Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you areSo Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>
Rockers across both rivers converge
Generation Records finally got around to posting live footage from a late October post-CMJ show they hosted for forgetters, the reclusive Brooklyn trio fronted by Blake Schwarzenbach, whose days in Jawbreaker seem much closer, lately, than those he spent playing in Jets to Brazil. If they wanted t ... More >>
This, of course, could be really good, or really bad. "An original," in particular, sounds ominous. But it did get us thinking about our dream version of this show. What kind of New York talent is available to do covers of songs from John Hughes soundtracks?
"The Tundra" was a benefit held last Saturday night for 826NYC, billed to include not just music from Tim Adams and Golden Bones but readings from people as varied as Pepi Ginsberg and Blake Schwarzenbach, formerly of Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil and, most recently (and not formerly yet, I don't think ... More >>
Sad Emo-Punk Boys Pull on Strings, Unravel Sweaters, Shiver Til Spring