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Old Lacy Bed and a legacy left by Vivian Girls

Jun 7, 2015

Old Lacy Bed and a legacy left by Vivian Girls

by Marissa Chen

“Share the Joy,” the 2011 album by Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls, starts off with the distinctive rumble of a drone strike in progress before suddenly veering into a lollygagging eighth-note groove for beginner musicians. Over the opener, “The Other Girls,” drifts Cassie Ramone’s pre-emptive ...

American blues capital Memphis is losing its luster

Jun 7, 2015

American blues capital Memphis is losing its luster

It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. But Memphis is not the musical beacon it used to be. With the death of the legendary blues guitarist King last month, the city has ...

Taicoclub gets bigger with new stages

May 28, 2015

Taicoclub gets bigger with new stages

by Megan Green

Taicoclub, the electronic-music event that unofficially marks the beginning of Japan’s music festival season, is expanding this year to include a stage sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy. The two-day event presents a mix of genres with a primary focus on electronic music. This ...