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  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Lady Antebellum and Brandy Clark Headline a Night of Country Concerts

    Better Than: This divided by two. Let it go into record that for once, on the night of May 7 in the year 2013, Manhattan had too many good country—country referring to popular country, as imported from Nashville—shows to attend, overlapping bookings that could have both been the highlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    100 & Single: Three Rules To Define The Term "One-Hit Wonder" In 2012

    You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    TV on the Radio Turn Their Gaze Inward

    ​ For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Behold The Musical Spoils Of The Brooklyn Book Festival

    ​Ah, the Brooklyn Book Festival, a five-year-old, free, all-day blowout of panels, readings, and extraordinary quasi-literary happenings, where you might see, say, Ian MacKaye complaining about people who say "just type it in" when they mean "Google it." (On a panel with Thurston Moore and Lup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    SWELLS! ATTACK!: Steven Wells's First and Last Column for Sound of the City

    About a year and a half ago, a pitch fell into my lap from Steven Wells, the infamous NME writer who'd been highly praised and enthusiastically recommended by a determined string of collegial forwards. ("Crazy, brilliant Brit," went one such thumbs-up.) Wells wanted to write a column for this blog j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Interview: Jon Langford of the Waco Brothers

    The Waco Brothers play the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday, June 3rd. "[The Waco Brothers] had a number of different names. We started off, I think, as Jon Boy and Deano... Then it was Ranch Quake. . . Elephant Ears was one. We'd play and it'd be so awful, you know, that we'd change the name for the n ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2007

    When Now Wasn't Soon Enough

    Everything great—and everything you forgot was lousy—about British guitar-rock

  • Music

    May 20, 2003

    Loser on a Roll

    Jon Langford Makes Friends and Influences People