THE GIG

aka Nate Chinen

Excited about the new jam by @SheriBiesen, and not just for the obvious reasons #noir #musical View high resolution

Excited about the new jam by @SheriBiesen, and not just for the obvious reasons #noir #musical

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hello, how was i not following you yet? hope all is well <3
from:maura
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I’m still pretty under the radar, Tumblr-wise. Transition from my Typepad has probably been a little half-assed. But I’m here! And it’s all good.

I have two things to say about all this "demise of music writing" hand-wringing

This, mmhmm. Rockism comes in jazz flavors too, y’know. 

maura:

I can’t help but notice that the rise of what Ted Gioia deems “chum” coincides with women and people of color having more of a voice in the pop-critical world, although its coincidence with the market being absolutely mercenary for everyone except those at the very top (most of whom, it should be noted, are white males) is a much more important factor.

Sober intoxication, pictured above: the xx at the Armory, reviewed.
(Photo by Chad Batka for The New York Times) View high resolution

Sober intoxication, pictured above: the xx at the Armory, reviewed.

(Photo by Chad Batka for The New York Times)

I wrote a column about Amiri Baraka for the Farewells issue of JazzTimes.
(Photo by Jimmy Katz) View high resolution

I wrote a column about Amiri Baraka for the Farewells issue of JazzTimes.

(Photo by Jimmy Katz)

I tried to cover a lot of ground in my piece about pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, for this Sunday&#8217;s Arts &amp; Leisure.
Some of what I didn&#8217;t cover, at least explicitly (cough), comes up in this convo with the great Ben Ratliff, on the NYT Popcast.
(Photo by Bart Babinski) View high resolution

I tried to cover a lot of ground in my piece about pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, for this Sunday’s Arts & Leisure.

Some of what I didn’t cover, at least explicitly (cough), comes up in this convo with the great Ben Ratliff, on the NYT Popcast.

(Photo by Bart Babinski)

stereogum:

St. Vincent – “Digital Witness” Video

Hm, you woulda thought hanging out with David Byrne might leave more of an impression. 

A trailer for ‘The Big Picture,’ the David Krakauer joint that I reviewed for today’s paper. Recommended, with a few small reservations.

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