Better Than: Their headlining set at Pitchfork in 2011.
TV On The Radio is at an interesting crossroads. After completing a three-album deal with Interscope, the Brooklyn four-piece is returning to the fold with a reinvigorated passion for their craft.
Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin ... More >>
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
By Kai Flanders
Last January Brooklyn-by-way-of-Australia indie-pop songsters High Highs released a self-titled EP. NPR called it's under-watery layers "immediately endearing" and NME listed them as one their 50 best new bands of 2011. Their phone rang. Elton John's people were on the line. They we ... More >>
With the release of their second album I Love You, Dude (Downtown) earlier this year, the dance-pop duo Digitalism left a lot of people wondering if anything had changed. Their full-length debut Idealism, released in 2007, identified the German DJs as creators of expansive, electronic landscapes wit ... More >>
Cold Cave w/Austra
Saturday, August 6
Better than: Keeping it all inside.
Tortured, downtrodden, and fashionable, Cold Cave has dug deep and thoroughly into the ever-resurfacing chasm of 80's nostalgia. Their blend of gothic new wave, industrial, and synthed-out disco has ... More >>
People have lots of strong opinions about the musical outfit that goes by the name Animal Collective, and expect those comment-section arguments to rage now that the band has taken it upon itself to tour this summer. (Brooklyn Vegan's already lighting up! Can someone get me some hummus?) So f ... More >>
There's no getting around it, this is LCD Soundsystem week. Buy your tickets on Craigslist and be scorned by James Murphy forever if you must--sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
But hey, other things are happening this week too! Tropical dance fete Que Bajo?! has relocated to a new home fo ... More >>
The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>
The scene at Sunday's Cut Copy fete. Pic by Sam Horine."I kind of hate the Pool Parties now," notes Jelly NYC co-owner Sarah Hooper in the last (!) graf of this not terribly sunny NPR report on the promotion company's current mindset. "It's no longer the series we envisioned," she notes elsew ... More >>
Just as the sports world has spent today obsessively tracking Lebron James' every move, the Brooklyn rock contingent is anticipating the imminent arrival of the Jelly Pool Parties lineup for 2010, so much so that there's already been one convincing (but not very amusing) fake. Well, per the b ... More >>
Featuring the odd return of 1995, in the persons of Soundgarden and Green Day, modern arena-rock surrogates the Strokes, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Phoenix, the National, and the Black Keys, and who else but Lady Gaga? Music is a befuddling tapestry in which Cypress Hill will always have a home. Comp ... More >>
photo by Tod Seelie
Matt and Kim came up playing lofts, warehouse, galleries, basements--and still do locally whenever the circumstances permit, though their ever-increasing popularity makes it impossible to throw down at, say, Dead Herring without murdering its show potential forever. So even whe ... More >>