Twinkling scores, glistening synths and easy-flowing jazz: we look at some of the most memorable music in movies The Guardian Guide ET: The Extra-Terrestrial John Williams Star Wars, Jaws, Superman … John Williams doesn’t just soundtrack films, he soundtracks entire childhoods. The emotional tone of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster is one of shared wonder, and Read more about The Guardian: 10 of the best movie soundtracks[…]
LCD Soundsystem are back, and it is beautiful. By Sophie Harris. The Quietus Talking with James Murphy in 2007, the LCD frontman spoke about how he disliked what he called “the Mystery of Rock” – meaning, the kind of obtuse lyrics that sound good but don’t necessarily mean anything; a cheap way to hint at Read more about The Quietus: LCD Soundsystem, American Dream[…]
Fairytale of New York Magnetic Fields BAM, New York They don’t have panto in America at Christmas. But then, with the President-elect currently residing in Trump Tower and small civil wars being battled up and down the land, the national stage is already heaving with villains, plus a few brave heroes. Theatrics of a subtler Read more about MOJO: The Magnetic Fields, live[…]
Strings of Life A fearless innovator takes her songs of experience Down Under Sydney Opera House,Australia, 2016 None of pop music’s great artists would – or could – have been designed by a focus group or a think-tank or a team of scientists. Not David Bowie, not Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West or Bjork. Read more about MOJO: Joanna Newsom, live[…]
Loss leader Brooklyn bard finds joyful relief in playing grief-stricken new songs to a home crowd Kings Theatre,Brooklyn, NY It shouldn’t really be a surprise that this show feels like a funeral. The album that Sufjan Stevens is playing behind tonight chronicles his response to his mother’s death in 2012. Carrie & Lowell explores Stevens’ Read more about MOJO: Sufjan Stevens, live[…]
Newport in a Storm Chimeric force of nature TuneYards hits the New England folk fest. “Do you wanna LIVE?” she roars.
Time Out NY, The Hot Seat Musician James Murphy talks about breaking up LCD Soundsystem, selling out MSG and making a movie about it. LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy retired the beloved New York dance outfit last year, and chose to bow out with an almighty party at Madison Square Garden—documented in a brand new Read more about Time Out NY: James Murphy, The Hot Seat[…]
Time Out New York Interview The multimillion-selling party girl takes some time out to chat. Sure, Ke$ha might gets her kicks out of making necklaces from fans’ teeth and licking rock stars’ faces (the proof awaits below), but the hard-living pop star is no dummy. On a break from her European tour, the “Tik Tok” Read more about Time Out NY: Ke$ha, Q&A[…]