.

Contributor

145 items by Kevin O'Donnell

  • Live: Neurosis and Mastodon Blow the Doors Off a Temple

    Live: Neurosis and Mastodon Blow the Doors Off a Temple | ARTICLE

    It was the perfect setting for a metal showdown: a dilapidated Masonic temple in Brooklyn. Even better: this was the first area show in four years from Oakland experimental metal band Neurosis. The group — fronted by...

    January 25, 2008 5:12 PM ET
  • Live At Piedmont Park

    Live At Piedmont Park | ALBUM REVIEW

    For Dave Matthews fans, live recordings don't capture the full spectrum of the concert experience, particularly the preshow tailgate, a long-standing ritual that's crucial: The consumption of recreational comestibles helps transform DMB's jammed-out folk-pop tunes at least...

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • Artist to Watch: MGMT

    Artist to Watch: MGMT | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 1040 from November 29, 2007. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium...

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • "Until the End of Time"

    "Until the End of Time" | SONG REVIEW

    This schmaltzy R&B slow jam is a bonus cut from the too-soon deluxe reissue of Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds for a reason. Over third-rate...

    November 15, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Sufjan Stevens Unveils Ode to NYC Highway With Hula-Hoops, Orchestra

    Sufjan Stevens Unveils Ode to NYC Highway With Hula-Hoops, Orchestra | ARTICLE

    Last night, Sufjan Stevens performed at the plush Brooklyn Academy of Music. But when a venue feels compelled to post a sign that reads "Warning: Flashing Strobe Lights During Performance," you know the show isn't geared at...

    November 2, 2007 1:36 PM ET
  • CMJ 2007, Night Two: Dan Deacon, Deerhunter and No Age

    CMJ 2007, Night Two: Dan Deacon, Deerhunter and No Age | ARTICLE

    One thousand or so bands (give or take a few shaggy haircuts) hit New York City every fall for the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day band-a-palooza where new acts get noticed (see Arcade Fire) and scores more...

    October 18, 2007 2:30 PM ET
  • CMJ 2007, Night One: The Most Serene Republic, Dean and Britta

    CMJ 2007, Night One: The Most Serene Republic, Dean and Britta | ARTICLE

    One thousand or so bands (give or take a few shaggy haircuts) hit New York City every fall for the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day band-a-palooza where new acts get noticed (see Arcade Fire) and scores more...

    October 17, 2007 5:29 PM ET
  • Dave Grohl: The Six-Pack Q&A

    Dave Grohl: The Six-Pack Q&A | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone posed six questions to Foo Fighters frontman/proud papa/punk aficionado Dave Grohl. He bowed down to Bad Brains, revealed that Neil Young has a teepee and admitted a weakness for private jets and cigarettes. What's the most...

    August 15, 2007 9:12 AM ET
  • "LoveStoned (Justice Remix)"

    "LoveStoned (Justice Remix)" | SONG REVIEW

    The French dance-floor duo lay it on thick with staccato disco strings, slap-back synth bass, metal-machine sonics and an in-your-face pulse until the groove...

    August 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Thurston Moore: The Six-Pack Q&A

    Thurston Moore: The Six-Pack Q&A | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone posed six questions to Sonic Youth singer-guitarist/record exec/general cool guy Thurston Moore. He spoke out in favor of noise rock, Yoko Ono and his right to be a snooty music expert in the school cafeteria. Name...

    August 6, 2007 12:04 PM ET
  • Dispatch at Madison Square Garden: What Does a Three-Piece Jam Band Do Behind the Scenes?

    Dispatch at Madison Square Garden: What Does a Three-Piece Jam Band Do Behind the Scenes? | ARTICLE

    July 16, 2007 6:48 PM ET
  • New Radiohead Music: Paul Is Dead!

    New Radiohead Music: Paul Is Dead! | ARTICLE

    Over the weekend, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich combined snippets of new Radiohead tracks into an MP3 called "A Bit of Tape From the Studio." The whole thing's pretty wonky, but you can hear samples of songs Radiohead...

    June 18, 2007 12:44 PM ET
  • Feist Thrills Hipsters and Old Folks Alike in New York

    Feist Thrills Hipsters and Old Folks Alike in New York | ARTICLE

    Last night in New York, a mixed crowd of young hipsters and easy-going middle-agers packed into Town Hall for the second of Feist's sold out gigs. Most of the crowd seemed psyched they could score a ticket...

    June 13, 2007 6:43 PM ET
  • Bjork Disses Bob Dylan, Plans Tour

    Bjork Disses Bob Dylan, Plans Tour | ARTICLE

    "Sometimes the recording of the album is just the beginning," says Bjork when asked about her upcoming world tour, which has her trekking across Europe for the outdoor festival circuit. "You don't know which song is going...

    June 1, 2007 4:13 PM ET
  • Mastodon, the Grammy-Nominated Kings of Metal, Bring Live Show to New York

    Mastodon, the Grammy-Nominated Kings of Metal, Bring Live Show to New York | ARTICLE

    New York City got its ass kicked last night, when a killer three-band bill -- including Saddle Creek indie-shredders Cursive, Gainesville punks Against Me! and Atlanta metal kings Mastodon -- descended on Roseland Ballroom. Each group turned...

    May 18, 2007 1:31 PM ET
  • "Chemtrails"

    "Chemtrails" | SONG REVIEW

    Beck spent over two months in an L.A. studio with producer Danger Mouse, comparing notes on their favorite Sixties psychedelic records while recording...

    April 19, 2007 12:05 PM ET
  • Colorado 88

    Colorado 88 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Long before Phish replaced the Grateful Dead as America's greatest jam band, the foursome was one goofy-ass bar act. This three-CD set documents Phish's first trip outside their Northeast stomping ground: a 1988 seven-date tour in the...

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • CMJ Madness: Mute Math Loves Jesus But Isn't Terrible

    CMJ Madness: Mute Math Loves Jesus But Isn't Terrible | ARTICLE

    We should probably mention right off the bat that New Orleans foursome Mute Math is kinda sorta a Christian rock band. Despite this, they a) sound nothing like Creed and b) never flat-out name-check Jesus. In fact,...

    November 2, 2006 5:38 PM ET
  • Medeski Martin and Wood Prove Their Hip Quotient at CMJ

    Medeski Martin and Wood Prove Their Hip Quotient at CMJ | ARTICLE

    Say what you will about jam bands, you gotta give Medeski Martin and Wood props. What other group can get a room full of people to dance to freakin' keyboard jazz? MMW did just that when the...

    November 1, 2006 6:01 PM ET
  • Beck's Rock & Roll Puppet Show Hits NYC

    Beck's Rock & Roll Puppet Show Hits NYC | ARTICLE

    Beck's latest album, The Information, isn't just an album -- it's a multimedia masterwork. With a design-your-own-cover courtesy of some super-fly stickers and a bonus disc of homemade, lo-fi music videos to boot, the cryptic troubador...

    October 19, 2006 1:14 AM ET
www.expandtheroom.com