Tag: Eleanor Friedberger

  • Real Life Rock Top 10: Rebounds, Time Outs, and the Carters at the Louvre

    1. Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound (Frenchkiss) From a singer who in Fiery Furnaces could come across as someone backing you into a corner and talking a mile a minute while giving you the unsettling feeling she’s thinking over every word as she says it, music that, with no sense of hurry, wraps each song around the […]

  • Recycled Jokes

    There’s nothing funny about climate change. Except this. Tonight, the lovable Eugene Mirman hosts A Beacon in the Smog: A Comedy Benefit for Grist.org, the website that blends environmental news with a touch of humor. Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), who can be counted on to appear anywhere in Brooklyn where there’s excellent comedy, performs […]

  • RECYCLED JOKES

    There’s nothing funny about climate change. Except this. Tonight, the lovable Eugene Mirman hosts A Beacon in the Smog: A Comedy Benefit for Grist.org, the website that blends environmental news with a touch of humor. Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), who can be counted on to appear anywhere in Brooklyn where there’s excellent comedy, performs […]

  • SUN WORSHIPER

    Two summers ago, Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer was practically a revelation. Previously known only as half of the Fiery Furnaces, a reliable, brother-sister indie rock duo hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Last Summer saw Friedberger writing personal, accessible tunes filled with both hooks and detail. This summer, her “Stare at the Sun,” on her […]

  • PUT A BIRD ON IT

    Since its debut on IFC last year, the satiric sketch-comedy show Portlandia has skewered just about every absurd yuppie, hippie, and hipster stereotype in the book. Now, just in time for the holidays, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are releasing Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors, a book on everything you’d ever need to know if […]

  • ALL ABOARD

    Last year, the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival brought Titus Andronicus, the Black Angels, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and hundreds of screaming, moshing, crowd-surfing rock fans to the South Street Seaport for a free afternoon of music and good times. Building on that success, the Voice (yes, full disclosure, this is our festival) returns to the […]

  • WAVE IT HIGH

    Some projects Carrie Brownstein has engaged in since Sleater-Kinney stepped out of the indie rock spotlight in the summer of 2006: beginning a blog for NPR, co-writing and co-starring in IFC sketch-comedy show Portlandia, and starting a book, the last of which she wouldn’t discuss when the Voice profiled her earlier this year because to […]

  • Hot Music for Long Nights

    In the summertime, even in the age of the Hype Machine and hyperpersonalized iPod listening, the streets and parks of New York City swell with music in celebration of the season’s longer days and possibility stuffed nights. This weekend, the Voice-sponsored 4Knots festival will join that cacophony when it takes over the South Street Seaport […]

  • Eleanor Friedberger As Solo Artist

    A year or so ago—around the time her band the Fiery Furnaces finished touring behind 2009’s I’m Going Away—Eleanor Friedberger had some time on her hands. “I decided, ‘I have to make a solo album. It’s now or never,’ ” she says of the six weeks she took to write the songs on Last Summer, […]

  • FIRE WOMAN

    Eleanor Friedberger has a solo disc due out next month called Last Summer, on which the female half of the Fiery Furnaces dials down her main band’s jumpy art-pop mania and emphasizes her laidback singer-songwriter roots instead. You can probably expect Friedberger to preview some of her new material tonight, when she headlines one of […]