Frank about his music, his inspirations, and how (if not why) the words “just feel right.”
X is for Xerox, Gen, and the kind films Steak Mtn. designs sets for. Peter Moysaenko lunches with him and discusses the process and degradation behind SM’s transgressive visions.
Alex Traub navigates his way through the maze of bands and brands at this year’s Bonnaroo festival.
Musician Carl Simmons recorded the album Honeysuckle Tendrals ten years ago, and it has just been released by Sacred Bones Records. Click through to read the interview and to hear three of Carl Simmons’s songs.
After forty-odd years, the Joshua Light Show, a psychedelic extravaganza, returned for a week-long residency at the Abrons Art Center.
Named after a Balinese witch goddess, Rangda is three-headed beast of a band. Ben Chasny, Sir Richard Bishop, and jazz/noise/whatever genius drummer Chris Corsano have teamed up to blow minds with their debut album, False Flag.
Fela Kuti has become an even more mythical character in death than he was in life; since his passing, his life and work have attracted a surge of interest. Alex Littlefield discusses the Fela reissues with Brian Long.
Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp is out now. Check out a BOMBsessions video interview from the old folkie days, circa 2009.
Keyboard-to-keyboard and back-to-back, Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly shared an island of two piano benches swaying out compositions as one musician.
BOMBsessions are short docu-music-mentaries featuring live performances by and interviews with musicians. This BOMBsession features the American Primitive guitarist Steve Gunn.
At the New York Public Library on Monday evening, the “Young Lions” forum presented Ezra Koenig, lead singer, guitarist and song-writer of Brooklyn-based band Vampire Weekend in conversation with novelist John Wray.
Analog synth revivalists/futurists Xeno & Oaklander have new a album, Sets & Lights, out now on Wierd Records. BOMBsessions visited them in their Brooklyn studio.
Jeremy Mage interviews conductor/arranger Ulrich Krieger about his experience working with Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music for a performance at Columbia’s Miller Theater this month.
The first track on Yeasayer’s sophomore album, Odd Blood, sounds like infant robots schlepping around in a steel mill, humming work tunes.