5 years ago
In 2003, during the salad days of New York City's electro-infused post-punk revival, I interviewed LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy. His DFA record label was gearing up for their biggest release to date: the Rapture's Echoes, produced by Murp...
7 years ago
In the classic 1955 noir film The Night of the Hunter, Robert Mitchum plays a demented "preacher" who murders widows for their money, his knuckles tattooed with the letters L-O-V-E on one hand and H-A-T-E on the other. Bat for Lashes, a/k/a 29-yea...
9 years ago
Laurie Cumbo first stumbled into the BAM battle at a public meeting in October 2002, held to address the Brooklyn Academy of Music's plans for a new "mixed-use cultural district" in Fort Greene, on the edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Cumbo had heard th...
13 years ago
Clubbing in New York can drag like a Benny Hill skit, minus the questionable humor. Long lines, obnoxious door politics, and hefty cover charges plague the venues not shuttered by the anti-nightlife task force. New York City is no longer the "city...
14 years ago
There was no time to hide, no time to run . . . rain of bullets, detonation, and explosion."Muerte en el Ghetto," by Ghettos Clan The radio station sits tucked away in a residential section of Medellín, Colombia, in a ramshackle stucc...