I just finished up a week-long visit to Virginia. It’s been nice to visit the family and see a bunch of friends. While I was in Charlottesville I saw Joanna Newsom play at the recently renovated Jefferson Theater and reviewed the show for Tiny Mix Tapes. My friend Gary Canino shot some nice videos of […]

(Endless Boogie with Matt Sweeney at Market Hotel) I wrote about two awesome and loving Jack Rose tribute shows that happened in NYC over President’s Day weekend for BOMB Magazine’s blog. Check it out here. After the break you can see some more photos I snapped at the shows.

For what it’s worth, this is my contribution to the abundant stream of best-of lists that pop up around this time of the year. Favorite Albums of 2009: 1.) Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion 2.) Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca 3.) Girls – Girls 4.) Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor 5.) Cold Cave – […]