Dec 07, 2012 Live

When you’re attending a show lovingly dubbed “Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice,” you know what you’re getting yourself into.  More

Dec 07, 2012 Live

Wednesday night at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Paul Banks put attitude on full display, cutting through a sixteen-song set with a poised je ne sais quoi. (Wait, I do know. The word is cool—and he had it in spades.) More

Hyde Park on Hudson

Studio: Focus Features

Dec 07, 2012 Cinema Issue #43 - Animal Collective

The pitch must have been simple enough: cast one of America's greatest treasures as one of America's greatest presidents. Bill Murray plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this mostly lighthearted film set just before the outbreak of World War II, when the first family played host to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their upstate New York home.  More

Dec 07, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

It feels like the only purpose many deluxe editions serve is to remind you that you're getting old; too often they lack significant reasons to double-dip on records that many fans alreadyorshould alreadyown. More

Dec 06, 2012 Live Web Exclusive

The second day of M for Montréal primarily featured more local acts for delegates at intimate showcases. Mac DeMarco, PS I Love You, Memoryhouse, No Joy, Folly and the Hunter, Whitehorse, Ain’t No Love, and Young Galaxy were the highlights of the day. More

Dec 06, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Oakland's The Coup return with a new disc of socially aware hip-hop, six years removed from their well-received Pick a Bigger Weapon. Boots Riley and company haven't lost their edgeor their sense of humor. More

San Cisco

Awkward EP

Fat Possum

Dec 05, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

These four young musicians from Fremantle, Australia, found some radio airplay and chart success on their native continent with "Awkward," a burst of bubbly pop that's difficult to not love. More

Dec 04, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to fault a young artist for putting out a record that sounds like vintage Prince; it's been too long since Prince himself released one that did just that. The often-hypersexual subject matter here is no doubt one of the contributing factors earning this 26-year-old soul singer comparisons to that R&B statesman. More

Dec 03, 2012 Music Issue #43 - Animal Collective

Scott Walker albums are like reading James Joyce's Ulysses. It's impossible to digest in only one sitting and can even drive you mad with its labyrinthine web of allusions during a second, fifth, or tenth pass.  More