Interview: Drummer Mike Calabrese of Lake Street Dive

On the new recording process for their album, Side Pony

Wearing his signature bandana headband, Lake Street Dive’s drummer Mike Calabrese keeps the beat and the energy going on stage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The sold-out crowd is more than game to sing along with the band. Moments later, they quiet down to marvel the power and artistry in Rachael Price’s voice and drink it all in: four skilled musicians who clearly enjoy …

Satellite Miami Beach 2015: Jennifer Avery’s Beast Boutique

A room filled with grotesque, bewitching dolls in a repurposed beachfront hotel

Providence-based multidisciplinary performance artist Jennifer Avery has a fascination with dolls. This is clear in her installation, “Beast Boutique,” which makes its USA debut this week in Miami as a part of the inaugural Satellite exhibition, made up of several different shows in venues like a pharmacy and a bandshell. The Ocean Terrace Hotel is curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid as an artist-driven intervention space, …

Interview: Graham Dunning and the Mechanical Techno Machine

How the experimental sound artist improvises with his self-playing Frankenstein turntable

Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring standnormally used to clamp test tubes in laboratoriesholds a few contact mics. The tonearm is precariously held in place, tethered by a string leash. With every …