Daoud Tyler-Ameen

Daoud Tyler-Ameen appears in the following:

100%, 'Room 336'

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.


First Listen: Quarterbacks, 'Quarterbacks'

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.


Quarterbacks, 'Not In Luv'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dean Engle follows up his acclaimed single, "Center," with 64 seconds of jangly self-reflection.


Adelyn Rose, 'Perhaps'

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.


Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

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.


Diane Cluck: Tiny Desk Concert

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.


First Listen: Swearin', 'Surfing Strange'

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.


Encore: The Many Musical Careers Of Katie Crutchfield

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.


Waxahatchee, The Lonesome Troubadour

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.


Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

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.


First Listen: Lemuria, 'The Distance Is So Big'

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.


Cayucas Spins A Twinkly Summer Daydream

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."


Music, The Food Of 'Amour'

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Best Picture nominee about two musicians nearing the end of life uses music sparingly but crushingly.


Cesária Évora, Grammy-Winning Cape Verdean Singer, Has Died

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.


Gig Alerts: The Tallest Man on Earth

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.


No Cover: Owen Pallett

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.

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Gig Alerts: Susana Baca

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.


Gig Alerts: Kings Go Forth

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This ten-strong group of soul revivalists plays the Mercury Lounge tonight. Download their fierce dancefloor number, "One Day."


Gig Alerts: Jahdan Blakkamore

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Brooklyn-based MC plays Santos Party House tonight. Download his auto-tune-happy dub track, "The General."


No Cover: Meshell Ndegeocello

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.

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