When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album.
On the surface it made sense. Jay-Z -- who retired as a rapper in ... More >>
Tonight in Atlanta, the Michigan Wolverines and the Louisville Cardinals will play to find out who is the greatest college basketball team in all the land. Will it be the Wolverines, who, behind the play of standouts Trey Burke and Mitch McGary, have ensured that your Facebook feed has been awash in ... More >>
By Nate Jackson
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
After watching Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard belt her way through "Hold On" and "Always Alright" on Saturday Night Live, I did what I always do--peruse Twitter to see what people have to say about SNL's musical guest--and CHRIST that was an infuriating exercise. In a perfect world, Howard's glorio ... More >>
Tonight, fun-loving party rockers Electric Six are bringing their unique brand of unrelenting dance-floors thrashers to Mercury Lounge for what's sure to be the most unstable good time in Manhattan this evening. Next year marks a full decade since the group smashed into our collective conscious with ... More >>
One recent trend in pop music has seen a number of old souls producing albums by the young at heart. Gospel goddess Mavis Staples's latest album, 2010's You Are Not Alone, was produced by Wilco wunderkind Jeff Tweedy; rockabilly vet Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over, released in 2011, was oversee ... More >>
Dave Grohl had a good time at the Grammys on Sunday. The Foo Fighters won pretty much every rock-oriented award possible, he reminded everyone that he's got the power-ballad game on lock, and he even got to show off his sweet Slayer T-shirt. Once again, everything came up Grohl. The most likable man ... More >>
It's not the first place we'd expect to find Kathleen Hanna's name, but there it is, subtly tacked onto the credits for Neal Medlyn's Wicked Clown Love, a 2012 experimental work "built around the music and culture of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse, their devoted fan base the Juggalos, and other form ... More >>
People are in a bit of an uproar over this week's announcement that Nickelbackthe Canadian post-grungers whose seventh album, Here And Now, comes out later this monthwould be the halftime entertainment during the Thanksgiving Day NFL tilt between the Detroit Lions and the Green ... 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.
You know how Hugh Hefner has to have sex with fifty women and an endangered panda at once in order to feel anything at all? I went into this year's CMJ Music Marath ... More >>
Fucked Up w/JEFF the Brotherhood, Iceage
285 Kent Ave
Saturday, June 25
Better than: Seeing Fucked Up at, say, Terminal 5.
After playing the middle slot between two legends of indie in a cavernous Manhattan concert hall this past Thursday, Fucked Up shared Saturday night's bill at the Will ... More >>
via RickeyHey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones!
On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>
If you ask Michelle Trachtenberg politely maybe she'll reprise this.
Well, it's that time of year again: Friday's Fashion's Night Out brings a whole slew of free ways for you to stalk your favorite celebs, stare at pretty things you will pretend to consider to buy, and get some swag and music appr ... More >>
Rob TrucksDexter and Sara behind the Apollo Theater
If it is fitting that we meet Dexter Romweber and his sister Sara at the Apollo Theater (and it is), it is perhaps even more appropriate that we record their performance behind the historic venue, specifically a relatively dark and frozen sidewalk ... More >>
Courtney Love posted this googly-eyed picture of her in bed with a turtle on her head to Twitter. Somehow she was surprised when it ended up in a UK tabloid.
Gun, meet these fish in a barrel. Courtney Love's public missives have always been an endless source of voyeuristic entertainment, from her a ... More >>