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20 Songs for Coachella

For those of you heading to the desert for Weekend One of Coachella, which begins this afternoon, we salute you. Stay hydrated, be responsible, and all that good stuff. For those of you at home, stream live performances of Coachella from your couch here. For ALL of you, below is our Coachella playlist for 2015. … Read more

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Coachella Band Profile | Haim

Haim at Lollapalooza 2013 | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Written by Elizabeth Eckhart Haim is undoubtedly easy listening. Despite their sometimes rocker tone (which is much more downplayed in record version), the band flirts with nothing experimental, obscure, or strange. Their sound isn’t entirely new, but perhaps it is this very return to guaranteed easy … Read more

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Concert Review | Brooke Fraser at The Blue Note in Columbia

When I first interviewed Brooke Fraser in 2008, talking to her was a joy. She was polite (almost too polite) and she gave thoughtful responses, two things that are far from sure things during interviews. But, as I soon learned, Fraser, the person and the musician, is a different, eloquent breed among her peers. In … Read more

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Brooke Fraser (The Interview)

I don’t know why our words are so proud Yet their promise so thin And our lives blow about like flags in the wind Allow me to speak from the heart: There are few artists who move me like Brooke Fraser. I’m not about to make grand comparisons, or say she’s one of the best … Read more

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10 to Spin | Brooke Fraser

In early 2008, I fell in love with New Zealand indie-pop-rock sensation Brooke Fraser’s second album, Albertine. I played it everywhere – in my house, in my car, even outside while I fertilized my lawn. I enjoyed its honesty and pop flavor; songs like “Shadowfeet” and “Albertine” were among my favorites of the year. What … Read more