By Jonah Bromwich Better Than: a performance of The Magic Flute being interrupted by a robot invasion. Complaining about low quality sound after the concert of an artist you like is kind of like griping about the refs after your team loses a game--if the artist is good enough, they should be able ... More >>
The borough is where it's at
M. Ward w/Yo La Tengo, Wyatt Cenac Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday, August 7 Better than: Having your appendix removed (get well soon, absent Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew). There was a quiet in the air as I approached the Prospect Park Bandshell, home of the Celebrate B ... More >>
Fred Armisen plays his favorite songs
Little Dragon Le Baron Chinatown Thursday, May 3, 2012 When getting ready to see Swedish dance fiends Little Dragon at Le Baron Chinatown, I really only had one question: Would I actually get in? Yes, I was assured by one of the event's men behind the curtain, Fabien Moreau, but I didn't want to be ... More >>
WU LYF fire up Williamsburg
On the fifth night of Hanukkah . . .
M.I.A. at HARD Fest in July. Photo by Jens Joller.M.I.A.'s July HARD Fest imbroglio has now been well documented: the rain and poor sound that torpedoed her set; the ensuing argument over who had failed who; M.I.A.'s subsequent promise to make it up to all those who had been there with a free ... More >>