Daoud Tyler-Ameen appears in the following:
Monday, February 23, 2015
Elaiza Santos sings as if from under the covers: half-whispers sinking into layers of guitar, submerging all but their most sibilant peaks.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
With 19 songs in just 22 minutes, Quarterbacks offers pop melodies at punk speed and a reminder that love and hurt needn't always be rendered at epic scale.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Dean Engle follows up his acclaimed single, "Center," with 64 seconds of jangly self-reflection.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In moments layered with contradiction, singer Addie Strei traces the outline of a lover who is at once there and not there.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Certain musical rhythms trip us up: We try to dance or count along and keep losing our place. Two musicians explain what makes some beats so slippery, and what butter has to do with making them stick.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Watching Cluck perform jams the senses. It's almost easier to imagine some tiny spirit in her chest is controlling the action, turning a pitch wheel with one hand and a tone knob with the other.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The quartet harnessed tension on its 2012 debut, delivering fierce, fuzzy pop songs that could be sweet or sharp, depending who sang them. On its second album, Swearin' is up from two singers to three, and the personalities at play are even more distinct.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Alabama-born singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield broke through to a bigger audience last year by releasing an aching, bare-bones solo album. Her follow-up album came out in March.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Alabama-born singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield who broke through to a bigger audience last year by releasing an aching, bare-bones solo album. Her follow-up album just came out.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
At 24, Katie Crutchfield has already had multiple careers as a musician. She broke through last year with an aching, bare-bones solo album — but the follow-up, Cerulean Salt, has roots in her years playing underground punk shows.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
The band's third album continues a tradition of songs that unfold like mini-suites, hopscotching from one melodic figure or time signature to the next with a playwright's sense of structure.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Zach Yudin is one of those brainy, studio-savvy musicians who can get a sound out of any instrument he picks up. On his debut as Cayucas, he indulges summer nostalgia from a healthy distance. Hear "A Summer Thing."
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Best Picture nominee about two musicians nearing the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Nicknamed the "barefoot diva," Évora was perhaps the most widely known performer of morna, a style of music indigenous to Cape Verde. She was 70.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Blog-buzzy Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man on Earth, plays Webster hall tonight. Download his "King of Spain" here.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Owen Pallett, the violin-pop mastermind formerly known as Final Fantasy, recently took the stage of the Grand Ballroom at Webster Hall. Stream his entire set right here.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The Afro-Peruvian singer songwriter takes the stage at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Download her take on "El Bosque Armado (La Canoa)," penned by the Peruvian great Chabuca Granda.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This ten-strong group of soul revivalists plays the Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their fierce dancefloor number, "One Day."
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Brooklyn-based MC plays Santos Party House tonight. Download his auto-tune-happy dub track, "The General."
Monday, April 19, 2010
The genre-defying songwriter performed three midnight sets at Joe's Pub earlier this month. Stream one of them in its entirety here.