Oneohtrix Point Never (pronounced “one-oh-trix”)— who’ll play at The Irenic on Feb. 8—“won’t let other people meddle with,” it’s constantly evolving and complex, often as concerned with the technical aspects of his process as the end result.
Jordan Lee, the singer / songwriter behind Brooklyn’s Mutual Benefit, is an artist prone to contradictions. He plays gentle, beautifully arranged indie folk, yet tends to follow more of a DIY punk ethos.
For a decade, Califone—the long-running experimental folk-blues band founded in Chicago—had a solid, static lineup: founder and principal songwriter Tim Rutili and multi-instrumentalists Joe Adamik, Jim Becker and Ben Massarella.
Andrew W.K., whose real name is Andrew Wilkes-Krier and who plays a guitar that resembles a slice of pizza, didn’t launch a career with his 2001 debut, I Get Wet, so much as he launched a lifestyle and a brand.