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A Glimpse Into Great North Music Festival 2015 in Maine

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.17.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The mighty Great North Music and Arts Festival in Norridgewock, Maine, was rich in colorful characters, eye-tickling art and of course, brain-jiggling music.

Doug Aitken 'Station to Station' (Review)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.

Dan Deacon Creates Anew

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

When the call came, Dan Deacon was tracking his new album. The songs were structured, the studio time was booked, there was a release date scheduled, and suddenly he was being invited to play shows with Arcade Fire. Big shows.

Dan Deacon And Beck In Conversation: Is The Future Of Music Behind Us?

Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

The future of music fascinates me — mainly how technology is causing it to drift away from the 20th-century model of music as a physical commodity. ...

The Ultimate Game Of Telephone

Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

Dan Deacon loves games. Back in May, he got the Occupy May Day crowd to perform an interpretive dance for him. For his latest trick, Deacon has turne...

North Coast Announces New Headliners: Umphrey's, EOTO & More

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival announced the second wave of its lineup Thursday, which includes hometown heroes Umphrey's McGee and a host of ot...

Dan Deacon At Occupy May Day In Union Square (VIDEO)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

Dan Deacon performed at the Occupy May Day rally in New York Tuesday alongside Tom Morello, Immortal Technique and Das Racist. Deacon took a creative ...

Morello, Das Racist, Dan Deacon To Perform At Occupy May Day Rally

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

The music lineup has been released for Occupy Wall Street's big May Day protest and General Strike on May 1st in New York City. True, there's no Radio...

Happy 7th Birthday, YouTube

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the first-ever video uploaded to YouTube, the auspicious, investigative piece, "Me At The Zoo," seen above. ...

PHOTOS: North Coast Music Festival Lineup Unveiled

Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Tuesday unveiled the initial lineup of acts playing its third-annual edition this Labor Day weekend in Union P...

Amy Lee

Dan Deacon Learns To Write For Humans | Amy Lee | Posted 03.16.2012 | Home

This is the first in a brief series exploring the Ecstatic Music Festival, a two-month-long musical event pairing musicians from the contemporary clas...

PHOTOS: Our Top Picks for FYF Fest 2011

Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

FYF Fest released today its 2011 lineup of musicians set to play in downtown LA this Labor Day weekend. The festival organizers have rounded up an im...

BKLYN Yard Parties Return From The Dead

Posted 06.18.2011 | New York

It was a sad day indeed when Sunday Best at BKLYN Yards shut down after the landlord said he'd no longer honor the lease of the space for the popular ...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #4: Owen Pallett

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in New York City's Merkin Hall, Ecstatic Music Festival all-star Nadia Sirota joins two indie songwriters -- pianist Thomas Ba...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #3: Gabriel Kahane

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

The Ecstatic Music Festival is now entering the home stretch. And while the festival hinges on the creation and performance of new works conceived wi...

Ecstatic Music Festival: The First Week in Review

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Note: Because the Ecstatic Music Festival is in large part meant to highlight brand new works that are born from collaboration between artists, for th...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #2: Alarm Will Sound's Alan Pierson and Matt Marks

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Two members of the contemporary music band Alarm Will Sound discuss the group's upcoming concert and the importance of composer Steve Reich.

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #1: Jefferson Friedman

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In a recent phone conversation, Jefferson Friedman and I discussed "record" versus "song cycle," composing on roofs, and New York's "Winter of Love."

WATCH: Best Under-The-Radar Music To See At The Ecstatic Music Festival

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

With a staggering number of composers, singer-songwriters, and performers contributing their talents to the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City--...