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Jim Shearer

Beastie Boys Warm Up With Some Light Calisthenics

For any of you who never had the pleasure of seeing the Beastie Boys perform in an intimate setting (i.e., not an outdoor music festival with thousands of sweaty bodies pressed up against you), you’ll get your chance on Tuesday, March 4 at Terminal 5 in New York City (56 St./11th Ave). The Beastie Boys […]

TALK: My Brightest Diamond

You may recognize her as the captain of Sufjan Stevens’ cheerleading squad, but roundoffs, cartwheels, and pom-poms aside, My Brightest Diamond (Shara Worden) is a lo-fi loving, classically trained vocalist who will make Portishead, PJ Harvey, and Bjork fans stand up and cheer. We met up in Union Square (New York City), months before the […]

IT’S LIKE THAT: Is Metallica Worthy of Hippie Love?

The lineup for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 12-15) was recently announced. One act in particular caught my eye. It wasn’t Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam, or even Kanye West — it was Metallica. Yes, Creeping-Death-Bell-Tolling-Damage-Incorporated Metallica. Since its humble beginnings in 2002, Bonnaroo (in many music circles) has been referred to as […]