Better Than: Wandering through the Warhol Museum with iTunes on shuffle. Andy Warhol once said, "The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do." This is the quote with which Dean Wareham introduced Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, 15 films set to orig ... More >>
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Better Than: Seeing Morrissey live, probably When Tampa, Florida-based post-punk outfit Merchandise released Children of Desire in 2012, it was not only a break out, but a break from the hardcore scene they'd grown up in. A lot of that shift was evident in their revamped sound, more indebted to new ... More >>
The Fall 2014 Issue
Bradford Cox has a special way of making people uncomfortable, and not just by way of fashion faux pas or fake interview ire. Via his own quiet, insinuative style, the guy has written or co-written some of the most emotional devastating and twisted rock'n'roll anthems, murder ballads, and free-form ... More >>
"This isn't our usual room," says Bradford Cox as I plop down on the couch in the penthouse of the Ace Hotel for the band's day-long press junket. He's wearing a worn t-shirt, the eyeliner from the previous night's performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon still on his face. He knowingly smiles, a ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Brooklyn Academy of Music May 3 - May 5 Better than: NBC's Thursday-night comedy, a Friday night in NYC, and Cinco de Mayo, combined. When covering a festival, you're bound to miss most of the festivities. It's a fact of life, and one that I had to accept when attempting to ... More >>
Benjamin LozovskyThe Creators Project October 15-16 Better than: A representative of the Intel Corporation laboriously explaining to me the superiority of their microprocessors. If you're suspicious that The Creators Project is all just a way for the Vice Empire to class up its image beyo ... More >>
At long last, Bob Dylan arrives in town tonight, kicking off three days at Terminal 5. The shows are sold out as all hell, of course, though Craigslist doesn't seem too predatory at the moment (think $75-150, or considerably more if you want to go the Stubhub route). And what better way to ce ... More >>
Taken with an Apple product out of brand loyaltyDeerhunter Soho Apple Store Tuesday, September 28 Better than: An intro course to GarageBand or whatever the hell ordinarily goes on in here. These Apple in-stores are super-weird. The tech-seminar vibe, the folks politely seated close enough ... More >>
Bradford Cox a/k/a Atlas Sound (that's him to the left) could've been a hypnotist in a prior life—if in doubt, stop by the Bell House, where he'll put the audience in a trance with subdued fluorescent vocals layered over tamed, fraying guitars and electronic noise that bubbles to the su ... More >>
Fuquan7777Broadcast get all shy. CREDITBroadcast/The Atlas Sound (Le) Poisson Rouge Tuesday, October 20 Two trippy, languid, insular headphone bands -- best appreciated in private, while wearing a Snuggie and high on mushrooms -- offered back to back at a crowded CMJ show, with pristine soun ... More >>
--Taylor Swift was on The View this morning, talking about what it was like to be the other person on that infamous VMA stage: "I think my overall thought process went something like: 'Wow, I can't believe I won... This is awesome... Don't trip and fall... I'm gonna get to thank the fans, thi ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Tina TyrellHalf-NYC/half-Berlin anesthetized dance duo Palms are dropping a remix EP on Sept. 1 in a limited edition run of 500 vinyl slabs, via Brooklyn's own Rare Book Room Records. Gavin Russom, ... More >>
Sam Horine, tons more photos from the show over here No Age/Dan Deacon/Deerhunter Brooklyn Bowl Sunday, August 2, early show The story of this past weekend's outdoor festivities was, regrettably, the grumbling skies. No different with Sunday's installment of Jelly NYC's Pool Parties, which for the ... More >>
No lifeguard needed—well, then again . . .
Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Joe Bradley Photo by Jamie Peck Gorilla vs Bear may have the Polaroid mugshot game on Kryptonite lock, but our pals over at Impose Magazine recently posted a nifty bunch of instant-camera shots from the last South by Southwest. Only nine months later, this ... More >>
Two audience-defying rock n roll acts
Moses Archueleta and Christopher Bear; photo by Cami Deerhunter vs. Grizzly Bear, Interpol DJ sets Other Music Saturday, April 19 Saturday was saw celebrations for both Earth Day and Record Store Day—somebody really should've also christened it Newspaper Day for the whole loser-take-none trifect ... More >>
Atlas Sound, the other project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, will be at a space TBA. Would guess this'll be just Bradford Cox solo and not the full Atlas Sound Music Group. It's Deerhunter. Also, it appears that Deerhunter will be playing with the Black Lips at McCarren Park Pool this summer ... More >>
Yo Majesty, Santogold at Irving Plaza on Friday night Spank Rock at Irving Plaza on Friday night; photo by Rebecca Smeyne