When we arrived for check-in at rag & bone on Friday night, the woman behind the table asked, "Are your hands cold?"
"How could you tell?" we said as we shook a layer of heavy snow from our hat.
And that was when she gave us a black squishy thing. Yes, it was a hand warmer.
Call us easy, but we w ... More >>
Better than: Expected.
Cat Power is unsmoteable. Not Giovanni Ribisi and his potentially Scientologist Welsh supermodel wife, or The Miami New Times' "less than stellar" review, or angioedema, or tour bankruptcy, or alcohol could get in the way of last night's performance at Terminal 5. Maybe her s ... More >>
Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>
True to its name, Bright Moments is a big sunshiny explosion of optimism: joyous found sounds, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Beach Boys harmonies, anime keyboards and big explosions of billowing brass. It's the demented brainchild of New Yorker Kelly Pratt, a multi-instrumentalist who's played horns for B ... More >>
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K.
Friday, December 17
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Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah
Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
Dustin PittmanSpoon's Britt Daniel, back in '05Ten years ago, the Village Voice staged its first-ever Siren Music Festival. On Saturday, we're celebrating the anniversary by welcoming back some SOTC favorites like Matt & Kim and Ted Leo to the shadow of the Cyclone at Coney Island. As we gear ... More >>
So a couple hours ago Brooklyn Vegan seemed to post this year's Jelly Pool Party schedule, easily the most vital dance card for Brooklyn-is-the-center-of-the-universe types. But apparently it was some clown with access to the JPP braintrust's official Twitter account last year. BV posts a pho ... More >>
This weekend's celebration of the Stonewall Riots' 40th anniversary culminates with the Gay Pride Parade, which features Governor Paterson as a Grand Marshal. The Nokia Theatre is hosting a Commemorative Concert and Love Ball to raise funds for Heritage of Pride, who have helped in organizing the ma ... More >>
Big Black established Chicago's Touch & Go Records, Butthole Surfers nearly undid it, and Ted Leo stuck with the indie for far longer than anyone expected. But there's also a whole roster of lesser-known, weirdo, commercially doomed T&G releases that likely contributed to yesterday's announcement ... More >>