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After 30 years, Chicago Provocateurs Cheer-Accident Settle Into Prog Pop
Published 06/25/2014 at 10:33 a.m.
In small type on the back cover of Cheer-Accident’s 2003 album Introducing Lemon are the words, “It freshens up the salad, but wilts the lettuce.” That statement works as an apt metaphorical summation of a certain strain of the Chicago ...
Local Experimental Quartet Horcerer Makes Every Show an Experience
Published 05/28/2014 at 11:37 a.m.
Horcerer doesn’t sound quite like any other band in Knoxville. In fact, it’s a good bet they don’t sound like any band anywhere on the planet right now, though it’s possible some East European goths who’ve spent too much time ...
Moogfest 2014 Recap
Published 04/30/2014 at 10:36 a.m. 1 Comment
According to Twitter, just about every act in attendance either crushed, killed, or destroyed this year’s Moogfest in Asheville, N.C. But three acts actually went beyond fan hyperbole and actually did some damage at their respected venues.
U.K. Psychedelic Shoegaze Band Loop Gives it Another Go
Published 04/23/2014 at 11:01 a.m.
It’s become a fairly familiar story, but a no less exciting one for those caught up in it: A band releases a few albums, tours a bit, has modest success, calls it quits after a few years, is posthumously influential ...
Asheville's Moogfest Returns Without AC Entertainment
Published 04/16/2014 at 10:39 a.m.
If you’re experiencing a comedown now that the Big Ears festival has come and gone, or if you’re looking for a festival with more of an electronic music focus, take heart, because Moogfest is now just a week away.
Big Ears 2014: Susanna
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Though Susanna Wallumrød has been a member of numerous bands in her native Norway, she is best known abroad for her work with keyboardist Morten Qvenild in Susanna and the Magical Orchestra. The two have recorded an eclectic variety of ...
Big Ears 2014: Oneohtrix Point Never
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:28 p.m.
Daniel Lopatin is one of the most discussed and celebrated avant-electronic musicians of recent years. He’s been highly influential on more forward-thinking electronic musicians, and, along with James Ferraro, a major touchstone for the hyperactive, consumer culture–critiquing genre vaporwave (and, ...
Big Ears 2014: Lonnie Holley
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:27 p.m.
Where most of us see garbage, Lonnie Holley sees raw material for a sculpture. While all of us have thousands of fleeting thoughts a day, here and gone in an instant, never to be recalled again, Holley turns his into ...
Big Ears 2014: Keiji Haino
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:25 p.m.
Keiji Haino is a legend, a hero, and an inspiration to many underground musicians. With his lengthy improvised solos, poetic album track titles, and haunting voice, there is no one else quite like him.
Big Ears 2014: Tim Hecker
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:24 p.m.
Throughout seven albums and numerous EPs and collaborations, Tim Hecker has blended the seemingly disparate sounds of ambient and noise to create music that holds a barbed sort of loveliness. In a typical Hecker track, ethereal electronic tones mingle with ...