You've gotta have a code. And, for years, a good one that's never failed us is TRUST JAMES IHA. The ex-Smashing Pumpkins and sometimes Perfect Circle guitarist knows things, and when word got out that fiery Brooklyn punk outfit Hunters were in the studio with Iha, well, we knew too. We put them on t ... More >>
File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
Better than: No Smashing Pumpkins.
Billy Corgan just kind of does whatever he wants. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman--and now sole remaining member of the band's original lineup--has been making music for about two decades now. He's written love songs, hate songs, double LPs, masterpieces, and then ... More >>
By Neph Basedow
Poet e.e. cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan says. "What's funny is, I've died so many times."
The l ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, which you'll find in beat up, plastic red boxes across the city right. fucking. now.:
>> I use words like "raw, sexy, scary, fuzzy, fun, fucked up" to describe Brooklyn's Hunters for this week's cover story. The quick highlights: champagne bottle to the face, blood, p ... More >>
Greg Dulli is no GG Allin--to the best of our knowledge, the frontman of the recently reunited Afghan Whigs has never taken a big sloppy shit onstage then hurled his feces into the crowd (well, maybe metaphorically he has). But he's definitely teetered on the dangerous edge of rock 'n roll for the b ... More >>
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Brooklyn bubblegum-sludge bashers Hunters are the bastard children of Lollapalooza 1996, a perfect blend of Boss Hog cheer and Melvins churn. Led by co-frontscrungers Isabel Ibsen and Derek Watson, ... More >>
Photo by David Wentworth
Discussed: United Bamboo, Rag & Bone, Zero Maria Cornejo
Ladies, this fall, it's time to book that trip to Greenland! Or climb Mount Everest! Or fly around the world solo! Yes, more than a few designers are preparing us for thrilling adventure (think Amelia Earhart) ... More >>
CamilleTaylor, Adam, Bun, James
Right now, Tinted Windows are sitting on the couch across from me at the Driskoll Hotel lobby. Tinted Windows?!? Yes, Tinted Windows: the mind-boggling "super"-group of Taylor Hanson, James Iha, Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schleslinger, and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. ... More >>
David WentworthCory Kennedy at Karen Walker
The lights have dimmed at the United Bamboo show. Someone backstage is shouting "Right now! Right now!" But nothing is happening. We stare across the runway at front-row celebrity Sean Lennon and Angelina Jolie Jr. (a/k/a his stunning model girlfriend Cha ... More >>