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Posted on 10 August 2018 | 5:55 pm
A Photographic Journey Through LA's Live
LA MagazineA Photographic Journey Through LA's Live Music SceneLA MagazineFor more than five decades Santa Monica stalwart McCabe's Guitar Shop has been hosting musical acts in its back room, including Billy Bragg, PJ Harvey, Beck, and hundreds of others. Photographer Art Streiber caught the Molsky's Mountain Drifters, seen ...
Posted on 10 August 2018 | 8:07 am
Ben Khan: Ben Khan review – singular
The GuardianBen Khan: Ben Khan review – singular coiled-lust electropopThe GuardianProducer Flood (U2, the Killers, PJ Harvey) brings little big-budget gloss, but there's a singular and rather fantastical vision nonetheless. Sinister John Carpenter synth sounds emerge like neon beams through a hail of dust, but are put to the service ...
Posted on 10 August 2018 | 2:32 am
Ben Khan's self-titled debut is here! Check
Dork MagazineBen Khan's self-titled debut is here! Check it out in full nowDork MagazineBen Kahn has released his self-titled debut album, out today (10th August) via Dirty Hit. The album was produced alongside Flood (PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails), mixed by Spike Stent (Bjork, Frank Ocean) and mastered by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, M83), and ...
Posted on 9 August 2018 | 4:31 pm
Slothrust share the Origins of bratty new
Consequence of Sound (blog)Slothrust share the Origins of bratty new song “Birthday Cake”: StreamConsequence of Sound (blog)PJ Harvey has inspired me to forget about who I think I am as an artist and just be whoever I want to be in the moment. In writing this record I embraced many adjacent selfs and stepped away from the idea that I had to be the performer. This really ...
Posted on 9 August 2018 | 12:41 pm
Courtney Barnett: A voice you need to hear
The very best rock ’n’ roll is about living in the moment as if there might not be another—“be here now” to the extreme, and to the point where being anywhere else doesn’t even seem like an option. That’s how I felt when I first saw Australian guitarist, singer, and songwriter Courtney Barnett leading a hard-hitting trio through the last of her eight sets at SXSW 2015 . And that sense of ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:09 am
My Beauty Life: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor on her mother's stage make-up, her beauty ethos and the icon that inspires her look
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:48 am
Perfume Genius Ready To 'Go A Little
The line between pop and avant-garde music can be breached by as little — or as much — as a change in tempo, a jagged chord change, an inscrutable lyric or a sudden, exaggerated sonic effect.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 6:37 am
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were
Often compared to Ani DiFranco and PJ Harvey (by the dubious logic that says that artists who don’t sing in the English language must inevitably be compared with ones who do), Consoli performs punchy, hook-laden pop-rock that’s as instantly appealing ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:29 am
5 Concerts to Catch This Weekend
It didn't take them long to get noticed. Her major label debut, Kicker, came out earlier this year and it features her haunting vocals (think of a folk-y PJ Harvey). Tonight's show at the Grog will be her first-ever in Northeast Ohio. (Jeff Niesel), 8:30 ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:29 pm
Ed Skrein: Hoodlum, swimming coach, rapper,
But he also found the time to complete a degree in fine arts at Central Saint Martin’s College (alma mater of Alexander McQueen, Jarvis Cocker and PJ Harvey). “Yeah, that was such a wonderful time,” he says. “That was the beginning of my creative ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:14 pm
Ask Polly: Why Is Everyone Succeeding Except
Did I admire the world's most renowned academics and novelists, the world's most celebrated rock stars? No, I admired Matt Groening and PJ Harvey and Mike Judge and Kate Bush and David Foster Wallace and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Björk. I admired determined ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:35 pm
Big Gigs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: State Fair
Despite the challenges, her material is both amiable and alluring — she operates in a musical and philosophical zone between the pixie-dust of Björk and the hardscrabble of PJ Harvey while clearly being influenced by both. Her new, third CD ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:00 am