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 >>
In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League. As ... More >>
Violent Bullshit is, indeed, the shit. The band's five membersvocalist Jayson Green, dueling guitarists Byron Kalet and Andrew Reuland, bassist Matt Cash and drummer Dan Crowellprofusely bleed hardcore and its ethos on their face-ripping, manically ragin' yet ridiculously meticulous 14 ... More >>
In 1978, the Sex Pistols would have hocked snot at the idea of being associated with prim layouts and orderly type. Sublime's signature colors were not purple, pink, red, and gray; The Replacements had no ties to concentric squares. Dr. Know and Gorilla Biscuits never put pinwheels anywhere i ... More >>
If any one-woman band can eclipse the delightfully volatile presence of Steve Albini and his stature in the annals of Amerindie rock and scrumptious food bloggery, it's the cerebral and dissonant classi-punk Helen Money, who's opening for Shellac at the Bell House tonight and tomorrow night. Helen M ... More >>
The Slants bill themselves as "Chinatown Dance Rock," which means they have no problem copping to the fact they sound like "the Asian version of the Killers." The Portland, Oregon-based group, who come to Union Hall next month, made news recently when they attempted to trademark their name, but th ... More >>
White Zombie had rules. One: no solo albums under their own names. So Sean Yseult -- the bassist in the NYC punk-metal monolith, led by growling frontman Rob Zombie, that slowly evolved from mid-'80s CBGBs punks to the '90s alterna-metal titans of "Thunder Kiss '65" and "More Human Than Human ... More >>
Rumors aside, the mod-punk icon still gives a fuck. Maybe too much of one.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Stupid Party play 538 Johnson. Photo by Lauren Vandevier.Stupid Party are crusty, grungy masters of the bruising garage-pop that has been rocketing bands like Shellshag, Screaming Females, and Jeff ... More >>
In honor of next weekend's fete upstate, some wistful reminiscences and trash talk
Latest Stephen King adaptation all fogged up
Boston postpunk legends return for more guttural howls and first-lady jokes.
From Senegal to Austin T-X clear evidence of cooperation between or among principals
Alt-rock pioneers Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors
On their great new album, Brooklyn's best band explores why Catholic girls start much too early
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
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