Devendra Banhart's footloose folk

Devendra Banhart would much rather play the wandering mystic than the outlaw rock star. That wanderlust spurs him in constantly shifting directions, though the…

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Footloose Folk

Devendra Banhart would much rather play the wandering mystic than the outlaw rock star. That wanderlust spurs him in constantly shifting directions, though the…

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Countdown to Noise Pop: 22 Days

Courtesy of Noise Pop The Closer: Les Savy Fav Get ready, San Francisco. That annual extravaganza of musical zanyness, alt./indie hiptitude, and overall sub-mainstream…

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The Joy of Strokes

The Strokes are officially on “hiatus” until early 2009, but really, does anyone care? They aren't the same hungry young Manhattanites who released Is…

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Devendra's next act: Puss and Priest

Living in Los Angeles has helped artsy-fartsy folkster Devendra Banhart befriend all sorts of famous collaborators. Actor Gael García Bernal guested on Banhart's last…

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Music, Mustaches

It's always nice when a curator displays a level of talent on par with the works they're showing, but nobody foresaw the genius of…

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Best CDs of 2007

I'm really not ready for 2007 to end. Any year that starts out in January with garage-punk great Jay Reatard smashing a clock with…

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