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iJamming! Downloads: Groove Armada with Bryan Ferry, David Byrne with Fatboy Slim (and Santigold).

Hard to believe that Groove Armada are on their sixth album already. Black Light will be released on the venerable American dance label Om in March. I greatly enjoyed the...
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Who Shot Rock & Roll

Making the most of my time back in the Old Borough, I spent a considerable chunk of last Friday at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, specifically checking out its new...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 1

This first Playlist – “Harlem Strut” – serves to introduce some of the music that Mario Bauzá would likely have heard in New York City when he first visited from...
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A December Hitlist

So much new music and so many new books have been coming across my desk the last few weeks that I only wish I had time to write about them...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 4

This playlist accompanies Chapter 4 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go. The Village to the Left of New York describes the birth of an urban folk...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 3

This playlist – The Harlem Hit Parade – accompanies Chapter 3 of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go, and deals with the birth of a new form of vocal...
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Music for the Weekend: The Raveonettes

No review, not yet. No real comment, not yet. But I fell in love with The Raveonettes‘ new single “Last Dance” and, given that I have the option, decided to...
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Why Brooklyn Bowl is New York’s Best (new club)

1) SPACE Some of the best clubs in the world are small. Brooklyn Bowl is not one of them. At 33,000 feet, with soaring ceilings, it would be considered a...
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