Welcome to 2013. Welcome to the future.
2013 is not like other years. It's different. It's a whole new world. A world in which Grammy Nominee and general music visionary Al Walser is not only still alive, but will lead us all to redefine our very idea of art (seriously, think about it). A world i ... More >>
And it's by the guy who wrote "Psycho Killer"!
Here's the official description of Here Lies Love, coming to the Public next April:
"Within a throbbing dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim desconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise ... More >>
The inaugural New York edition of the Electric Daisy Carnivalthe multi-day EDM festival that has packed in revelers around the country since 2008, which announced its first trip to the area last weeknow has a venue and a lineup. Billboard reports that the two-day New York stop, schedul ... More >>
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again.
Thanks for the handoff, Nick, and thanks to Katherine, Tom and esp ... More >>
Krivit (in mirror) and Osunlade, thrilling the Ed Hardy massive. Pics by Chris Tarantino, more below.Danny Krivit/Osunlade
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If Danny Krivit didn't exist, the dance floor would be forced to invent him. An NYC booty physicist of the highest order, he has perfect ... More >>
MGMT. You're wearing two different socks, dude. Photo by Josh CheuseIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on the gleeful self-sabotage of MGMT, Francis Davis looks back on the work of jazz's Paul Motian, and Theon Weber reviews David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love tribute to Imel ... More >>
You get one guess which Pitchfork writer. Fascinating post on DB's journal/blog on songwriting alchemy, how much everyone hates writing words, his own personal workspace ("Serial numbers and security codes for software are pinned to the wall, along with a Tammy Wynette poster"), and so forth. Evid ... More >>
Besides jerking around with Iggy Pop on Letterman, newly sober dance-music goof Fatboy Slim is working on a concept album with David Byrne about Filipino sovereign Imelda Marcos, based on the pair's 2006 stage production Here Lies Love. He plays at Terminal 5. Meanwhile, Iggy chats with the New Yo ... More >>
Now that the Jimmy Fallon/Thurston Moore clothing mystery is solved, let's direct your attention to the fact that Iggy Pop actually wore a shirt for his entire appearance on Letterman last night. Mr. Pop was there to sing lead with Fatboy Slim's Brighton Port Authority project on their cover of t ... More >>