Grooves Magazine

Dubbed laptop rock, noise, minimalist techno, and disco punk (among other off-sounding terms), Grooves magazine covers a wide range of "experimental electronic music." The most recent issue includes profiles of DFA's Juan Maclean, the "goth-hop" pioneer Alias (Anticon), and reviews the emerging Oakland-based group n5md's Run_Return. Clearly geared toward electronic music heads, over 24 pages of reviews and a geeked-out section on the latest equipment …

Beck Live

Known for his artistic collaborations with the likes of Tim Hawkinson and Marcel Dzama on his album art and working with Paperrad on a recent video, Beck's concerts, with live video projections, acoustic versions of songs, and props, also embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to music. Beck's mix of inspiration and laidback California style showed up last week in NYC like when he performed of "Lonesome …

CocoRosie: Noah’s Ark

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady, known as CocoRosie, came on the scene with the 2004 release of La Maison de Mon Reve, an eclectic mix of pared-down beats and vocals that spawned multiple comparisons of the duo to chanteuses of yesteryear on psychedelics. Their sophomore effort, Noah's Ark, with melodic piano and simple electro beats, similarly conjures images of smoky dens filled with mythical creatures …