Excerpted from the book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, published by It Books and available May 14
New York is a music mecca—the Brill Building, Broadway, street performers, subway buskers, the Metropolitan opera—but it's not known for its abundance of successful ... More >>
Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Deftones' sold out show tonight at Terminal 5 has been canceled. (A new date, says the band's management, will be announced soon.) The California alt-metal (whatever that means) outfit drops its seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, on November 13. Following last year's supe ... More >>
Jennifer Herrema has helped define the underground rock scene since the 1980s, thanks to her constant pushing forward of both music and style. In her youth, Herrema cavorted with the straight-edge hardcore rascals in D.C. (she felt more at home with the stoners); she scurried off to New York City at ... More >>
Cerebral Ballzy w/Flatbush Zombies, The Gospels, Jasmine Solano
Friday, June 22
Better than: Getting caught in the rain.
On a humid Friday at a new, still-raw, skate-ramp-slash-stage-equipped Lower East Side space (called, er, The Space), the answer to the timeless question "Is Brooklyn ... More >>
When the subject of women in punk and rock is broached, the usual suspects often come up: Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna, Patti Smith, Kim Deal and Debbie Harry. The injustice here is how punk-rock bassist Kira (born Kira Roessler) is rarely mentioned in the same breathnot that she cares m ... More >>
If you can snag this, congratulations, you've won. Saturday marks the fifth annual Record Store Day, the celebration of all things indie, vinyl, and limited edition-slash-noble ploy to get customers through the doors of the music stores still standing in the spring of 2011. It's basically the ... More >>
Odd Future and Mos Def in New York, circa two days ago. Photo by Brook Bobbins.By now you've heard about Odd Future, the polarizing Los Angeles rap collective that got a lot of New York-based critics and labels pretty excited the other night in the basement of Webster Hall. And if you've list ... More >>
The Studio at Webster Hall
Monday, November 8
Better Than: Steve Harvey.
Since everybody wants a piece of Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future, let's go ahead and carve off ours. Not the moment, about halfway through the show, when pack leader Tyler the Creator took a break from stag ... More >>
"I know there are a lot of metal bands that are trying to live like they were already living in war but what I'd say is: you guys have a better life than we did."
In 2002, with an U.S.-led invasion looming, it seemed unlikely that four young Iraqis, reared on Metallica, Megadeth and Slipknot ... More >>
The Bouncing Souls/Lifetime
Thursday, August 20
We will do our absolute best to refrain from ascribing metaphorical significance to the guy in the wheelchair at last night's Bouncing Souls 20th anniversary show who calmly spun his way into the thick of the crowd, had himself hoisted ... More >>
"I'm not trying to burn bridges. I did the mixtape because I absolutely adore Santi."
Southerngold, the ace Santigold/Southern rap remix record that sprang loose on the internet last week, has caused its creator, Brooklyn DJ Terry Urban, no end of trouble. Last Monday, as Urban was on the verge o ... More >>
If you feel disoriented at the prospect of enduring four years without a single Photoshopped picture of our national leaders in Gestapo outfits, then a dash of nostalgia might be just the ticket. Reagan Youth are back together!
Reagan Youth hail from the primordial NY hardcore scene of 1980--too ... More >>