One of the more intriguing debuts I've heard this year is All Hell, the first album by the Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson. It redefines the term "American Gothic," fusing together the vague suggestion of AM-radio static, sample-based melancholia, and his arresting, deep voice; the resu ... More >>
Tonight, find Mr. Johnny Rotten aged to post-punk perfection with Public Image Ltd. at Terminal 5, where you'll catch the ex-Sex Pistols frontman wailing about "Death Disco," songs that aren't love songs, and the like. At Mercury Lounge, discover a couple of Christopher R. Weingarten-approved acts ... More >>
Cookie-dough sucks toasted?Pop Tarts Suck Toasted confronted a rough technological beginning of 2010: in February, the local-music-blog's chief architect Patrick Duffy woke up find that Google had unceremoniously expunged the nearly five-year-old site's archives, allegedly for repeated DMCA complain ... More >>
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Will CalcuttBrooklyn trio ARMS (all caps, please) is the tasteful, affable, basement-brewed indie-pop guise of Harlem Shakes guitarist Todd Goldstein. Before breaking up in September of last year, H ... More >>
Shilpa Ray, formerly of splendidly volatile trash-punkers Beat the Devil, has probably the loudest, brassiest, most arresting voice in the city, with an extraordinarily bizarre sense of humor to match. Now presiding over the band Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, her latest MySpace blog update ... More >>
Arlie John CarstensDarin (left) and Greg (right) BresnitzHow do twin DJs itching to get into the New York food scene go about doing so? you might ask. Simple. Just Google "hipster chefs in New York" and one name is sure to pop up: Sam Mason.
"We just called him up and said, 'Hey, you don't k ... More >>
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Summer Blow-out BBQ
July 29, 7-11 p.m.
Join Sam Mason of Tailor for a Summer Blow-out BBQ this Wednesday at Hope Lounge. There'll be $5 plates of me ... More >>
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Wednesday, May 6
The knock -- OK, one of the knocks -- on Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is its portrayal of the Lower East Side as a relentlessly precocious, shiny, happy fantasy-land where beautiful people prance about listening to Bishop Allen and saying impossibly witt ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley.
Impose is having a birthday party show on Saturday at Cake Shop. It's free if you were born in January.
O'Death mixtape. Unfortunately this doesn't include yodeling diss tracks aimed at Akron/Family. On that ... More >>