Tonight, fans of the Velvet Underground will get to see their idols pay tribute to two of their most revered friends and collaborators--just not on the same stage. At Housing Works, Lou Reed will be celebrating the vinyl and digital re-issue of Allen Ginsberg's FIRST BLUES. Across the East River, Jo ... More >>
Better Than: Witch Mountain.
One of the greatest delights of concert-going is being blown away by a band who's not the headliner. This is exactly what happened to us at Saint Vitus on Friday when Royal Thunder, from Atlanta, played second in a lineup of four bands and made all who performed afterwa ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
As the second half of August wrings the last drops of sweat from us, it's important to make the most of the time we have left before fall makes us feel like we have to go b ... More >>
Friday, April 29
Better than: The Kate and William Lifetime original movie, in a way.
The glorious bend of the Kills' albums is that they sound scarcely contained: recorded in flash floods of blues-rock jamming, a panicked production assistant chases singer Alison Mosshart 'r ... More >>
Fear them. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.Jack White plays drums in the Dead Weather, but that didn't stop the White Stripes frontman from making his way to the microphone at some point during his band's set in Prospect Park last night and asking: "You probably read Brooklyn Vegan too, right?" ... More >>
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
The Kronos Quartet's latest effort, the Middle Eastern-themed Floodplain, was "inspired by the idea that areas prone to devastating flooding will experience creative rebirth after a catastrophe," which is great news for New Orleans residents with exclusive access to an ark. The famed "new music" e ... More >>
Alex Grazier G'SellDead WeatherThird Man Records/Home Sweet HomeThursday, July 16Dead Weather's free noontime gig at Jack White's Third Man Records' pop-up store was mobbed. Clearly, New York radio stations and just about every music blog in the world got the word out: By the time we arrived at the ... More >>
Next week (Thursday, July 16, to be exact) the Dead Weather, featuring Mr. White on drums, Kills growler Alison Mosshart out front, and two less famous dudes on guitar/bass, invade Terminal 5 with New Jersey wunderkinds the Screaming Females for a night of faux-badass strutting and snarling and what ... More >>
The Dead Weather
Tuesday, April 14
I am pleased to report that Jack White can actually play the drums. Nothing terribly flashy about his style -- a lot of splashy ride-cymbal action, alongside the occasional muscular but economic fill -- but he doesn't look or sound ridiculous bac ... More >>