Darin Tambascio

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:50pm by Darin Tambascio

Do you like music that bleeds emotion without saying a word? Do you ever find yourself comforted in the dark atmosphere of Twin Peaks and other film noir soundtracks? I do and that’s why I’m so engrossed with Piano Nights.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Ipecac, doom, jazz, twin peaks, ambient, minimal, Bohren, darkjazz, piano nights
Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:46pm by Darin Tambascio


For those who don't already know, The Stone is a "not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde" in New York City. John Zorn is the artistic director, so you know there are some good things happening there.  As an example, check out this improv set from Thurston Moore and some other NYC downtown jazzers.

Thanks to Don Mount for the video!

Category: Videos

Tags: Sonic Youth, Free Jazz, john zorn, Thurston Moore, improv, Tzadik
Posted Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:53pm by Darin Tambascio

Somehow, I just heard about this! The Jesus Lizard would probably refute it, but they have some serious art rock tendencies...odd time signatures, lunatic frontman, and the always inventive guitar playing of Duane Denison! Imagine Led Zeppelin having sex with The Birthday Party and Captain Beefheart...

Category: Videos

Tags: The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk, Duane Denison, David Yow, Shellac, Touch and Go
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:39am by Darin Tambascio
The most exciting music, for me, is that which defies attempts to classify by genre. I think that most of the artists on my list certainly fit that bill. While some may stand with one foot firmly in a specific genre- they all are pushing boundaries, redefining, or flat out refusing to be bound by their respect genre roots.
10. And So I Watch You From Afar: "All Hail Bright Futures"
Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Best of 2013, Albums
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:22am by Darin Tambascio


Category: Feature Stories

Tags: Best of 2013, Albums


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