Recent little bits / Alden Penner

Calexico interview on Pitchfork. I wish I could still use the prefix ‘hometown heroes’ because I love that. Tucson represent. A lil’ Goldfrapp review and a lil’ profile of The Appleseed Cast for Spin’s band of the day. I was ...

Islands-Metric / Webster Hall

Looking for Big Hassle’s Sophie in Webster Hall’s balcony– Me: Hello, are you from Big Hassle? Girls: No, we’re from Canada. And so 80% of the night went. I love the Canadian invasion, by the way–Islands are joyful, AIDS Wolf ...

Wolf Eyes, Pig Destroyer, Man Man

Oh, hello. A few updates: My review of Man Man’s Six Demon Bag is up on PopMatters right now. Interview with the band for Pitchfork coming soon. I had brunch with Man Man a couple weeks ago, then interviewed them last week. I think they’re ...

kanye west interview

jessica at CMJ: kanye jessica at CMJ: mr. west, don’t mean to be disrespectful! kanyewestgood: lol thanks for the respect but im just like u kanyewestgood: except im a guy kanyewestgood: haha jessica at CMJ: ha! This is for real. Pretty hard-hitting ...