Ethan Smith

  1. In Brief: Robbie Fulks, Divine Comedy, and Elliott SmithOn his third album, his major-label debut, Robbie Fulks is going after bigger game than even the disc’s title, Let’s Kill Saturday Night (Geffen […]
  2. The Vision ThingThis month marks the twenty-fifth issue of “Visionaire” – the homespun, high-concept, $150-a-copy ‘zine that’s the fashion world’s latest must- […]
  3. Paradise GlossedBrian Wilson’s still-considerable gifts poke through the bland production on a new album, and the reclusive former Beach Boy is even planning hi […]
  4. Adult Education / Seniors: Second WindThese classes for seniors draw on a unique store of knowledge: the students.
  5. Tenured RadicalsQuintessential downtown guitar futurists Sonic Youth have a new studio, and a new album – their best of the nineties – to show for it.
  6. Still BeatingLegendary synth band finds its long-lost drummer.
  7. Sean LennonYoko is Mom. John was Dad. There is only one person in the world for whom this situation could seem absolutely normal.
  8. He’s the OneWith a smokin’ wee-hours concert and a massive new album, the Artist Formerly Known As Prince once again demonstrates his immodest brilliance.
  9. Gatherings: Seeking Higher Love“People’s bodies have a natural harmonic frequency,” says George McQuilken, gesturing at a roomful of lanky couples flailing to Abba’s “Dancing […]
  10. L.A. ConsequentialBrooklyn folkie Elliott Smith wrote a song for “Good Will Hunting.” Now he’s playing an unlikely stage – the Oscars.
  11. In Brief: Pearl Jam, High Llamas & Mark EitzelSubtlety has never been Pearl Jam’s forte, or even something they’ve attempted. Ditto irony, self-awareness, and humor of any description. But o […]
  12. Re-RappingConjuring some pre-digital golden age, Common explores his (and rap’s) roots, while the scratch-happy X-ecutioners head for the turntables.