Howard Gilman Opera House
Friday, April 20
Better than: Celebrating "4/20."
Questlove's "Shuffle Culture" eventat which ten or so musical acts performed a handful of songs each, but never more than one at a time, as if the set list itself were on shufflewas at once st ... More >>
After a recent boisterous and discordant performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Deerhoof's dressing room briefly felt like the center of the indie universe. Hanging out and sipping on the beer and wine that usually go to waste (Deerhoof is more of a tea-swilling bunch) were members of The Di ... More >>
Better Than: Getting harassed by Lou Reed's manager.
There's many perfectly valid reasons to find Sean Lennon deeply dubious. The main knock on the guy is that he uses the obscene wealth and ridiculous connections to date models, to hang around in feathered fedoras, and to release solo albums per ... More >>
Last week brought the discouraging news that Ridgewood Masonic Temple, the flourishing Bushwick DIY venue that hosted some bitchin' Todd P shows last year, was going dry effective immediately, owing to some liquor-license snafus; given that promoters are generally fond of selling alcohol, man ... More >>
Presenting... burger-core. Pic by Puja Patel.In the week we spent holed up in Sound of the City headquarters preparing Pazz & Jop results, we still found time to report back from shows by former Talking Heads members Tom Tom Club, former Deee-Lite member, Lady Miss Kier, former the Pack membe ... More >>
all photos Sam HorineChuck Schumer with the JellyNYC gang, Sarah Hooper and Alexander Kane. Full gallery from Sunday's first Pool Party here.
The line-up announcement for this season's slew of Jelly NYC Pool Parties wasn't quite as mercilessly drawn out as Big Boi's solo record, but it certainly fe ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent.
Brooklyn's Glass Ghost are throwing their tilted hats into the ring of bands like Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof and Dodos--you know, that irresistible, disjointed mix of pop hooks and Beefheartian a ... More >>
Here we have the fourth-annual slate of Wordless Music fetes, pairing as always electronic and indie-rock types with classical musicians, to presumably horizon-expanding effect. We kick off in September with that bananas Warp Records birthday-party deal (feature Battles, !!!, Flying Lotus etc.), ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Recently, we've given you Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite," the video for Motel Motel's "Coffee," and Werewolves' "Dora Gerson."
Greenpoint duo Renminbi play a decidedly blustery, blown-out version of t ... More >>