Larry Ryan is an Assistant Home News Editor for The Independent. He also writes the "Caught in the Net" music column for the paper's Arts & Books section on Friday. He wears thick glasses and talks slowly, traits which people occasionally mistake for signs of intelligence.
As with their New York event, the Creators Project gathered together some fine musical minds on stage and, with the help of audience suggestion, they made a song. A crowd-sourced hit factory. Maybe.
At the controls were Mumdance of Mad Decent and producer Rodaidh McDonald (best known for his work with The XX), both sitting over [...]
Inspired by the devilishly smart online campaign for Bret Easton Ellis’ Imperial Bedrooms (see thedevilinyou.com), which includes a Spotify soundtrack to the novel, for this week’s Friday Playlist I’ve tried to expand the idea out by using music references from Ellis’ entire ouevre (with a little help from the film adaptations of his work too).
As a piece [...]
With each new season Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s excellent weekly music podcast ‘All Songs Considered‘, gathers together a few of his producers and bloggers, including Carrie Brownstein, late of Sleater Kinney, to preview some of the best new music releases to look out for over the coming months. Though much of it falls into [...]