We all love sad music. We love it when there is something about sad music we can relate to through our own sad personal life experiences. It is pleasant to listen to a song about heartbreak when your heart is broken. It is also pleasant to listen to a song about heartbreak when your heart is not bro ... More >>
The bar band looks to rebound after first stumble
That Dog. are proof that the '90s were a very different time, one when an alt-pop band with three women, one guy, extraordinarily catchy songs ("Never Say Never" and "Long Island" were every bit the equal of "Buddy Holly" and "Say It Ain't So"), and a cool gimmick (full-time violinist Petra Haden) c ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
In praise of two great records from California's pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple
New Jersey's finest Boss acolytes are too young to be so nostalgic, and so safe
Brian Fallon Bowery Ballroom Friday, January 15 This was a weird one--a sold-out Bowery Ballroom full of steroidally pumped up Jersey dudes singing gently along to Gaslight Anthem and Kelly Clarkson covers, then breaking into spectacular fights as Fallon rambled between songs. There's no Brian Fa ... More >>
Barring a massive surge of readership between now and Thursday night (and with Michael Musto half-naked on this week's cover, anything is possible), we can safely say that the following stories generated the most interest from our readers this year. (And watch out for #3 -- it's definitely Not Safe ... More >>
F2K has been a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Relive the whole long journey here. Thank you, and we're sorry. As a concession to a vile, contemptible decade marked by commerce over reason, we pleaded to our editors at the Village Voice to let us publish the No. 1 entry as one of t ... More >>
Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto
Bring a book—and your cargo pants
Uptown Saturday nights are more fabulous all the time. Meanwhile, back at the Tonys . . .
Glenn Mercer's solo debut could be a Feelies reunion. He's just too nice to make it one.
MySpace studs muse on the long, dark December of their souls
Five-Girl Armies and Finnish Martians Fall Through the Cracks