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Flashback: Action Bronson at the Roseland, February 2014

An eyewitness account from WW contributor Michael Mannheimer.


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“On what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland  to accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke    More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Q&A: Laura Gibson

Moments before her apartment caught fire, Laura Gibson spoke about singing into New York’s noise.


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Her first week in New York, on the way to her first classes in the creative writing program at Hunter College, Laura Gibson stepped off a curb and broke her foot. To some, that would register as   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.


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Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month, the Ohio singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, released an album of Elliott Smith co   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Dylan Stark


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Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny, midmorning dance party on a tropical ecotour at the bittersweet end of your trip to the Amazon. For fans of: The Field, D   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland


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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)


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A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Info Overload

Rasheed Jamal has a lot on his mind. He put it all on his great new album.


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A conversation with Rasheed Jamal is like falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. One minute you’re talking about Allen Iverson shoe commercials, then caste systems, then Jean Baudrillard’s Si   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Girls in Trouble


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Who: Alicia Jo Rabins (vocals, violin), Aaron Hartman (bass).   Sounds like: Soaring folk ballads mixed with dark 1990s alt-rock and Jewish theology. For fans of: Andrew Bird, Nina Nastasia, th   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Red Baraat: Monday, March 23, at Mississippi Studios

It’s a party in the U.S.A.—and Northern India.


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Good party music, like most of the world’s best comfort food, is a form of stew—high-energy melodies, swinging rhythms and the ability to force people onto their feet combined with local fla   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

Show Preview: Turquoise Jeep, Vinnie Dewayne, Maze Koroma


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[FRAT-HOUSE TRAP] If the schlocky kegger rap of the Turquoise Jeep collective feels like a giant joke, what’s more absurd than the cheeseball approach to hip-hop standards of sex, drugs and sw   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PETE COTTELL
 

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