• Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Big Ups: Jam Band Weedeaters and Jesus Lizard Fanatics

    The twenty-something, NYU-bred noise-rocking brainiacs in Brooklyn's Big Ups are nestled in a corner booth at Greenpoint's Manhattan Inn, downing Buds while barely looking old enough to drink, cracking wise-ass all the way. They shoot down their own goofy name ("It's a really bad band name"), squash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard: An Exclusive First Listen To So Percussion's BAM Next Wave Piece "Imaginary City"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​New York's bang-on-a-everything ensemble So Percussion are unleashing their most ambitious work to date tomorrow, October 14, as a part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. Imaginary City is a meditation on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Sriracha, Spotted Everywhere

    While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    More SXSW 2009 Bands Announced

    SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.

  • News

    April 10, 2001


    Next Stop, Quebec: A Sweeping Trade Pact, Shrouded in Secrecy, Draws Protesters From North and South

  • News

    July 4, 2000

    With a Rebel Yell

    Making Some Noise at the National Hollerin' Contest

  • Music

    December 8, 1998