Hair Police

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The Best Noise Tracks of 2013

    Another year, another list: noise roars on, freakier and spikier and gnarlier than before, furthering tinnitus cases and confusing loved ones and improving the quality of life for the thousands, or maybe dozens of people for whom pop music doesn't translate into a satisfying drive to work or night o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 7/12/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/8/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Q&A: C. Spencer Yeh On Self-Definition, The Perils Of Sequencing, And Going Semi-Indie

    ​Tonight, the prolix, improvisation-happy Ohioan C. Spencer Yeh will play a set with cellist Okkyung Lee and pianist Magda Mayas at the Knitting Factory. And while there's no way to predict what his set might sound like, it's a fair bet that it'll differ from the two shows he played last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The New York City Record Store Year-End Roundup

    ​In 2009, we began the weekly Local Top 10, a series we hoped would prove that New Yorkers were far too stubborn to let the record store go. The series ran until last month, when we literally ran out of stores to cover--not the best sign for the future of music retailing in New York City. Befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Interview: Carlos Giffoni on No Fun Fest '09

    "At No Fun I would say that ninety-five percent of the people are there to see the bands and for most of the bands, this is the most people they have ever played in front of. So the amount of energy feels completely different--the bar is much higher." Photo by Megan Ellis On Friday, Brooklyn nois ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2008

    Experimental Musicians in a Post-Tonic Universe

    Downtown innovators like White Out fight for survival in a brave, disquieting new world

  • Music

    May 8, 2007

    No Fun, More People

    A beloved noise fest now draws civilians, too

  • Music

    March 7, 2006

    Pitted Out

    Painting the Whitehouse blank amid the grind and noise

  • Music

    November 2, 2004

    Farts of Speech

    Noise bands from Midwestern swing states rhyme their crunch, blare, squeaks, and moans

  • Music

    March 23, 2004