Posts Tagged: Previews

Moving portraiture by Julian Opie

“…the subject stands as regal and motionless as a Rembrandt or Rubens. But then she blinks.”

Moving portraiture by Julian Opie

“…the subject stands as regal and motionless as a Rembrandt or Rubens. But then she blinks.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

Interview: Masa Hidaka

“Joe [Strummer] called and said: ‘Masa, I’m coming. Is there anything you want me to bring?’ And I said: ‘Bring wood.'”

Interview: Masa Hidaka

“Joe [Strummer] called and said: ‘Masa, I’m coming. Is there anything you want me to bring?’ And I said: ‘Bring wood.'”

Interview: Deerhoof

“I wouldn’t call it compromise, but maybe I’m having a knee-jerk reaction to that word.”

Interview: Deerhoof

“I wouldn’t call it compromise, but maybe I’m having a knee-jerk reaction to that word.”

Interview: M.I.A.

“I have to learn how to make gasoline out of coconut oil…”

Interview: M.I.A.

“I have to learn how to make gasoline out of coconut oil…”

Interview: The Go! Team

“…I did want it to sound action-packed…”

Interview: The Go! Team

“…I did want it to sound action-packed…”

Interview: Yo La Tengo

“The tone of the questions really freaked me out. They were all in past tense. I felt like I was already dead.”

Interview: Yo La Tengo

“The tone of the questions really freaked me out. They were all in past tense. I felt like I was already dead.”

Interview: Broken Social Scene & Stars

“It’s like you’re making a painting and someone comes along and throws a blue splotch in the corner and you’re like, ‘Why the f**k did you put that blue splotch there?’…”

Interview: Broken Social Scene & Stars

“It’s like you’re making a painting and someone comes along and throws a blue splotch in the corner and you’re like, ‘Why the f**k did you put that blue splotch there?’…”

Live Music Preview: LCD Sound System

“…like a drum machine fighting off a mosh pit with a shovel…”

Live Music Preview: LCD Sound System

“…like a drum machine fighting off a mosh pit with a shovel…”

Live Music Preview: Death From Above 1979

“…sure to scrape the walls and shatter furniture — that is, if you can fit it through the door”

Live Music Preview: Death From Above 1979

“…sure to scrape the walls and shatter furniture — that is, if you can fit it through the door”

Live Music Preview/Interview: The Faint

“Chunky, growling basslines now compete with synth frequencies that could cut glass and curdle milk.”

Live Music Preview/Interview: The Faint

“Chunky, growling basslines now compete with synth frequencies that could cut glass and curdle milk.”

Interview: Los Lobos

“…how many bands create challenging music for 30 years? Most just play their hits for the millionth time . . .”

Interview: Los Lobos

“…how many bands create challenging music for 30 years? Most just play their hits for the millionth time . . .”

Shake it, baby, shake it

“If your lower extremities didn’t gyrate instinctively to last year’s album, ‘Kish Kash,’ make an appointment with a cognitive therapist.”

Shake it, baby, shake it

“If your lower extremities didn’t gyrate instinctively to last year’s album, ‘Kish Kash,’ make an appointment with a cognitive therapist.”

Interview: DMX Krew

“Do you prefer eating or drinking?”

Interview: DMX Krew

“Do you prefer eating or drinking?”

Live Music Preview: Junior Senior

“…toast of pop-culture intelligentsia they ain’t, but [they] have a knack for making booties bounce.”

Live Music Preview: Junior Senior

“…toast of pop-culture intelligentsia they ain’t, but [they] have a knack for making booties bounce.”

Interview: Lightning Bolt

“We had some surprise visits from building inspectors,” he says, chuckling, “and the whole area was condemned.”

Interview: Lightning Bolt

“We had some surprise visits from building inspectors,” he says, chuckling, “and the whole area was condemned.”

Interview: Ben Harper

“That’s what’s pushed [my voice] to where it is.”

Interview: Ben Harper

“That’s what’s pushed [my voice] to where it is.”

Live Music Preview: Bob Log III

“…his three favorite things: scotch, women and, um, women…”

Live Music Preview: Bob Log III

“…his three favorite things: scotch, women and, um, women…”

Live Music Preview: Robert Randolph

“…these riffs are searing, unadulterated joy — too hot for heaven and too sweet for hell.”

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Live Music Preview: Robert Randolph

“…these riffs are searing, unadulterated joy — too hot for heaven and too sweet for hell.”

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Live Music Preview: The Mooney Suzuki

“TMS sling around keyboard soul and late ’60s power chords like a pair of 50-pound hammers.”

Live Music Preview: The Mooney Suzuki

“TMS sling around keyboard soul and late ’60s power chords like a pair of 50-pound hammers.”

Live Music Preview: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“Oh, the joy of being the ‘it’ band…”

Live Music Preview: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“Oh, the joy of being the ‘it’ band…”

Fuji’s hipper hop

“…beats as thick, dark and sticky as the back of your stove.”

Fuji’s hipper hop

“…beats as thick, dark and sticky as the back of your stove.”

Interview: Asylum Street Spankers

“Everywhere we go there’ll be some kid with a Mohawk and black fingernail polish who’s brought his grandparents.”

Interview: Asylum Street Spankers

“Everywhere we go there’ll be some kid with a Mohawk and black fingernail polish who’s brought his grandparents.”

Concert Preview: Q & not U

“… pushing power-punk to the dance floor for a drunken pirouette.”

Concert Preview: Q & not U

“… pushing power-punk to the dance floor for a drunken pirouette.”

Interview: The Breeders

“Do you love them? Yeah. Do they make you insane sometimes? Yeah. “

Interview: The Breeders

“Do you love them? Yeah. Do they make you insane sometimes? Yeah. “

Concert Preview: The Sea and Cake

“Post-rock seems to have been born a genre already approaching middle age. “

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Concert Preview: The Sea and Cake

“Post-rock seems to have been born a genre already approaching middle age. “

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Concert Preview: Doves

“…gloom-free effects and soaring optimism search for silver linings in the murkiest Mancunian skies.”

Concert Preview: Doves

“…gloom-free effects and soaring optimism search for silver linings in the murkiest Mancunian skies.”

Interview: Janet Klein

“I am not a songwriter, I am a treasure hunter. “

Interview: Janet Klein

“I am not a songwriter, I am a treasure hunter. “

Concert Preview: The Music

“Bass and drums soon step in, laying down powder-keg rhythms. Then it is vocalist Robert Harvey, The Music’s centerpiece, who lights the match.”

Concert Preview: The Music

“Bass and drums soon step in, laying down powder-keg rhythms. Then it is vocalist Robert Harvey, The Music’s centerpiece, who lights the match.”

Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra

“What better place to capture that uninhibited elation they create than at Buddy’s, where the crowd has swarmed so thick and sweaty that people have very literally hung from the rafters to see them?”

Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra

“What better place to capture that uninhibited elation they create than at Buddy’s, where the crowd has swarmed so thick and sweaty that people have very literally hung from the rafters to see them?”

Live Music Preview: Money Mark

“More accustomed to playing in basements than at center-stage, it took time for him to adjust to the spotlight. He once called live shows ‘a tug-of-war without a rope.'”

Live Music Preview: Money Mark

“More accustomed to playing in basements than at center-stage, it took time for him to adjust to the spotlight. He once called live shows ‘a tug-of-war without a rope.'”