Last night, Mistaken for Strangers, a film that's sort of about the National and their tour for High Violet, but really turns into something else, debuted at the opening night of Tribeca Film Festival. It's a funny year for the band -- in June they'll headline Barclays Center, and tonight they hobno ... More >>
Mushrooms and vines: those were the things poking through cracks in the walls and crawling out from underneath the sink when Local Natives began to clear out the abandoned bungalow on Sunset that would eventually become their new studio space.
Formerly a tattoo parlor, the seemingly forsaken spot ... More >>
Earlier this year, the Walkmen hit their 10-year career mark, and on May 29 they'll give us their sixth studio album, Heaven, produced by Phil Ek (Built to Spill, The Shins, Fleet Foxes) and recorded in Seattle. Through the band's ups and downs, they've elevated to one of the most defining bands in ... More >>
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the inaugural running of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a three-day music, film, and art extravaganza put together by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and set to take over BAM from May 3 to 5. Named after a poem by Walt Whitman, the festival has a lineup ... More >>
Beirut w/ Sharon van Etten, Yellow Ostrich
Friday, June 17
Better than: The rainout that at one point seemed likely.
It was hard to see Yellow Ostrich through all of the umbrellas when they first took the McCarren Park stage on Friday. By the time the band finished their fir ... More >>
All photos by Sam Horine."This is our neighborhood joint -- we want to make the best of it!" Such is the brightly unpretentious way Jessica Dessner, the show booker for the bar/tiny concert space/flower-shop-by-day The Sycamore, describes the motivation behind the venue (which her architect h ... More >>