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Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
On a recent morning in Crown Heights, we met Roberto Carlos Lange, the Brooklyn by way of Miami master who makes music under the moniker Helado Negro and whose latest album, Invisible Life, was released on Asthmatic Kitty earlier this month. It's his most collaborative album to date -- with appearan ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts in the city this week, in no particular order.
As you have presumably by now heard, New York Night Train host and DJ Jonathan Toubin was injured last week when a car crashed into his Portland hotel room. On Friday, Brooklyn Bowl will host a benefit concert for Toubin with performanes by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash, Tunde Ad ... More >>
Norwegian disco producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is notorious for his extended, drawn-out, cosmic dance tracks. His success lies in never-ending synthed-out grooves that brood without ever hitting a point of explosion--the entire point for his particular brand of space disco. In the past severa ... More >>
A free show with Bear in Heaven
The Hold Steady, our favorite group of "wizened and wistful" meta-rock daddies (or "lowbrow bar rockers," your pick), perform tonight as part of WNYC's "Soundcheck" program" at the Greene Space. Then, abruptly setting aside all wisdom/wistfulness, the night plunges into a DJ-set orgy: Neon Indian ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's ArpLine certainly know their way around a synthesizer, blurting out rainbow squiggles that somehow temper their quirky pop with an easygoing, always fashionable New York cool. Equal parts geek ... More >>
River to River is the sort of secret weapon free summer arts series in NYC, with more appealing surroundings than the Williamsburg Waterfront and less pomp and circumstance than the line- and child-ridden Celebrate Brooklyn stuff at Prospect Park. Just roll up wherever, and watch for a while, basi ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Kyle Dean ReinfordSherlock's Daughter is New York's newest, awesomest band--"newest" as in, "they just moved here a few weeks ago." Freshly imported from Sydney, Australia, Sherlock's Daughter emplo ... More >>
Tonight, creepy dubstep producer Shackleton headlines Dub War at Love -- the genre gets even darker thanks to his unexpected silences and evil whisperings in between all that bass wobble. WARP's Eskmo and Eprom are also scheduled to play, along with Dubwar residents Joe Nice and Dave Q, among ... More >>
YYYs, by Rebecca Smeyne, of course.In the week in which death shrugged off the "summer of" appellation and kept right on killing people, we mourned the Death Set's Beau Velasco, a good man cut down too early, and Mr. Magic, whose work as a DJ in New York in the 1980s is an enormous wormhole d ... More >>
Photo of Ida Maria plus models by David Wentworth.In the week "I'mma Let You Finish" became the new "WAZZUP!" (see how well that one aged!), we leaned back, helpless as the Maxwell Man (our references are old today, huh?) as Kanye annihilated his own website and the hopes and dreams of a 19-y ... More >>
The Rapture have been out of it so long, with the notable exception of a recent Fashion Week Prada set, it was worth wondering if anybody still cared about, erm, "dance-punk." Turns out, Brooklyn still does--or at least 80 people do: the cowbell-clangers played a "secret show" at Matchless last n ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven have evolved from a spaced-out, fuzzy psych mess to a spaced-out, fuzzy dance band. They've kept their soaring choruses and This Heat noise smackery intact, but now the wh ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
photo from SXSW 2006 by me There was this adorable moment last year on the last night of South by Southwest, when proud Williamsburgers Matt & Kim were playing the backyard rattletrap-gazebo of the amazingly rad dive Ms. Bea's. Matt was standing up on his stool, looking out at the hundreds of drunk ... More >>