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Mohsen Namjoo & Ensemble by Roja Heydarpour
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Welcome to Little Iran. We have not claimed a neighborhood in New York City, or even a street for that matter. Our community rears its head at shows.

Looking Back at 2014 #5
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Selections by Deana Lawson, C. Spencer Yeh, Andrew Bourne, Orit Gat, Clinton Krute, and Brian Evenson.

Looking Back on 2014 #3
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Selections by Nate Wooley, Laida Lertxundi, and Sarah Gerard.

David Lang by Nico Muhly
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Muhly chats with fellow composer, and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lang about his recent work, love fail, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from December 6 to December 8.

Risky Business: Tangerine Dream at the Best Buy Theater by Nick Hallett
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Nick Hallett on a recent performance by synth pioneers Tangerine Dream who are on the outside looking in of the recent revival of interest in kosmische music.

BOMB@SXSW

Not in Austin? Don’t fret, BOMB is. Check back daily for reviews on films and music, interviews with rising filmmakers and musician, and coverage on SXSW awards, panel discussions & other events this week.

Endless Boogie’s Full House Head by Clinton Krute
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Full House Head presents mind-numbingly blissful tracks, and uses repeated riffs to create a long, loud, monolithic album.

PIXELBOMB hits Northside! by Lena Valencia & Elise Oh

BOMB’s very own Lena Valencia and music blogger PIXELHORSE (a.k.a Elise Oh) give you an instant-messaged tour of this year’s Northside Festival put on by L Magazine, complete with pictures and video. It’s easy. It’s virtual. And much, much less sweaty.

700 Acres and 30 Corporate Sponsors: Four Days at Bonnaroo by Alex Traub
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In the Bonnaroo guide, the festival organizers pride themselves on an “integrated approach to brand partnerships.”

FLASHING LIGHTS: The Joshua Light Show by John Ruscher
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It must have been something like this in the good old days. After forty-odd years, the Joshua Light Show, a psychedelic extravaganza, returned for a week-long residency at the Abrons Art Center. BOMBlog’s John Ruscher was in attendance as bands like MV+EE, Woods, Oneida and the Silver Apples flashed back in front of the Light Show’s gorgeous, shifting backdrops.

Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks at Roulette by Nick Hallett
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Joan La Barbara staged an excerpt from her opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses last Thursday. Nick Hallett describes the otherworldly sounds she created with the experimental music community Ne(x)tworks.

Plants and Animals and Ra Ra Riot at Union Hall by Paola Capó García
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Buzzy Plants and Animals and surprise guests Ra Ra Riot played a sold out show at Union Hall on the 13th. Paola Capó-García reports, noting the discrepancies between the live and studio sounds of both bands.

Music for Two Pianos

Keyboard-to-keyboard and back-to-back, Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly shared an island of two piano benches swaying out compositions as one musician.

Black Cobra/Black Tusk/Javelina/Batillus @ The Charleston by Peter Moysaenko
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If I must, I will begin with an apology—I’m sorry. I missed the first band.

So Cal State Of Mind: Fool’s Gold At Music Hall Of Williamsburg by Paola Capó García
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I can safely say that L.A.-based Fool’s Gold played an inventive, joyous set last week at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Heloise and the Savoir Faire by Nicole Steinberg
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The live of show of Heloise and the Savoir Faire is a celebration of all things glittery and golden, Blondie meets Barnum and Bailey.

Buzz Bands Swarm to Tribeca by Lena Valencia
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Lena Valencia spends a music and beer fueled Saturday night at 92Y Tribeca.

Laurie & Friends at BAM’s Next Stage Benefit by Lena Valencia
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Lena Valencia reflects on a Laurie Anderson performance that included everything from news anchors to gospel.

George Steel by William Wegman
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Artist William Wegman has been an early music aficionado since he was a graduate student in the mid-‘60s. when he met George Steel, the Miller Theatre’s impresario who started the encyclopedic Composer Portrait Series, they had plenty to discuss.

Roy Haynes’s Praise by Zoë Anglesey
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A young blood still, drummer Roy Haynes often shouts his motto, “Now is the time!” At age 72, he means it in more ways than one.

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