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Autechre brings its sound machine back to the States.

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Twenty-some years ago, Sean Booth and Robert Brown of English duo Autechre had a eureka moment, when a bottle of soda spilled onto their sampling keyboard during a recording session. It modified the s   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WYATT SCHAFFNER

Mick Jenkins, Friday Sept. 25

Water, water everywhere…

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Some rappers rap about cars. Others rap about weed, money and women. Mick Jenkins raps about water. “It represents truth, very simply,” says the 24-year-old Alabama-born, Chicago   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Mic Check: Prurient

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The best album of 2015 is Prurient’s Frozen Niagara Falls. It’s 91 minutes of huge synthesizer hooks, plaintive acoustic guitar, winding feedback, lush field recordings, haunting spoken vocals and   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Deradoorian: Friday, Sept. 25

A former Dirty Projector goes it alone. Completely alone.

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Angel Deradoorian doesn’t like to name-drop. For anyone writing about her, though, it’s hard to avoid. While playing bass in acclaimed Brooklyn art-rock group Dirty Projectors, she worked on proje   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

The Dad-Machine

A writer raised on Kraftwerk investigates his robot roots.

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A lot of things come to mind when you’re cruising down a rural Hawaiian highway. Vacation. Escape. Adventure. But for me, it mostly brings to mind singing robots. Several years ago, as I was speed   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Introducing Ugly Tarantino

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WHO: Rappers Gums and K-Mass and DJ Lady X. SOUNDS LIKE: 30-somethings partying hard on solid meat-and-potatoes hip-hop with a cinematic flair. FOR FANS OF: J-Zone, Company Flow, Kool Keith, Odd Fut   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 TJ LOVE

Hive Mind

Tyondai Braxton makes abstract music for the people.

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As an experimental musician, Tyondai Braxton is aware that once he starts talking about one of his projects, he is susceptible to sounding like an asshole. It comes with the territory, really. Wheneve   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Ben Folds with yMusic

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[PIANO POP] In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, there was one voice for the sarcastic, slightly disenfranchised small-town or suburban white band-kid, and that voice was Ben Folds. Going to a Ben Fo   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Wavves: Wednesday, Sept. 9

How to rage against the machine—and mostly win.

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Even the stodgiest of punk idealists has to concede that the cultural liberation afforded by a simple Internet connection is, at least in musical terms, more profound than the fall of the Berlin Wall.   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 PETE COTTELL

The Funk Master Flexes

For Damon Riddick, funk is no laughing matter.

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Dam-Funk didn’t sign up to be anyone’s savior.  About a decade ago, when the 44-year-old producer and multi-instrumentalist born Damon Riddick finally decided to make a go of the music care   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER
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