[Ed. Note: In Please Enjoy Responsibly, columnist Raymond Cummings tracks down the best noise music of the month, while keeping an eye out for the best of recent months and saluting noise triumphs of yesteryear.] No more bullshit, no more half-stepping: Spring has sprung. People are dressing horri ... More >>
Greg Saunier, the drummer behind the frenetic noise-pop band Deerhoof, tends to speak in the manner that he drums: inexhaustibly, with idiom, but with a flourish that's unmistakably his own. He's translated those qualities of percussion to the current project of our focus, Mystical Weapons, a psych- ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
The Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival began last weekend, and it runs through March. The performers, which include Deerhoof, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo and the JACK Quartet, were selected because they occupy the "fertile terrain between classical and popular music." Among these so-called ... More >>
These are the eight best concerts in NYC this week. And if you don't know, now you know.
By Katherine Turman Mike Watt is a jack of all trades, and master of most. Since founding hardcore punk legends Minutemen in 1980 and contributing the phrase "We Jam Econo" to the cultural lexicon, the bassist and "spieler" has added much to America's left-of-center musical landscape. From the two- ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. As the second half of August wrings the last drops of sweat from us, it's important to make the most of the time we have left before fall makes us feel like we have to go b ... More >>
Starring, Dustin Wong & Dan Friel, White Out, PC Worship 285 Kent Saturday, July 7 Better than: Next week's Crimson ProjeKct appearance, perhaps? It may have ended with a dazzle, but this Northern Spy Records-curated night of intriguingly difficult music did not commence auspiciously, at least for ... More >>
We asked Off- and Off-Off theatermakers what they feel the scene is missing
For the past three decades, the flannel-flyin' and econo-jamming godhead Mike Watt has staunchly adhered to his and late, great best friend and fellow Minuteman D Boon's credo "punk is whatever we made it to be while projecting an air of sincerity that is just plain righteous. And in all of Watt's p ... More >>
The always-working bandleader puts the world on shuffle at BAM
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
Duke meets Jacko
Get a tattoo from David Shrigley
Jonah Flicker The Go! Team Bowery Ballroom Tuesday, April 12 Better Than: Trying to go anywhere in the spring monsoon taking place outside. The pre-show soundtrack of Motown, Stax, and the Beastie Boys was a hint: The Go! Team's show on Tuesday was not going to be your run-of-the-mill indi ... More >>
Talibam! with Sam Kulik The ubiquitous brainiacs behind Brooklyn's maniacally creative and hilarious duo Talibam!--beardo keyboards squelcher Matt Mottel and bizarro drums wizard Kevin Shea--are airing out their gripes, sort of, as they chill in their Wall Street studio at the Swing Space, an under ... More >>
2010 was not a particularly pleasant year for venue/police relations -- see Market Hotel or Santos Party House -- and 2011 unfortunately got off on the wrong foot immediately. Ridgewood Masonic Temple, the pretty great Bushwick spot that hosted shows last year by Sleigh Bells, Das Racist, Lightni ... 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 >>
On Sunday afternoon, FIFA will crown the 2010 World Cup winner. At that very same time, Jelly NYC will be hosting its first Pool Party of 2010. To immerse yourself locally in the World Cup final experience, all you need is a football-friendly liquor-licensed establishment, a large-screen TV, and t ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Listening to Brooklyn's Boogie Boarder is like chugging a tall boy filled with all the fun parts of noise-rock--with none of the actual noise. That means hand-drawing cute animals on the 36-page zine yo ... 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 >>
The Walkmen triumph, the pretty people gawk at Tom Wolfe, and no one goes to rehab
With Ceramic Dog, the trailblazing guitarist puts the 'Party' in Party Intellectuals
On the crabby hypnosis of Lou Reed, and the WTF delight of Ken Nordine
Meet clubland's enigmatic, fascinating new "It" boy
The Good Good stay hidden in Brooklyn's state of nature
Baroque Brooklynites Telepathe try to read your mind
A great slew of genre-bending goulash-rockers gracefully emerge from Brooklyn's hipster dust
Uploader Supreme Joly MacFie Puts Indie-Rock New York on Cable and the Web