Nirmala Nataraj

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  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, is indie rock’s homespun gadfly — a mopey bundle of disconsolate lullabies whose uneven live performances threaten to eclipse her quiet genius. Cat Power’s seventh album, The Greatest, offers somethi...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Cover albums are generally the province of self-indulgence and creative ennui, wherein the revisionists attempt to relive a childhood fantasy or merely leech off other people's ideas because they have nothing of import to say. The Bold and the Bra...

  • 10 years ago | Stage

    Michael McKeever is a raconteur of small miracles, dispelling the myth you can't create a self-contained, highly nuanced world of performance in the space of two hours. Miami's own prolific playwright can deliver walloping polemic, drawing-room co...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Whether we're talking about her demonic warble, which soared like a transcendental battle cry above her band's shambolic, proto-punk arrangements, or her unkempt andro-butch glamour, which enamored legendary homosexual photographer Robert Mappleth...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Raucous yet refined and exuding an air of dry-clean-only danger, Franz Ferdinand is prepackaged red meat for the indie nation -- safe, popular, and oh-so-polished. The Scottish quartet's eponymous 2004 album included swaggering come-hither manifes...