TMN Contributing Writer Patrick Ambrose resides in North Carolina. His other work has appeared in Creative Loafing, Timber Creek Review, and Mysterical-e.
Nine Horses, musician David Sylvian's latest ensemble, has assembled a haunting, breathtaking blend of smoky horn arrangements, melancholic funkiness, and minimalist percussion in Snow Borne Sorrow. Sylvian's brooding baritone conveys...
Acclaimed bassist Bill Laswell has his own way of making music, and these days it involves some serious drum and bass. One performance, and a life’s work.
Rock music has had its share of two-drummer bands, but how many groups have sported three? Enter Bling Kong, a 15-member Brooklyn power-pop ensemble with a taste for chunky speed-metal...
Since 1980, the Shining Path guerrillas in Peru have been responsible for over 30,000 deaths. So why, now that the organization is effectively dismantled, are the seeds for revolution still being planted?
Pulsating, hypnotic beats, Latin rhythms, funky bass, and blazing horn arrangements combine in Yerba Buena's latest release, Island Life, a musical celebration of Manhattan's cultural diversity and unique island lifestyle....
What happens when traditional instruments won’t produce the sound the composer wants? Then new instruments have to be invented. A discussion about deconstructing, reconstructing, and ways to break the barriers of sound.
For 30 years John Zorn has been influencing the downtown music culture, and with the opening of his new venue he’s doing something few club owners would think—or want—to do: Making music to make music, not money.
After 30 years of making some of the Western Hemisphere’s most adventurous music, you’d think a guy could take some time off. Patrick Ambrose talks with the ex-DNA leader about art, music, and the origins of his unique guitar style.
If rock music used to have a message, then rarely was that message stronger than for South American revolutionaries, for whom it was a significant part of the struggle. Patrick Ambrose traces a history of social uprising, and explains how the music helped fuel it.
Arthur Leesongwriter, social critic, and leader of ’60s rock band Loveis finally back after an extended absence. Our writer witnesses Lee and his newly re-formed band play their classic album, Forever Changes, in concert and talks to him about what it meant then and still means today.