The Time Man Forever and William Basinski Collaborated

It would be hard to think of two artists who we’re more fond of at Vol.1 Brooklyn than Kid Millions and William Basinski. One is the drummer whose work with Oneida and Man Forever; the other is the composer behind such works as The Disintegration Loops and A Red Score in Tile. As part of this year’s Ecstatic Music Festival, the two collaborated, and WQXR has images from their performance up now, as well as a recording, which you can hear below. […]

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Afternoon Bites: Bikini Kill Oral History, Brian Eno’s Collaborations, David Foster Wallace’s Nonfiction, and More

Jessica Hopper put together an oral history of Bikini Kill’s first EP. Which all of you should go read right now, essentially. L’Etoile on a new exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s work. D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace’s nonfiction. Douglas Wolk on Brian Eno’s many collaborations. There will be an Occupy Sandy benefit concert on Saturday. Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi breaks down how much his bands have received in royalties from streaming audio services. Triple Canopy […]

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Afternoon Bites: Warren Ellis, Tim Kinsella, Oneida, and more

“There was no decision to be made if it was set in a bar; it was a question of where adults interact. Most adults are living cloistered lives in seclusion. They cross paths at bars. ” At The AV Club, Nicki Yowell interviews Tim Kinsella on his new novel, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense. Also mentioned: the novel he’s working on now. Warren Ellis delivers an essay on digital distribution of comics, longform serialization, and more. Mentioned: his own Freakangels; […]

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Band Booking: Kid Millions of Oneida

Posted by Tobias Carroll Kid Millions plays drums and sometimes sings in the longstanding Brooklyn-based rock band Oneida. This is both a true statement and one that feels woefully inadequate to properly describe (a)the skill with which the man plays drums, and (b)how utterly compelling Oneida’s music is, both live and recorded. In recent years, he’s also made music as part of People of the North, Man Forever, and Soldiers of Fortune; he’s also taken the time to discuss books with one […]

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Bites: Karen Russell all Over the Place, Remembering Reagan, Spinoza, Rick Moody on Rock Books and More

Karen Russell talks to the Bat Segundo Show about her latest book, Swamplandia! The book was also the cover story for the Sunday Book Review. To celebrate 100 years of Reagan, Mother Jones digs up a 1984 issue that included Kurt Vonnegut, Studs Terkel, Al Franken and a bunch of fantastic artwork that tries to imagine what four more years of The Gipper would hold. “I am putting my money on Spinoza and not on Descartes.” – Commentator for this […]

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