Wednesday Dec 4
Something Else! Reviews
Slack Armada - Slack Armada
James Hrabak turns the suddenly resurgent shoegaze subgenre on its heels, then shoves it out on the dance floor, with a new self-titled, beats-focused EP.
UK Electronic-Music Mavericks Hopkins, Clark, and Fake at Crocodile
Three classy Brits fill out this Decibel -curated lineup. Nathan Fake makes pretty, occasionally glitchy techno that colors outside the grid in pastel hues.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Evan Ziporyn: musical cross-pollinator
Sometimes the best guidance is provided unwittingly, like the kind Sonny Rollins delivered through his playing to a 20-something musician in the tenor sax titan's concert audience: "I got this territory covered.
Whoops another gig
It seems like everyone from the BBC's Mark Mardell to the Bishop of Norwich turns out to be a closet Lou Reed fan - the bishop sounding vaguely ashamed to confess that he hadn't started a band after buying the original Velvet Underground album.