Joanna Newsom Reviews, Interviews & More

Concert Picks: Pepper Rabbit, La Big Vic, Joanna Newsom...

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What better way to say farewell to July and give a big, sloppy welcome back kiss to August than with a weekend full of shows? Take your pick from our carefully selected picks below. Pepper Rabbit | Friday, July 30 | 8:30 pm | 21+ | $8 | Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA - Map | With a slight musical disposition that in part would...

Joanna Newsom Calls Madonna "A Dumbass" And Lady Gaga "Arty Spice"

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Pitchfork reports that indie folkster Joanna Newsom came out swinging in a recent interview with The Guardian, lambasting two female musicians whose dedication to image, in her opinion, completely supersedes their ability to actually make listenable music.  Or, as she puts it, Lady Gaga’s music is all “glowsticks” and “Madonna's a dumb-ass”:

Watch: Joanna Newsom Performs Soft As Chalk On Jimmy Fallon

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Joanna Newsom has made a mighty comeback with her triple disc album, Have One On Me, which has already been critically acclaimed by numerous music publications such as both the New York and Los Angeles Times. Although she only peaked at 75, her cult following has bought more than 700,000 copies of her album in the first week of her release making it a big win for her...

Poll: Do You Support Indie Music In Commercials?

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Now that radio stations have become almost useless, TV has become the new radio. What was considered a faux-pas a decade ago is now widely accepted. Great Northern's song, "Home" was recently featured in a 2009 Nissan Murano ad, Silversun Pickups' "Well Thought Out Twinkles" was placed in another car commercial for Pontiac a couple of years ago, and now - Joanna Newsom's "Sprout and Bean"...

Poll: Old People Review Today's Music - Awesome or Crazy?

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Remember when you were a teenager and you wanted to listen to music you liked in the car, but your parents absolutely vetoed that option? Parents are so uncool. Well, get a load of this! Three elderly residents of Fishtown, Philadelphia have created a show where they review music of today's generation (The Thermals, Joanna Newsom, The Decemberists, Clipse, and more) at a diner called...

TOUR NEWS: Vetiver Offers More Of The Past

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Folk band, Vetiver, who often teamed up with fellow psychedelic frirend, Devendra Banhart, and opened for artists such as Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyan, is now offering more than the past. After releasing Things of the Past on FatCat records, they have now decided to release their next album, Tight Knit, via popular label SubPop. February 17th, 2009 is...