June 25, 2017
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Love is Blind

Ithaca’s The Blind Spots may just surprise you

Music Features The scene will probably go a little something like this: Band climbs onstage at Boxcar, front woman with shockingly powerful voice belts out like a motherfucker, audience remembers they enjoy honest, solid rock...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Alex De Vore

Saint Peter

Congrats, Pete Williams—you’re the coolest dude in town

Music Features Peter Williams hopes to recapture the love of swing and down ’n’ dirty juke-joint honky-tonk—and spread it—at his open-to-the-public workshop series.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Alex De Vore

Siren Song

Paris Mancini loops the loop

Music Features I’ve mentioned Paris Mancini’s bizarre looping musical project P S I R E N S before, but now you’ll have a chance to check her out for yourself at two upcoming shows here in town.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Alex De Vore

Dawes-some

Los Angeles’ Dawes rolls with the punches

Music Features Dawes is evolving. Or has already. Either way, the Los Angeles band has shed at least some of their folky pop gestalt for patient ruminations on the usual suspects—loss and love and mortality—with their fif...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Alex De Vore

Control Freak

Moldover builds his own musical empire

Music Features No one is taking sides per se (naw, I totally am), but there’s a definite disconnect between fans of electronically made music and actual instrumentation, or at least there has been … in my mind.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Alex De Vore

Wisdom Lost, Wisdom Found

What I learned about life, music, the universe, everything while I was totally unconscious and having my wisdom teeth removed

Music Features Last week, after years of putting it off (and only because my ladyfriend was like, “Dude, get your life together!”), I had my wisdom teeth yanked.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Alex De Vore

Franken-Right

Donavon Frankenreiter brings his family to town

Music Features Singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter gets tied to surf-bum troubadour Jack Johnson a little too often. This is, frankly, a bit of a drag, as Frankenreiter’s style comes across as more personal and consider...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Alex De Vore

Snap, Crackle—Pop

Nearly two decades later, Vanilla Pop keeps it going

Music Features Taos’ Vanilla Pop is kind of mysterious. Yet, as far back as most everyone can remember, they’ve always been there: Al Dente and Lester Moore, creeper mustaches, emotionless faces, shiny outfits and all.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Alex De Vore

Gimme Shelter

Composer, vocalist craft songs for Syria

Music Features “A lot of why I’m a singer and why I love vocal music is because I get to tap into these saturated emotional states,” Tara Khozein says. “For me, the only reason to sing something is if you’re in a st...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Alex De Vore

¡Doce!

Twelve reasons to love Sex on Vinyl XII

Music Features Love and Sex issue—Sex on Vinyl XII… It’s apt, no? Indeed. In fact, DJ Melanie Moore’s annual DJ-palooza reaches 12 years old this weekend, and 12 is pretty nuts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Alex De Vore
 
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