Interpol (Band)

  • Music

    July 30, 2014

    Getting Hi-Fi Love on Hi-Fi

    How closing Brownies helped bar owner Mike Stuto reconnect with music

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Album Oral Histories We'd Love to See

    The music industry doesn't produce director's commentary. Your average musician isn't doing press tours, they're doing three hours of phone interviews. Every album has a narrative, a set of circumstances that led up to its tenor and tone, but much of that is left by the wayside. Music writing's an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    New York Musicians Mourn Slain Members of the Yellow Dogs at Brooklyn Bowl Benefit

    Johnny Azari wore black jeans, a black t-shirt, and a black button-up (his right elbow poked out through a hole in the latter). His afro was backlit, and the effect lent Azari a kind of unearthly quality as he opened a memorial concert Monday night for two members of the Brooklyn-based band the Yell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Case Against My Bloody Valentine's mbv

    Gotcha with the headline, but I'm not here to hate on mbv. I'm a fan. I've daydreamed a dozen Loveless follow-ups, but I wasn't satisfied with the ones in my head-- I needed to hear what Kevin Shields had crashing around in his. m b v is not quite what I hoped for and not quite what I expected, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Action Bronson's Best Tweets

    Tonight Action Bronson shares the stage at House of Vans with soulmate Paul Banks of Interpol for a Complex magazine party billed as "Judgement Night." We're not sure if that means Denis Leary and a roving band of thugs will be whipping concert goers with chains, but we do know, if it's half as fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Which Album Will Pitchfork's Readers Crown As The Best Since 1996?

    In an effort to stanch the flow of stale complaining about its "elitism" invite its readership into the magical world of music-publication listmaking, the online-tastemaker behemoth Pitchfork is putting together The Pitchfork List, which purports to count down its readers' favorite albums released b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Live-Blogging The 2012 Grammys: Tributes, Tribulations, Skrillex, And The Return Of Adele

    via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?​Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Live: U2 Keep On Keepin' On At The Meadowlands

    U2 w/ Interpol New Meadowlands Stadium Wednesday, July 20 Better than: ...the real thing? Every day, you presumably go to work, and sit in a cubicle or in an office. You work on a desktop, check some blogs, IM with your friends, and small talk with co-workers. You do this competently and consist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    SOTC Nightlife Awards: The Best Parties of 2010, Featuring Q-Tip, Let's Play House, Jelly NYC, and More

    The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.​Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    2010: The Year In Music Photos

    ​The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York's Gossip Loses Its Grip

    ​In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Week in Review: We Forgot "Rad Bromance"

    The highlight of our week, for good or ill.​ In case Lady Gaga's monstrous fame-monster antics weren't over-the-top enough, the bubble-dress-wearing, bloody-heart- ripping Gaga monster's out-of-this-planet-to-Jupiter-and-back diva status may have officially been cemented in stone this week. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    VICE Goes Highbrow, Unleashes 'The Creators Project'

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2010

    The National Is Uncomfortably Fun

    Matt Berninger makes awkward look cool and despair sound hilarious

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    A Week in the Life of Dinosaur Jr.'s Tour Manager

    ​Those unclear on what tour managers are for exactly might consider reading Interpol/Moldy Peaches/Yo La Tengo road wrangler David Scheid's testimonial to the New York Times about what he does all day, which basically consists of flying various places on planes. One particularly brutal itinera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    "Planet Rock" Producer Arthur Baker Breaks Down Production Techniques at the M for Montreal Festival, Announces Collabo with Cold Cave

    Arthur Baker, sans crazy stomach flu​Producer and DJ Arthur Baker helped change the sound of New York in the early '80s, producing the pioneering Kraftwerk electro-twurk of Afrika Bambaataa's 1982 single "Planet Rock" and running early hip-hop label Streetwise. He was ready to spout about all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Interview: Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

    Frightened Rabbit play the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday with the Spinto Band. Tickets are $15 and still on sale here. "I tend to judge papers by how many shits it takes you to read through them. I think NME, for what it's worth, is a one-shit paper. After one shit, you're like, 'Alrigh ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2007

    The Populist Appeal of Robot Rock

    Le Royale offers raucous parties and actually lets you in the door to enjoy them

  • Music

    September 11, 2007

    The Evolution Starts Now

    Steve Earle saunters into town; hopefully, Oakley Hall can teach him some new tricks

  • Music

    August 21, 2007


    Polarizing, paranoid noise rock suitable for loving, hating, chewing on

  • Music

    March 6, 2007

    In Defense of Ultragrrrl

    Sarah Lewitinn has become New York’s premier tastemaker—and that's what makes the haterati squirm

  • News

    December 19, 2006
  • NYC Life

    August 15, 2006

    Wish You'd Been There

    How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations

  • NYC Life

    July 11, 2006

    Staying in Shape

    The Siren after-party scene only further proves MisShapes' dominance

  • Music

    May 2, 2006

    The Fire This Time

    Feminized emo pugilists bring the huge

  • Music

    March 21, 2006

    Radical Comfort

    Hey Mr. Sax Man, you're the hidden king of rock and roll, or whatever it is

  • NYC Life

    March 14, 2006

    Simon Says

    Post-punk jam for Reynolds's Rip It Up and Start Again

  • Music

    November 15, 2005

    Turkey Shoot 2005

    Fifteen courses you'll be better off skipping at this year's musical overfeed

  • NYC Life

    October 11, 2005

    Mo Mo More

    Mo Pitkin's, Moby, and Rene Risqué satisfy the hunger

  • People

    August 30, 2005


    Talking with John Mikl Thor, rock gladiator

  • NYC Life

    August 23, 2005

    So Dark

    Dark Room turns one; Cyril's in the Hamptons

  • Music

    June 14, 2005

    Sustenance Enough?

    Indie-rock heavy hitters get confused figuring out why they're doing it, doing it, doing it

  • NYC Life

    May 17, 2005

    Mofos Unite

    Records, blowjobs, and blackouts: The filthy bash turns five

  • Music

    November 30, 2004

    People Are Strange

    Irwin Chusid presents a film fest of the musically bizarre

  • Music

    November 9, 2004

    Dial M for Middle Age

    East Village alt-rawk oldsters face the whippersnappers

  • NYC Life

    October 12, 2004

    Going, Going, Gone!

    Moby, Jay McInerney sold to the highest bidder; Interpol go undercover

  • Music

    August 3, 2004
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    December 30, 2003
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    December 30, 2003


    A Little Night Music

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    October 14, 2003
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    September 30, 2003
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    August 19, 2003
  • Music

    July 29, 2003
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    July 22, 2003
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    July 8, 2003
  • Music

    April 29, 2003

    Sign on the Dotted Void

    Peppy Songs With Hooks and Beats—the New Underground Craze!

  • NYC Life

    March 4, 2003

    Where Do I Go Now?

    Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll From Here

  • NYC Life

    January 28, 2003
  • Music

    July 30, 2002

    Disco Still Not Disco

    New York Rockers Remember How to Dance

  • Music

    September 11, 2001

    Sound Checks

    Your Choices Guide to Four Nights of CMJ Music

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