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Unplug to Recharge the Innovator in You: The Story of Pickathon

Ondi Timoner | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Twenty minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, lies Pendarvis Farm -- a pristine mix of meadows and Douglas Fir with miles of hiking trails and views of Mt. Hood.

4 Can't-Miss Acts at Newport Folk Fest

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

In its 54 years as a festival, Newport Folk Fest has been revered as one whose lineup pairs longstanding folk kings with indie up-and-comers, bluegrass masters, and folk-punkers to create an unforgettable folkie blowout.

Big Day Out Festival Keeps Crowd Surfing Alive

Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts

The Big Day Out Festival recently kicked off its five city tour in Australia, bringing bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and Animal Col...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics Of The Year From Wild Yaks, Atoms For Peace, Dinosaur Jr., Andrew Bird, and Touche Amore

Stereo IQ | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Pictured: Wild Yaks By John Dickinson Throughout the tail end of 2012, we here at Stereo IQ have picked the best new lyrics released from artists ...

The Stereo IQ Guide to Andrew Bird's Hands of Glory

Stereo IQ | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

A treat on any year is a new Andrew Bird album; 2012 is the lucky year of two. Hands of Glory is billed as a follow-up to Break It Yourself, already a career-defining album, but the standalone effort surpasses its predecessor.

LISTEN: Andrew Bird Covers Townes Van Zandt

Mike Hogan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts
Mike Hogan

Chicago's Andrew Bird is known for creating sounds worthy of a full ensemble using just a violin, his voice, his lips (he whistles like a lower-case b...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week From Andrew Bird, Foreign Tongues, Hospitality, Ceremony and Crystal Castles

Stereo IQ | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

If recent lyrics are any indication, it's safe to say that it's finally starting to feel like autumn. A common theme of a melancholy aura binds artists spanning genres from electronic to folk in this week's column.

Andrew Bird As A Felt-Made Man

Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

If you've ever wondered what Andrew Bird looks like on the inside, his latest video for "Eyeoneye" is a whimsical entry point (think Magic School Bus)...

Andrew Bird Holds His Own Against Colbert

Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Andrew Bird appeared on the Colbert Report for a brief interview and two-song performance last night. In appropriate Bird behavior, he was charming, h...

Gazelle Emami

OBSESSED: MAPS

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

Inspired by one professor's infectious enthusiasm for Emily Dickinson, Obsessed is a new HuffPost Culture series exploring the idiosyncratic, all-cons...

Andrew Bird Turns 'Danse Caribe' Midwestern

Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

Supreme whistler Andrew Bird released a music video for "Danse Caribe" off his upcoming album "Break It Yourself." Recorded for Pitchfork.tv, the trac...

Andrew Bird Has A New Single

Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

Andrew Bird is back to his word-playing, whistling ways on his first single off his forthcoming album, Break It Yourself. On "Eyeoneye," Bird doesn't ...

Chicago Weekend Plans: Tubas, Mansions & A Very Mustache Christmas

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

Playing hooky from your office holiday party this weekend? Chicago's got some good reasons to sneak out on the town. Whether you need a laugh as good ...

Do We Care About The Lyrics Anymore?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

Music, in general, might be missing its lyrical heroes. Who are our real poets in 2011? With Occupy Wall Street and the recession and the slipping middle class, it seems like the right time for a new icon to emerge. One that speaks more directly to us, without hiding.

Andrew Bird On Songwriting, Chicago And Hideout's Anniversary Party

| Lauren Drell | Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

Logan Square resident and Chicago favorite Andrew Bird has always loved the Hideout, and after some time on the farm recording his new album, he’s g...

On the Culture Front: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Gala and New Haven Weekend Getaway

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Celebrate Brooklyn kicked off their season of free outdoor shows last week with an opening gala featuring Andrew Bird. His set was dominated by the excellent songs of his last album, Armchair Apocrypha.

The Multi-Instrumentalist Returns: A Conversation With Andrew Bird

Gazelle Emami | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Gazelle Emami

I caught up with Mr. Bird as he picks up his tour season to discuss whether he ever loses it on stage, and why sometimes he'd rather put down the instruments and dance.

Blessed: A Conversation With Lucinda Williams, Plus David Berkeley's Video "George Square"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-03-07-mr.jpgFor her new album, Blessed, Lucinda Williams brought in Don Was on production.

A Guitar Hero, Guinness, GP, and "Single Girls": Conversations with Steve Vai and Graham Parker, plus Laura Jansen's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Vai and Berklee are trying to set a record in Guinness by attempting to teach as many guitarists online as possible within a single lesson.

Three Music Festival Getaway Ideas for Spring/Summer

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.

Andrew Bird's Intimate Church Concert Comes Back To Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following up on the critical acclaim of his winter concerts last year, Andrew Bird will be back to Chicago this December for another installment of "G...

Andrew Bird's Music Forms A Soundscape At The Field Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird may only be 37 years old, but he's already found his way into a museum. One of the Chicago native's compositions is the...

Margaret Cho Talks About New Album, Gay Rights & Head Lice

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Here's the difference between you and Margaret Cho... Let's say that you'd been staying in a seedy motel in Casablanca and had become infested with h...

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

Can you believe it is August already? Me neither. August is a notoriously slow month for the art world here in New York but Artlog has found some grea...

Margaret Cho Is Just Plain Awesome (She's a Friggin' Rockstar SuperHero Bitch* on New Album Cho Dependent)

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Margaret Cho gave me some of her time recently to discuss the August 24th release of her new album Cho Dependent. News Flash: Girlfriend can sing, and really really well.