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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Next Stop, Quebec: A Sweeping Trade Pact, Shrouded in Secrecy, Draws Protesters From North and South
Making Some Noise at the National Hollerin' Contest