Hindsight: The Walkmen @ The Ogden

Image by Ashley Poskin Father John Misty nearly upstaged the headliner last Monday at the Ogden Theatre. Known for his eccentricity, Joshua Tillman’s (lead for FJM) swiveling hips and eclectic perform...

Holidaze: 4/20 411

Despite myriad health benefits and massive tax revenue, Uncle Sam could technically take a weed whacker to our country's rapidly growing medical marijuana industry at any moment. That fact obviously doesn't...

Mash-up Pastiche: Girl Talk

Getting paid to play other people's music might seem like an easy way to make a living. Maybe that's why everyone and their MILF is a DJ these days—all the benefits of rock stardom are possible, without out all the creative hassle of composition. Greg Gillis exists somewhere in between. All Day, his latest mash-up pastiche as Girl Talk, doesn't feature a single original note, but it does distill hundreds of samples—373 to be exact—into a 71 minute mega-mix that was so sought-after upon its November release it practically “broke the internet”.
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Tech-Savvy Siren: Imogen Heap

Computer music is unfortunately a primarily male-dominated field. Iceland's Bjork is a glaring exception. And England's Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Imogen Heap is another. Heap is a rare breed inde...
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Rad Radar: Ratatat

Ratatat first appeared on my “rad radar” when they opened a Faint show at The Ogden a few years ago. Opening acts can be hit-or-miss sometimes, but I retrospectively regret arriving late that particular night. The NYC-based instrumental act quickly became a hit with hipsters and even hip hippies via festival bookings including Bonnaroo. Widespread appreciation of the duo was overdue, though, until doing bootleg hip hop remixes on the sly side project tip finally culminated in cutting tracks “Alive” and MGMT co-production “Soundtrack to my Life” with Kanye protege Kid Cudi.