Better Than: Happiness.
About halfway through his band's set on Saturday night, Nick Cave took a moment. He'd just finished a roaring rendition of "From Her to Eternity," the thumping, chaotic song from the Bad Seeds 1984 debut album of the same name. This was the Australian's final evening at the ... More >>
The ever-evolving microgenre of "trollgaze" isn't just limited to whippersnapper up-and-comers. Today we look at one of this week's most chattered-about albums, the Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration Lulu, to try and deduce one thing: Can a 90-minute double album based off German Expressionist ... More >>
Ashley Eada Giahn
The Black Lips w/Davila 666, Xray Eyeballs
Saturday, October 29
Better than: The overpriced coat check.
Here's the thing about Black Lips shows: They're completely out of control as a rule. Playing Webster Hall on Saturday for their "Hell in the Hall" All Hall ... More >>
Wednesday, October 20
Better than: Black Kids at the R Bar, 2007.
Salem are referred to by some as witch house, drag, haunted house, or. . . never mind. The point is that people are actively referring to Salem. Curmudgeons who turn typing into rent checks are arguing ab ... More >>
Our host, in his elementLook, when you get an email with that offer, you say yes. It's just a fact. And thus do I find myself on a bus yesterday evening with 20-odd publicists, journalists (OK!, In Style, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, etc.), and TV/radio people, a merciful lack of ironical "LOL ... More >>
Philip Markoff, a second-year man at Boston University, is accused of murdering masseuse Julissa Brisman of New York in a Boston hotel, and of robbing at least two other in-calls. There is something dramatically satisfying about the apprehension of a clean-cut Nordic pre-med student from Sherrill, N ... More >>