A work of art's true meaning can take a while to be uncovered.
Think of the rich veins of wisdom, long threaded through our cultural bedrocks, that we mere mortals stumbled upon years, after their authors first brought them into the world: the economic allegory at the heart of L. Frank Baum's The ... More >>
David Pajo is one hell of a jack-of-all-trades guitarist. In the early '90s, Pajo revolutionized minimalist post-punk sonics with the crucial Kentucky outfit Slint, helped birth the post-rock aesthetic in Tortoise, collabbed with ex-Slinters in loopy dance new wavers King Kong and palled around in p ... More >>
In this week's Voice I wrote about the recently flipped 101.9 FM, whichafter an abortive effort at being an FM news/talk hybridis back to playing commercial "alternative" rock. I listened to a lot of the station's programming during its first seven days on the air, and while I was ofte ... More >>
White Lies are a gloomy British alt-rock band in the time-honored stylishly dour Interpol/Killers vein, the toast of NME and surrounding critical environs; they just put out their second album, Ritual, and are playing a sold-out show at Highline Ballroom Thursday night with Asobi Seksu. We ar ... More >>
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Saturday, October 9
Better than: Being in any other throng of 3,000 college students.
For a band of no words, Ratatat still swiftly establish their agenda--they would prefer the crowd riot. This is never uttered during their Saturday show - bassist/keyboardist Ev ... More >>
Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>
If you follow a band as slavish to style as Interpol, you've got to expect the quartet to surf art-world tides as effectively and dramatically as their music, well, doesn't. To wit: the move from the stark three-color minimalism of the Antics cover image to the bol ... More >>
Last time this happened, Vice blew threw $250,000 and Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles ended up with red handprints on his neck and a sad, outraged story to tell. This time, semiconductor manufacturing unit Intel will foot the bill, and it's hard to imagine crazed South African rappers Die ... More >>
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists have had a tough couple of years. Their previous two record labels, legendary indies Lookout and Touch & Go, both famously (and surprisingly) went out of business without warning, and his personal and creative lives haven't run much smoother. His wife had h ... More >>
Somewhat of a slow night, unless you're in for the Pixies at Hammerstein (featuring Jay Reatard!) or Sonic Youth at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (featuring, uh, Talk Normal!). Jimmy Buffett's at Madison Square Garden if you're into booze-soaked, beachy frivolity; Julian Plenti, a/k/a the Du ... More >>
NYC is a town of transplants, a fact that's never more obvious than during the holiday season. While thousands of New Yorkers take off work early and spend hours upon hours in traffic, at the airport, and stuck in train stations, we think those of you who are left in town should make the most of i ... More >>