Archive for December 2011

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This Year’s Best Television

NB: While this column is about shows still being produced, part of my year in television has been watching Cybill. I implore everyone reading this to watch Cybill. It’s a sitcom that a) has really smart dialogue and b) is set up so you don’t see the jokes coming from a mile away. The comedic […]

A Year End Review of Albums

For all those hoping for a list, you’re at the wrong place. I’m not going to actually tell you what the best albums of the year are. For those that insist, the best album to come out this year was PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake. You are, certainly, free to disagree with that and say […]

New Bowerbirds Album: The Clearing

New Bowerbirds Album: The Clearing

North Carolina folksters and Iowa City favorites, Bowerbirds are to release their 3rd studio album on March 6th. And guess what? They’re hitting up Mission Creek later that month. The trio has been gaining momentum ever since their fantastic 2007 debut, Hymns for a Dark Horse, and their indie cred is only on the upswing. […]

Mission Creek Headliners, Magnetic Fields Announce New Album

Mission Creek Headliners, Magnetic Fields Announce New Album

Magnetic Fields just announced the release of their latest effort, Love at the Bottom of the Sea. Their tenth studio album is scheduled to drop on March 6th, just a few weeks before their Mission Creek Fest debut at the Englert on March 28th. Stephin Merritt, the songwriter and driving force behind Magnetic Fields has […]

Responding to an Opinion

Right below this post is another one from MC contributor Bernardo. In it, he talks about the fear that music has for turning the corner and moving into a new frontier. One of the main things that he notes is the music of now is a replay of the past because of future anxiety, or […]