By Dan Moore
When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collecti ... More >>
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been linked to the 2004 murder of a 21-year-old Julliard student -- and that link is in a chain occupiers used to wreak havoc at a Brooklyn subway station earlier this year.Police have linked DNA recovered from a chain occupiers used to hold open a gate at the Bev ... More >>
Modern life as we know it is nearly impossible to picture without electricity and the things it powers. What if the plug was suddenly and irrevocably yanked? What manner of sonic amuse bouches might stand-in for sweaty basement power-electronic sets and hermetic minimalist noise listening sessions? ... More >>
If an endeavor involves music in some way, Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy probably does it; she's mastered so many different musical endeavors, she's like a musical Danny DeVito. From DJing at her college radio station to spinning with David Mancuso at his fabled loft parties to remixing top-tier bands (und ... More >>
Macaulay Culkin's iPod
(le) poisson rouge
Thursday, December 8
Better than: I would say Elijah Wood's iPod but I don't think that's true.
The giddiness set in about four hours before Macaulay Culkin's party at (le) poisson rouge's gallery bar last nightyes, that Macaulay Culkin. Upon ... More >>
Kool Herc plays the genesis figure in hip-hop's fable; the first party the Jamaican-born, Bronx-raised DJ threw in the recreation room of his building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in 1973 is credited with formalizing the genre. From behind two turntables Herc spun the short, percussive sections of ... More >>
Best DJ-booth setup of all time. Pics by Puja, more below.The Flavor Battle
Tuesday, January 11
Better Than: A Chik-fil-A DJ battle.
We're secretly reveling in the recent emergence of DJs as hip purveyors all that is "cool." So when we heard that McDonalds and Complex were throwing a ... More >>
Does Apple really have to throw themselves a whole big event party thing every time they roll out a product? It's not that they aren't informative -- they are -- it's more that they feel like a company who just sold you a $500 piece of electronics which now makes you more available to people ... More >>
You read here about how the HK bar Bull Moose Saloon decided to cater to a gay crowd, until the owner had a change of heart and banished them from the premises.
Well, Jake Levy, who was involved in the boite's reimagining, just gave me the inside scoop, as it involved a friend of his who he' ... More >>
Corrections sources are telling the Voice that rapper Lil Wayne was caught today at Rikers in possession of "unauthorized earphones and a charger" during a search. An investigation is underway to find the missing device (almost certainly an iPod or other kind of MP3 player) that goes with the ... More >>
DJ Scratch, doing the classics, to robust crowd approval. Pics by Puja Patel, more below.
Roc Raida Tribute
Thurday, October 22
The line outside B.B. King's last night for the Roc Raida tribute--celebrating the beloved turntable king who died September 19--took up half an ... More >>
Daptone flagship crew Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. CREDIT.
From Brooklyn Vegan comes the dismaying news that retro-soul titans Daptone Records suffered a traumatic break-in over the weekend at their Bushwick headquarters, leading to a tremendously heartbreaking list of lost (and uninsured) equi ... More >>
Daptone Records, the Bushwick analog recording mecca used by Amy Winehouse and the Dap-Kings, got robbed last night, reports Brooklyn Vegan. The haul is impressive: Fender amps, computers, turntables, phone and modem equipment, mics, turntables -- even their Baldwin organ was "tossed and is probably ... More >>
The much-covered saga of the young woman who couldn't pay her taxi fare and was forced to give up her iPod instead has, after hopping the traffic divider and making a U-turn, rolled slowly to a halt. First, folksinger James Taylor, upon learning that his songs were among the treasures lost with Nata ... More >>
The Post follows up on that strange taxi story we told you about last week, in which a cabbie forced a young woman whose credit card wouldn't work in his reader to surrended her iPod as recompense for the fare. The cabbie is identified as Mohammed Islam, and says he's willing to return the iPod in e ... More >>