New Year's Eve is next Friday, which means you probably already missed out on Patti Smith tickets. Wait much longer and there won't be much left to choose from. So, in the interests of being servicey, and in honor of the news that 2010's Most Important Singles Artist, Ariel Pink, will be in a ... More >>
Don't bother requesting anything, he's already gonna play itBig Boi
Monday, September 6
Better than: The vast majority of other greatest-hits sets performed in bowling alleys.
So Big Boi, as someone in his management circle is explaining before tonight's festivities beg ... More >>
Yes, New Year's Eve, that magical evening of at least slightly overpriced parties that nonetheless hold out the possibility of an epochal, champagne-fueled, surprise-guest-besotted, properly year-christening blowout. There are hundreds to choose from; the Drive-By Truckers, we are beginning t ... 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 >>
Thursday, April 1
I admire these dudes (who appear in these pages, virtual and literal, with alarming frequency) for distilling complicated societal ills into one compact, blunt, blaring, paradoxically rousing burst of Southern rock: What "The Man I Shot" did for th ... More >>
One of Fabolous' 23 victims. (Note: number is approximate.)Well, we survived another April Fool's Day, a/k/a the worst Internet day of the year, casting aside this year's wan hoaxes and getting to the good stuff: Fucked Up, sued by an energy-drink juggernaut for bad-mouthing SXSW? Hilarious! ... More >>
Alice in Chains get down. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla sees the sorta resurrected Alice in Chains at Terminal 5, Stephen Deusner on the creative nonfiction of the Drive By Truckers' The Big To-Do, and Phil Freeman gets personal with jazz violinist Regina ... More >>
Jim Carroll -- prototypical NYC punk-rocker, Basketball Diaries scribe, and CBGB poet laureate -- died of a heart attack Friday night. He was 60. Lots of intense eulogies will follow in the days to come: He's an excellent jumping-off point for an "Old New York City vs. New New York City" screed, t ... More >>
Mr. Isbell in L.A. awhile back. CREDIT.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Thurday, February 26
Next time your alt.country album needs an epic, weeping, piano-driven, slow-burn, blowout-ballad closing number, look this dude up. Late of the Drive-By Truckers (Father's Day tear-jerker "O ... More >>
Booker T. the DBT's; presumably Neil Young's too busy with his electric-car rock opera to be photographed.
As the phrase "bitter cold" figures heavily in many NYC weather reports today, let us seek out perhaps the warmest-sounding man in all of music: Booker T. Pitchfork is streaming a track fro ... More >>