Maybe you've heard about Radio Rewrite? It's the next orchestral piece by Steve Reich and is due to premiere in London next March. With Radio Rewrite, Reich hopes to remake two Radiohead songs. Which begs the perfectly fair question: what makes Reich any different from your housemate's shitty band?
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
HP Pavilion, San Jose
Better than: The way you will dance to weird rhythms when you are 43 and have two kids.
Maybe "dancing" isn't quite the right word for it, but whatever you want to call that moving thing Thom Yorke does to the music Radiohead makes these da ... More >>
If Radiohead wants to move in real time, we music critics can oblige. I'm putting on the just-dropped The King of Limbs and engaging it as I listen. Here's a first take:
"Bloom" Thom Yorke guested on Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma last year, and not wanting to be outdone, swiped a falling-down ... More >>
In a demonstration of just how intertwined the various facets of San Francisco's music scene are, indie troubadour and Tiny Telephone studio owner John Vanderslice recorded his upcoming album, White Wilderness, with his friends in the classical-inclined Magik*Magik Orchestra. Wha ... More >>
Richard HaickPanda Bear@ The Fox Theater, OaklandSeptember 6, 2010 Better than: Camp counselor-ing on shrooms, which could be cool. It's becoming increasingly clear that Noah Lennox, known to animals and hipsters as Panda Bear, is to experitronica champions Animal Collective what Jonny ... More >>
I caught a showing of Moon, the debut sci-fi movie by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones (also known as Zowie Bowie). The movie references classics like 2001 and Blade Runner, but it slowly twists into a chilling space odyssey that's slower than its inspirations, but leaves no less of an impact (Jon ... More >>