This weekend marks the return of the Northside Festival, the Brooklyn-blanketing series of concerts, films, art shows, and discussions of "entrepreneurship" now in its fourth year. The music lineup is pretty jam-packed with bands both local and visiting, and in order to assist you the SOTC staff has ... More >>
I'm turning 30 this year, and I'm looking for positive role models wherever I can. Do I have to start talking about insurance and mutual funds and Roth IRAs, or is there a way to grow up while holding my cool? For some advice, I turned to the 33-year-old Frankie Rose, who just released the outstandi ... More >>
via ChickfactorChickfactor #5, starring Lois Maffeo and Rebecca Gates. The resurgence of the concept of "twee" (for better and for worse), and the fact that 2012 serves as the 20th anniversary of the seminal indiepop fanzine Chickfactor, probably made the three-night Bell House birthday blowo ... More >>
In this week's Voice I outline my music-related resolutions for the coming year, most of which involve getting away from the Internet in some fashionavoiding toxic comment sections, realizing that the cloud's completeness is completely illusory, being better about listening to music that was ... 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.
This weekend, the New York music scene continued to show its support for injured rock and soul DJ Jonathan Toubin with numerous benefits in his honor. Brooklyn Bowl ... More >>
A few weeks ago, when working on a feature about the Brooklyn indie scene and Simon Reynolds's new (and seemingly omnipresent) book Retromania, I had the chance to talk briefly with Frankie Rose (formerly of Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts, currently of Frankie Rose and the Outs) about twee ... More >>
That chyron makes being a buzzband sound a lot more fun than it is. Last year the local-music show New York Noise was unceremoniously given the heave-ho by NYC TV, but creator (and NYC indie-scene lifer) Shirley Braha has returned with a new half-hour video show on MTV Hive, the indie-leaning ... More >>
Debbie AllenIn Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
As New York problems go, this is not a bad one to have: there was so much good stuff going on Friday night that we wished we could clone ourselves. The B ... More >>
Linkin Park, favorably compared to Radiohead by Christopher R. Weingarten.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis weighs in on the new eight-CD box set honoring jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, Christopher R. Weingarten compares Linkin Park's new A Thousand Suns to Radiohead's OK Computer, and C ... More >>
Online DIY fund-raising phenom Kickstarter can claim many success stories, sure: Take Frankie Rose's van or Weingarten's whole Tweetbox thing. But Kickstarter fatigue/backlash is a real danger, and, you know, the economy is in tatters, so success is never assured, which five-year-old L.E.S. i ... More >>
Frankie and the Outs
Hey, look, it's another Kickstarter campaign! Local bikini-bashers Frankie and the Outs would like your aid in acquiring a tour van for their fall tour. Not just any van, but more specifically, one of the following: a "sweet" van, a "mini-van," or an "Astrovan." To illustrate h ... More >>
Golden Triangle take it off. All photos by birthday girl Rebecca Smeyne.So Saturday night's secret post-Siren, post-South Street Seaport party was drunken bikini bash out in Bed-Stuy, where Golden Triangle's O.J. San Felipe managed to electrocute himself via the deadly combination of crowd su ... More >>
Let the Spinal Tap jokes begin: the Vivian Girls seem to have shed another drummer. It's their second after O.G. skinslady Frankie Rose, who split a couple summers back; since then, the band's drummer has been the capable Ali Koehler. Now, evidently, it is not. The band's publicist confirms the pe ... More >>
So a couple hours ago Brooklyn Vegan seemed to post this year's Jelly Pool Party schedule, easily the most vital dance card for Brooklyn-is-the-center-of-the-universe types. But apparently it was some clown with access to the JPP braintrust's official Twitter account last year. BV posts a pho ... More >>
While the city's alt-bros are locked up in Terminal 5 for a Justice DJ set and the subsequent Ed Banger 7th Anniversary Party, you can be crawling around in the cavernous Monster Island. There, the scuzzy (Frankie Rose and the Outs), the scuzzier (Harlem), and the scuzziest (Stupid Party) wil ... More >>
Yeah it's Christmas, but it's also the dawn of the first of many, many maddeningly inconclusive conversations you're about to have about your New Year's plans. Let this guide help you. We're out of here for the day, and back on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend.
May your holidays look a lot like this. ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca Smeyne
The two-day festival put on by Woodsist and Captured Tracks, the imprint of Blank Dogs' Mike Sniper that lives underneath Williamsburg's Academy Records, took place Friday and Saturday of this weekend. Originally set for the 979 Broadway Backyard in Bushwick, Friday's ... More >>