Radio City Music Hall
Monday, September 24
Better than: Watching replacement refs ruin the NFL.
A mere three songs into Grizzly Bear's two hour set at Radio City Music Hall last night, the band already managed to exceed expectations. Singer Daniel Rossen stood proudly at center stage ... More >>
This week, the Voice sat down with Northern Spy head-honchos Tom Abbs and Adam Downey to talk about the second installment of the label's Spy Music Festival, which will engulf this city's landscape from Friday through mid-July.
But in typical unselfish fashion, Abbs and Downey weren't in a self-co ... More >>
Nat Baldwin's most visible credit at the moment may be his longstanding affiliation with Dirty Projectors. But the classically trained bassist has been sawing away at bull-fiddle tummies for far longer than Dave Longstreth's been serenading whales. Over the years, the New Hampshire native has appe ... More >>
Yes, fuzz-country sweethearts Phosphorescent lost $40,000 in gear when their van was stolen in Greenpoint last week, but in the end this tragedy has paradoxically only strengthened their faith in humanity re: the public outpouring of support that followed, leading ringleader Matthew Houck to ... More >>
Hailing from San Francisco, the morning benders (who prefer to keep their name humbly lower-cased) came of age this year with the release of their second album, Big Echo (Rough Trade). But the quartet has been active since 2005, recognized for a polished, lush, Pacific-coast sound with swooping cr ... More >>
Any mix that has "For Want Of" and the Promise Ring on it has our vote. New from Chris Taylor's Terrible Records, who sure picked a nice day to release a mixtape. Elsewhere in TR news? A show at Mercury Lounge in a couple weeks, featuring Acrylics (whose All of the Fire EP is out now) and the ... More >>
--R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, who was one of the first DIY promoters of punk and independent rock and the first regular booker of punk bands in Los Angeles. The Masque, a venue that became home base for all that is first-wave L.A. punk--including the Germs and the Weirdos--was in essence his baby ... More >>
To the left is the newly revealed cover art for Acrylics' five-song debut on Chris Taylor's just launched Terrible Records. There's also a teaser--EP title track "All of the Fire," which is even more shiny and blowsy and languid than we would've predicted from the band's ubiquitous live sets. ... More >>