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"Nah, we're not going anywhere," says Ben Gibbard over the phone in his most reassuring voice, responding to concern from his loyal flock that with the release of his first proper solo album, Former Lives, a few weeks ago, he's walking away from Death Cab for Cutie. Well, whew! After 15 years togeth ... More >>
Here's a list, in no particular order, of the ten best concerts to check out this weekend. Follow us @SoundoftheCity, like us on Facebook.
Carl Newman, the New Pornographers frontman who also records apart from the group under the moniker A.C. Newman, just released his third solo offering, Shut Down the Streets, a couple of weeks ago. The album's equally inspired by two recent events -- the death of Newman's mother and the birth of his ... More >>
Along The Watchtower, the debut novel by Constance Squires, is a story of an Army brat whose tumultuous upbringing was kept steady in part by her discovery of rock and roll. It's published Tuesday, and in honor of its impending release and the coming holidaydon't forget, Monday's Ameri ... More >>
From Superchunk to WFMU, his forays into both music and comedy inspire us all
Jackass 3-D grossed more money at the box office this weekend than the three films below it combined. The dangers of making such a monumental, adventurous piece of cinema?
A fete for the city's favorite folk duo
The Internet has been especially testy as of late! Of course, it always is, but just in the last month or so:
Figured this one deserved an encore.In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase "Eat a hot bowl of dicks" for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it'll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, "Cop ... More >>
The media assault for Vampire Weekend's violently anticipated sophomore release Contra, explored favorably at length in this week's Voice, has officially begun. Last night, the yacht-core clean-shaves dropped a neat rendition of their Plinko-pop single "Cousins" onto Letterman (video above), for w ... More >>
"Fuel Dump is going to be like Magnolia. Or Crash. It's going to be like Magnolia meets Crash." Obligatory caption: "What I Do On The Weekends For Disposable Income." What Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show On WFMU with Tom Scharpling, might lack in modesty, he makes up for with his impressive ... More >>
Bonnaroo Day 4 Broken Social Scene Jakob Dylan Aimee Mann Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Despite the morning sun that woke me up much to early on Sunday, I couldn’t help but feel a bit gloomy. Bonnaroo was almost over and despite my initial skepticism about the festival, by day four I had become ... More >>
Precocious kids and old joys at 35th annual showcase of up-and-coming directors
Two electronic chanteuses go their own way, one in the wayback machine, the other into a broken-beat future
Around town, four fine lady singer-songwriters in four nights
From Senegal to Austin T-X clear evidence of cooperation between or among principals
No Cool Remove: Reissue Unveils a Bollywood of Tangible Passion for American Ears
Filler Bummer Hummers in the Hot White Summer With a Midlife Diplomat
The Bourgeoisie and the Rebel
Australian Rockers and Poppers Dont Get Up Themselves
City Kids and Voodoo Stank You Cant Leave Behind
A Tribute to Art and a Tribute From the Heart