For the past few weeks we've been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 40 best songs ever written about our city, songs th ... More >>
This week marks the 15th anniversary of an infamous day for the MTV generation. It was on May 25th, 1999 that former MTV VJ Jesse Camp unleashed his one album, Jesse and the 8th Street Kidz on the world . It was a big day, an end of an era and a landmark swan song to one of the '90s most unforgettab ... More >>
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery--and whose style has been ... More >>
The vacated Tower Records store on East 4th Street has been a symbol of the decline and fall of music retailing in NYC since the day it closed, back in 2006. Since then the space has hosted flea markets, Halloween stores, and any number of other temporary enterprises. The store's newest tenan ... More >>
Tower Records lives again, sort of
And inside the women in Towelhead. Plus Rockwell paints a fucked-up Casanova.
The Chelsea Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary
Not everyone at the storied hotel is a legend: stories from some of the Chelsea's lesser-known residents
Clueless documentarian charts transformation of former Dolls bassist to Latter-Day Saint
The Willowz make songs that sound like a place, their styles signs along the road
Club Kid Flick Needs a Bump, and Dee Dee's Home Alone
Elastica Out of Control
Slices of Life
Steven Lewis: Villain or Scapegoat?