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Rez Avissar

Haiku Review: Fool's Gold, Ocote Soul Sounds, Givers, Awesome Tapes From Africa

Fool’s Gold delivers. read more »

POSTED October 21, 2009 2:03PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Haiku Review: Kurt Vile @ Mercury Lounge

VIOLATIONS. read more »

POSTED October 8, 2009 5:00PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS:

Haiku Review: Beach Fossils, Blind Man's Colour, Small Black, The Tony Castles @ Cake Shop

Young bands bring noise to Cake Shop read more »

POSTED August 14, 2009 3:42PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Haiku Review: Sonic Youth, The Entrance Band @ United Palace

Guitarmy. read more »

POSTED July 8, 2009 11:21AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Major Lazer Other Music In-Store | NYC

Major Lazer‘s debut arrives this week, and what better way to bring it in than to crash NYC. Diplo whipped together a half-hour dj set for the eager gang of packed-tight, squirming fans, while Switch stood back, swigging on beer. read more »

POSTED June 16, 2009 4:42PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS:

David Byrne @ Prospect Park Bandshell | Brooklyn

The weather was perfect, the sound (at least up front) was great, almost 30k came out. At 57, Byrne is in fantastic form. In this special free performance, Byrne & Co. treated the park to an expanded setlist featuring more Talking Heads goods. read more »

POSTED June 12, 2009 2:58PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Julianna Barwick @ Pianos | NYC

Photos and words by Rez Avissar

POSTED June 12, 2009 2:18PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS:

Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Wu Man + More (Bang On A Can Benefit) @ (le) Poisson Rouge | NYC

Photos and words by Rez Avissar

POSTED June 12, 2009 2:08PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS:

Art Brut, US Royalty @ Mercury Lounge | NYC

Photos and words by Rez Avissar. My boys in U.S. Royalty killed it again with their consistently energetic performances, playing a sampling of some new tunes from their upcoming debut full-length. Art Brut: It’s hard … read more »

POSTED June 12, 2009 1:57PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Tortoise + More (Bang On A Can Marathon) @ World Financial Center | NYC

Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, noticeably tamer and less ambitious than past years, still brought an interesting palette of arty music to a 2,000-deep World Financial Center. Tortoise capped off the night with a harmonically-rich set mostly comprised of picks from their upcoming Beacons of Ancestorship. read more »

POSTED June 3, 2009 3:07PM IN THE TRIPWIRE