Marnie Stern Shreds

Back in October, Marnie Stern’s dense guitar work, frenetic energy, and idiosyncratic songcraft grabbed my attention. While sounding of her time, she also sounded unique and fresh. I made a mental note of her, but didn’t investigate further until coming… Continue Reading

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Is Music Filtering a Good Thing?

A topic that’s been coming up a lot lately among the musically concerned is filtering  — i.e., the process by which music makes its way from a musician’s living room to the awareness of the wider public. For most of our… Continue Reading

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Slow Listening Movement

I read an interesting article by Miles Rayner in this week’s Chicago Reader Sharp Darts column. It’s about the glutony that is digital music consumption in the ’00s, and, more importantly, what some people are doing about it. Like the self-imposed music-listening… Continue Reading

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