Lydia Lunch is the most arresting performer Ive ever seen.
"Come down from the mountainyou have been gone too long, sings Robin Pecknold, singer and songwriter for Washington States Fleet Foxes.
Fun is not a word commonly understood to spearhead subversive politics. Yet when Dan Zanes discusses life and music it becomes clear that fun is the sword with which he fights the good fight.
A jazz musician with a well-honed punk sensibility, Marc Ribot has been a mainstay of New York Citys downtown music scene for more than twenty years.
Cyrill Schläpfer is one of those possessed artists, a bent ethnomusicologist veteran of many journeys into the Alpine countryside.
George Lewiss 676-page magnum opus A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Musichas, after ten years of intensive labor, finally come out.
The Malian percussionist Baye Kouyaté and I first met at a dinner where Bill Jensen and Margrit Lewzcuk were welcoming him back to Brooklyn from time in Tampa, Florida with his fiancée Annette and her two children.