Better Than: A night in with real cartoons -- this show was live-action animation The last night of a good tour feels like a high-school graduation: There are lot of hugs and "We love you guys!," guesting during each others' sets and/or hijinx, which can range from Motley Crue surprising Guns N' R ... More >>
"Is anyone out there wearing shoulder pads?" asked Dawn Landes as she took the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg Monday night to perform her take on Bob Dylan's "Dark Eyes." The audience cooed in response, happy to humor her '80s reference and more than willing to listen to the Kentucky singer-son ... More >>
Being in a relationship is as much a cultural journey as it is an emotional, intellectual or sexual one. Mostly because you have to "do" things with your significant other, and when you live in a city, a lot of the time "doing" means going to the movies or catching a gig. Because let's face it: if y ... More >>
How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
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Deer Tick does Nirvana
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
If there are two lessons Jonny Fritz learned throughout the creation of Dad Country, his big label debut, they're the following: be honest to a fault, even if you're saying something that won't go over well in the slightest, and pay attention to the kind words people say in bars because you never kn ... More >>
"Taking four years off when you're kind of a young band that's just starting to take off isn't really the best idea in the world," admits singer-guitarist Adam Stephens, one half of the San Francisco duo Two Gallants. "I definitely know that it wasn't the best timing, and I think we're still kinda w ... More >>
When My Morning Jacket play live, they tend to come off as an elemental force. They play three hours, paradoxically leaving you wanting more and leaving you absolutely spent. MMJ gives everything live, but also requires a lot of you, pulling you through blissed-out calms into twisting, peaking jams ... More >>
Titus Andronicus draw more from hip-hop culture more than you think. Songwriter, bandleader and Wu-Tang Clan fan Patrick Stickles' lyrics are deeply post-modern and full of hypertext links to everything from The Velvet Underground to Albert Camus to Curb Your Enthusiasm. And like any hustler with a ... More >>
After he graduated high school, John McCauley convinced his parents to let him tour the country playing his guitar rather than going to college. Somehow, they listened, and he birthed Deer Tick, an alt-country band that's since released four records and a handful of EPs. McCauley is now in his mid-t ... More >>
Diamond Rugs w/Alabama Shakes, Robert Ellis Central Park Sunday, June 24 Better than: The pre-concert City Parks commercial featuring our mayor eating nuts, saying, "Oh, hello. I'm Mike Bloomberg, and I'm nuts!" If you're a new band, it has to be hard taking an outdoor, festival-like stage to perf ... More >>
Brooklyn's Virgin Forest is stick-to-your-ribs indie rock courtesy of 80% of Phosphorescent, fueled on Townes Van Zandt and heavy metal thunder. Their sophomore album (and first for Partisan), Easy Way Out (due January 31), mines similar Neil Youngish territory as Phospho, but is more Ragged Glory t ... More >>
Go bowling with Deer Tick
Mark SeligerIn the new documentary Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, you'll find a wildly diverse array of witnesses, all in thrall to the ragged glory that was The Mats in their prime. Included among these friends, admirers, whack jobs, rackjobbers, rock critics and record ex ... More >>
Deer Tick’s boys will be boys
If you're not doing anything else with it... Back in the bubbly, heady days of 2007 the idea of rock-and-roll class wars was stoked by Social@Ross, a $15,000, five-concert series in the Hamptons that had big names like Billy Joel and Prince and that got deeply discounted before not being aske ... More >>
DOM, in the haze. The openers for this summer's RiverRocks concert seriesthree free shows at Hudson River Park's Pier 54, taking place on Thursday evenings in July and Augusthave been announced: the darkelectro Toronto act Austra will support tUnE-yArDs at this season's July 14 ... More >>
How about Smells Like Deer Spirit'?
2011 marks the 13th summer that free shows will be presented at Pier 54 (located at the intersection of West Street and 13th Street) by the Hudson River Park's RiverRocks Series; this season's concerts will be headlined by tUnE-yArDs (July 14), Metronomy (July 28), and Deer Tick (August 11). ... More >>
The L Magazine's Northside Festival is perhaps the city's finest home-grown music festival, now in its third year of ramming as many bands/artists/filmmakers as possible into the Greenpoint/Williamsburg nexus: "Elaborate and somewhat intimidating" is the way we've described it in the past. Th ... More >>
Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing. Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
Photo via Fred W. McDarrah, there from the start.Yes, it was Dylan Week here at SOTC, a veritable orgy of Greenwich Village-scouring videos (with installments covering Cafe Wha?, Jones Street, the Gaslight, and Washington Square Hotel, or just enjoy the whole thing in one shot here), along wi ... More >>
No.Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... 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 >>
The Hold Steady, our favorite group of "wizened and wistful" meta-rock daddies (or "lowbrow bar rockers," your pick), perform tonight as part of WNYC's "Soundcheck" program" at the Greene Space. Then, abruptly setting aside all wisdom/wistfulness, the night plunges into a DJ-set orgy: Neon Indian ... 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 >>
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
So first the Providence proto-folk band picked up the unlikely endorsement of Brian Williams, kicking off the newsman's "BriTunes" program in a kind of deadpan surrealist interview. Then a cross-dressed John McCauley was a surprise guest on a St. Louis stage, randomly filling in for King Khan ... More >>
Deer Tick singer John McCauley, in drag. Photo by Todd OwyoungThat right there is a picture of Deer Tick singer John McCauley in drag out in St. Louis last night, where he filled in for the King Khan & BBQ Show after the duo was apparently arrested (yup!) somewhere between Nashville and Misso ... More >>
Some as adults (nice going, My Morning Jacket) but mostly as children (very cute, dude from Deer Tick). Gallery is here. On the left, we see Bon Iver. Try and guess who he is.
--Postpunk pioneers the Feelies, whom this paper once called "The best underground band in New York," will reissue their 1980 debut, Crazy Rhythms and the 1986 Peter Buck-produced follow-up The Good Earth, on September 8. The reissued albums will be released on CD and vinyl in their original ... More >>
The back patio in 2007 Let it be known that Todd P's deftly orchestrated unofficial all-day parties are one of the SXSW's undisputed highlights, tucked a few blocks away from the main Sixth Street drag on the back patio of Ms. Bea's, the best dive bar South of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. So we a ... More >>
She's not just angry 'cuz she's from Boston
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Sound of the City will resume full-force come Monday. In the meantime, find your last minute arrangements below...
The Walkmen triumph, the pretty people gawk at Tom Wolfe, and no one goes to rehab
Notes on the evolution of the BK DIY scene, now available in Manhattan