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Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church


Music Stories
[EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone lauded the band’s democra   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Kimbra, Radiation City, Mikky Eko


Music Stories
[SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW] New Zealand singer Kimbra was just a blip on the international pop radar until she appeared on Gotye’s chart-smashing megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know” i   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Young Thug & Travis Scott at Roseland Theater, April 1

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Despite its limitations as a venue, the Roseland Theater is perfect for a certain type of hip-hop show—not legacy acts or old heads, but young, unhinged rappers that just want to turn the entire pit into on sweaty party. On April Fool’s Day, Atlanta weirdo rapper Young Thug and Houston’s Travis Scott hit town for the last stop on their Rodeo Tour, turning a quiet Wednesday night into a...   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2015 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

It’s the Little Things

Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.


Music Stories
When Australian indie-rock band Twerps set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But instead of   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Young Thug, Travis Scott, T Spoon


Music Stories
[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Flashback: Action Bronson at the Roseland, February 2014

An eyewitness account from WW contributor Michael Mannheimer.


Music Stories
“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

Show Preview: Caribou, Koreless


Music Stories
[ELECTRONIC SOUL] Much has been made about Dan Snaith’s inability to stay still. The Canadian musician, who records under the name Caribou, has never made the same record twice, constantly e   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Viet Cong: Mississippi Studios, Tuesday, March 3

When the going got tough, Matt Flegel just got noisier.


Music Stories
When Calgary-based noise-pop band Women split up in 2012, it wasn’t without controversy. Led by brothers Matt and Patrick Flegel, the band had carved out a niche as one of the most innovative    More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nick Jaina, Get It While You Can

Suffering, and reflecting, in silence.


Books
Nick Jaina is not famous. Far from it, really. But the question of what it means to be an artist—and how much pain you’re willing to endure to pursue your art in the quest for something grea   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: And And And, The Failure

The Failure (Party Damage)


Album Reviews
[THE NEW WORKING CLASS] Technically, The Failure is billed as And And And’s official debut full-length, but anyone following the local music scene since 2010 has probably heard at least a fe   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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