Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 12:04 pm
Rapper Kanye West got paid a reported $3 million to perform at the wedding of the grandson of Kazakhstan's autocratic President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Video of last Saturday's performance was posted on Instagram — and resulted in a flood of criticism.
Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 8:20 am
The vocal quartet New York Polyphony delights in surprises — whether it's a matter of singing some rather raunchy Italian madrigals or making a video to introduce their album Times Go By Turns (released on BIS Aug. 27).
Ernest Greene, a.k.a. Washed Out, has always been intrigued by the kinds of records that take you on a journey from beginning to end. During a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, Greene brought in a full band for a set of lush and dreamy tracks that meander, yet tell a wondrous story along the way.
Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm
There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.