"I don't think any indie pop bands or fans really cried out for attention," Clyde Erwin Barretto told the Voice in this week's feature about the recent rise of New York's indie pop scene. Well, they're getting some. The NYC Popfest, co-organized by Barretto, recently marked its sixth year of celeb ... More >>
Riding the indie pop wave
The Williamsburg bar/club Bruar Falls, founded by the proprietors of Cake Shop and the Library Bar, will "cease to exist on November 1," according to a statement posted by the founders. Proprietors of the venue, which opened in the spring of 2009, sent out the announcement just as the weekend was be ... More >>
Online DIY fund-raising phenom Kickstarter can claim many success stories, sure: Take Frankie Rose's van or Weingarten's whole Tweetbox thing. But Kickstarter fatigue/backlash is a real danger, and, you know, the economy is in tatters, so success is never assured, which five-year-old L.E.S. i ... More >>
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