Over the past five years, Mexican Summer has introduced (or helped to introduce) bands like Best Coast, Washed Out and Kurt Vile. This weekend, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, they're throwing a two-day concert at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, with Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Lansing-Dreiden, ... More >>
It was 1999, a particularly hot summer in San Antonio, Texas. I remember walking into a Wal-Mart, away from my mom to wander the vast CD racks for something new and exciting. It was a big time for pop music. The cover of Millennium, by the then inauthentic-feeling boy band, the Backstreet Boys, show ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Kanye West closes the Governors Ball
Free Energy find themselves in a strange new world. A fuzzy, poppy, rock 'n' roll band inspired by '70s acts like Big Star, Thin Lizzy, and The Cars, they grew up on rock. "Paul and I are both from the same small town," says Evan Wells, who started the band with his brother Scott and their friend P ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. In honor of the world's most bloated city this week, we present the five biggest sellouts at SXSW. See also: Why We'll All Try to See Justin Timberlake at SXSW, and Why That's Completely Wrong
Even though I've never laid eyes on them, it's easy to recognize Nude Beach's Chuck Betz and Ryan Naideau at the Williamsburg coffee shop where we meet. Ripped leather jackets and Germs pins stand out against carefully sculpted hippery. Vocalist Betz, with his bed-head buffount hair-do, is a dead ri ... More >>
Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coast--the label's biggest su ... More >>
Open. Click. Send. In a matter of seconds, Max Schieble's pre-recorded vocal track from America appears in the e-mail inbox of his bandmate Danny Lentz, who is currently abroad in Paris. Lentz receives the file, pulls out a violin and plays his part from memory. The file is sent back over to Schiebl ... More >>
Best Coast play Terminal 5
Frankie Rose premieres 'Interstellar' at the Knitting Factory
Metallica has announced the first annual Orion Music & More Festival, which will take place in Atlantic City on June 23 and 24 and feature the band headlining both nights and playing the Black Albumyou know, Bob Rock, commercial breakthrough, "Enter Sandman," etc.in its entirety ... More >>
A nation (or, at least, a city) of music dorks called a day of mourning when the long-running indie-oriented video show New York Noise was unceremoniously cancelled by New York City's NYC-TV last year. But you can't keep a good fan down for long. Noise creator/curator/editor/producer Shirley ... More >>
Social media in full effect at SaksBedlam broke out in the streets of Manhattan Thursday night for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out. Even though we sort of knew what to expect, the evening turned out to be a clusterfuck--in a good way. We're still grappling with the events that took place ... More >>
Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some eventsDrake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>
The band builds a barbed-wire-wrapped clubhouse
That chyron makes being a buzzband sound a lot more fun than it is. Last year the local-music show New York Noise was unceremoniously given the heave-ho by NYC TV, but creator (and NYC indie-scene lifer) Shirley Braha has returned with a new half-hour video show on MTV Hive, the indie-leaning ... More >>
Sorry guys.What is it about Long Island and its inability to let multi-day music festivals blossom? Today organizers of the MTK Music Festivalthe fashion-forward, Vampire Weekend-headlined event scheduled for next weekend at the East Hampton Airportannounced that they'd pulled t ... More >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping! After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. You may have heard by now that Beavis and Butt-Head are returning to MTVa real comeback after years of cruel teasing rumors, none of them particularly believable. Mike Judge an ... More >>
The singer-songwriter goes it alone on her crowd-funded new album
Yesterday morning a vote by North Carolina's legislature overrode Governor Bev Perdue's veto of the state's budget, and as one of the consequences North Carolina became the third state in recent weeks to cut all public funding to Planned Parenthood programs. Proponents of the measure relied ... More >>
Although East is still better, amirite?
Ian ConeThe 100 Biggest Assholes in Rock Issue, The Shit List Issue, The Overrated, The Rock Bible--Chunklet mastermind Henry Owings redefined the 'zine aesthetic with his deliciously wisecracking, ass-chewing tongue, dumping on everyone and their mother while taking a little bit of time to e ... More >>