Glenn Mercer, singer/guitarist/co-founder of New Jersey's modestly legendary Feelies, is a warm, soft-spoken guy who hasn't altered much of anything about his music in, oh, twenty years. Sound of the City recently chatted with him about his band's new and old material--Here Before, the Feeli ... More >>
This is exactly what it'll be like.
Iggy Pop on live television: Always a treat. The Stooges join Genesis, the Hollies, Jimmy Cliff, and ABBA, who're triggering the usual that's-not-rock hoo-hah; our own Jason Gross grapples with the Rock Hall's legacy/future/point here. Lotta love for Chicago out ... More >>
The Liars, acting out a scene from the sequel to The Hangover. Photo by Zen SekizawaIn this week's Village Voice, Jason Gross on how to fix--or blow up--the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Miles Marshall Lewis plays around with Gorillaz, Andy Beta talks with space-disco-and-beyond-producer Bob Bl ... More >>
In the words of our very own Jason Gross, "They've still got the two cute and aging boy-toys and the two weird-looking guys also." Yes, he is referring to none other than Cheap Trick, and yes, they are playing the Fillmore, wielding, as always, guitars with enough necks to impale a small army ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
Who moved my cheese? Illustration by Shane Harrison.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reads 50 Cent's surreally insightful self-help book, The 50th Law: "This book is actually kind of sad, in the bleakness of its cutthroat, shoot-nine-times-or-be-shot-nine-times worldview. Trust no o ... More >>
Perfect Sound Forever, friend-of-SOTC Jason Gross' long-running online music mag, has an excerpt from Lowside of the Road, Barney Hoskyns' new Tom Waits biography. (Here's the first chapter, actually.) The PSF bit concerns Tom's transformation from sweet '70s crooner to deranged '80s junkyard-dog ca ... More >>
Electric Six/Living Things
Tuesday May 5
Love these guys. Love and indifference are your only real options. "We're back at the Bowery Ballroom after attempting to go to a larger venue," announces thunderous frontman Dick Valentine. "It didn't work out. Now we'll stay here for the ... More >>
Photo by Star Foreman.
You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
In this week's Music Section, Rob Harvilla profiles the new kings of late-night, the Roots, as they prepare to take Manhattan.
Peter S. Scholtes on the shifting republic of K'Naan, a deft Somali rapper risking wackness in the name of peace.
Kevin O'Donnell introduces the ball of exc ... More >>