Gilbert Hernandez talked to the ComiXologist about his new graphic novel Julio’s Day. The Atlantic Wire’s Spring books preview should help your to-read lists expand in epic fashion. Richard Metzger looks back on David Byrne’s opera The Catherine Wheel. When D & D meets Oblique Strategies… The Men’s Ben Greenberg on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Alisa Louise Merchant’s essay “Bleakness. Laughter. Liberation?” is very much worth your time. Masha Gessen is asked about Russian reactions to The Americans. Matthew Perpetua on […]
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Light Moving’s Debut, Yeti Listener Hour, New Ben Katchor, xTx Interviewed, and More
“Part of Chelsea Light Moving’s aesthetic evolves from Moore’s art punk historian status, and the three initial singles work that professorial thread. “Frank O’Hara Hit” is a conspiracy theory about a date that brings together O’Hara, Dylan, Jagger and Moore himself.” Scott Branson on the debut from Chelsea Light Moving. Yeti‘s Mike McGonigal has started a podcast series, the Yeti Listener Hour. Volumes one and two are now up. xTx talked with The Outlet. And if you liked that, perhaps […]
“Endless Boogie gets one over on other longform rock outfits like Wooden Shjips because they don’t make it look easy. Some of these other jammy/think-they’re-rockin’ outfits are content to just ride a groove until they think no one’s listening anymore. Endless Boogie goes a lot deeper.” Doug Mosurock on Endless Boogie’s Long Island. Joyland’s podcast, Truth & Fiction, features Emily Schultz in conversation with Emily St. John Mandel. A while back, we wrote about Survival Knife, featuring a few former […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Two of the three albums in Thurston Moore’s solo canon are masterpieces (I can’t vouch for the 1999 record, Vouch, because I haven’t listened to it, also because it’s such a massive collaborative effort, that I feel weird calling it ‘solo’). Psychic Hearts and Trees Outside the Academy are records that are nearly as crucial as any of his work in Sonic Youth (please note the stress on the word “nearly”), and are both full of […]
At Imprint. Pretty much the best interview you will read today.
I liked the Beck Record Club thing before, but Thurston Moore improvising lyrics over Yanni is taking things to a whole new level.
Over at Arthur, Thurston Moore and Bryan Coley discuss (among other things) poetry. Whatever generation it is now of the St. Marks Poetry Project New York School is beyond us, we stopped counting as soon as we saw Anselm Berrigan running the joint, remembering him as a kid banging around the folding chairs at the Project really not that long ago. Time flies in real time and in poet time and the last decade of young poets around that scene […]
Over at Arthur, some news about Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal: “Issue #10 of Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal will be published and presented at White Columns as an expanded event/exhibition. A stapled issue will be created during the show. Pages from each of the ten journals will be exhibited as enlarged wall pieces, including the heretofore unpublished issue #9, [in keeping with the journals every-third-issue a theme issue, i.e., #3 was themed “cunnilingus,” #6 was “punk,”—with #9’s theme “pot”].” […]