existentialism


V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Yuri Levchenko

Aural Fixation

From Ballard to Wilde

An existentialist/post-punk odyssey

Wherein post-punk imitates fiction.
V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Jenny Invert (from left) August Johnson, Sam Miller, Eva Ave. and Sean Alkire.
Will Miller

Music

Jenny Invert front man talks stamps, nothingness and silence

We caught up with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller this week in To Burque, With Love. The once-Burqueño band performs in its former stomping ground this weekend. Notorious lurker and original Invert member David “Poncho” Schripsema fills in for his Pacific Northwest counterpart, Eva Ave., at the gig. Listen to music from Jenny Invert and other performing acts below. Launchpad • Jenny Invert • Mr. Gnome • the Cherry Tempo • Bigawatt • Sat Nov 10 • 9:30 pm • $6 • 21+

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Chris Smither
Jeff Fasano

Music

Mel Minter talks Zen, baseball and the blues with Chris Smither

Singer / songwriter Chris Smither grew up and learned his three first chords in New Orleans, but he’s made his home and the bulk of his music in Boston. Mel Minter chats with Smither about Zen, baseball, blues and existential strategy in this week’s issue. Read all about it here.

See and hear Smither conjure those ol’ cosmic blues at Outpost Performance Space on Saturday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25-30.

Chris Smither
Jeff Fasano

Spotlight

Buddha’s Songwriter Gives Voice to Optimism

Chris Smither takes on the imponderables—and wins

Singer/songwriter Chris Smither doesn’t need much to cast his spell, just his blue guitar and a miked particleboard so his tapping foot can keep time.