White Outalong with Gotham lifers like Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth and Unsanehead a slate of disparately drawn iconoclasts who, despite downtown's colossal overhaul, still unequivocally bleed NYC guts and grit through their musical veins. Inseparable since being introduced by former SY d ... More >>
Grouper at Neon Marshmallow. Neon Marshmallow NYC Public Assembly October 14-16 Better than: Bumming about Kim and Thurston. "Yeah, he was pretty much just sitting there, watching his .wav files," somebody noted to a late-arriving friend, recounting a Friday set at this weekend's Neon Marshmallow ... More >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... More >>
Our weekly rock critic Scan-Tron is totally skipping work to run off to the Unsound Festival! The 10-day experimental music blowout is so enticingly nerd-centric that it makes Northside Festival look like a beer-bong at a frat party. This year's highlights include an appearance by electronic origi ... More >>
The Polish electronic/avant-garde/new-classical bacchanal known as the Unsound Festival has been the pride of Kraków since 2003, luring sonic-minded thrill-seekers the world over with a veritable orgy of umlauts, consonants, and high-minded audio/visual splendor, mixing high-culture chamber- ... More >>
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Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
"At No Fun I would say that ninety-five percent of the people are there to see the bands and for most of the bands, this is the most people they have ever played in front of. So the amount of energy feels completely different--the bar is much higher." Photo by Megan Ellis On Friday, Brooklyn nois ... More >>
Homegrown bands and labels finally get the locals-only blowout they deserve
No Fun Fest ditches Brooklyn, heads downtown
The guy in middle is Fuckface. No really. Noisemasters General Wolf Eyes graciously turn over the spotlight (or, given the circumstances, lack thereof) to Absolute Body Control, the icy-cold pioneers of Belgian electronic bummer-dance, formed more than 20 years ago and finally getting around to pla ... More >>
Trent makes a middling ambient record. So can you, incidentally.
The Teenagers have dirty mouths and an accent
A beloved noise fest now draws civilians, too
A plague of noise bands attacks New York City from deep underground