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  • Julian Koster Talks New Music Tapes Album and Carnivalesque Tour

    Julian Koster Talks New Music Tapes Album and Carnivalesque Tour | ARTICLE

    For Julian Koster – Music Tapes leader, singing saw-playing catalyst of the Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel member – everything is "amazing and kind of terrible" these days. Koster recently returned from Athens, perennial home of...

    September 9, 2012 10:03 AM ET
  • Mission of Burma Reflect on Their Second Round of Success

    Mission of Burma Reflect on Their Second Round of Success | ARTICLE

    After ten years and four albums, it no longer seems right to call Mission of Burma's current existence a "reunion." Disbanded in 1983, they were always more than a punk band, anyway, despite their following in the...

    July 9, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • Aaron Freeman, a.k.a. Gene Ween, Releases Solo Debut

    Aaron Freeman, a.k.a. Gene Ween, Releases Solo Debut | ARTICLE

    Aaron Freeman is better known as "Gene Ween," his funny-voiced alter-ego that has sung as one half of cult-duo Ween since 1984. But today (May 8th), Freeman releases Marvelous Clouds, an irony-free collection covering songs by kitsch...

    May 8, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Tropicalia Legends Os Mutantes Reunite for U.S. Shows

    Tropicalia Legends Os Mutantes Reunite for U.S. Shows | ARTICLE

    On July 21st, Brazilian psychedelic legends Os Mutantes, once known for their outrageous multimedia spectacles, will reunite for their first tour since 1973. The shows will be the first ever in the U.S. for the group. "Anyone...

    July 20, 2006 3:28 PM ET
  • Yo La Tengo Celebrate 20

    Yo La Tengo Celebrate 20 | ARTICLE

    By the glow of a plastic menorah in the back room of Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey, Yo La Tengo have been celebrating Hanukah -- as well as their own twentieth anniversary -- on the same cramped...

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Members Get Busy

    Phish Members Get Busy | ARTICLE

    Two months after disbanding, the former members of Phish are getting busy. In October, ex-frontman Trey Anastasio returned to his Vermont studio, the Barn, to work on a pair of projects. Spending the bulk of the month...

    November 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Decemberists Get Religion

    Decemberists Get Religion | ARTICLE

    On the heels of the July release of The Tain EP, the Decemberists spent August in a Baptist church in their native Portland, Oregon, tracking new songs for their third record. Produced by Death Cab for Cutie...

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Say a Wet Goodbye

    Phish Say a Wet Goodbye | ARTICLE

    Thousands of devoted Phish fans abandoned their cars along Vermont's Interstate 91 and hiked upwards of fifteen miles to reach the Coventry festival, the twenty-year-old jam band's final performances. Record precipitation resulted in a badly muddied 600-acre concert...

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rain Can't Ruin Bonnaroo

    Rain Can't Ruin Bonnaroo | ARTICLE

    There is nothing quite like Bonnaroo. Now in its third year, the Tennessee festival – held June 10th through 14th in Manchester – once again fused the close-quarters overload of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival...

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jam Bands Get Out the Vote

    Jam Bands Get Out the Vote | ARTICLE

    Stars of the jam band world will gather at Manhattan's B.B. King's on Monday to benefit HeadCount, a voter registration organization targeted at live music fans. Performers will include Phish bassist Mike Gordon (playing an improvised set with...

    June 4, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Trey Takes Up Conducting

    Trey Takes Up Conducting | ARTICLE

    "If there's one thing I discovered since I came back from [Phish's two-year] hiatus, it's that you can't go backwards," guitarist Trey Anastasio said last Thursday, the day before his twenty-year-old Vermont jam band decided to break...

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Back at the Barn

    Phish Back at the Barn | ARTICLE

    After working with classical ensembles on his instrumental Seis de Mayo (due April 6th), Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is excited to be writing for the twenty-year-old jam band again. "It's about trying to figure out what Phish does...

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
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