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 >>
Starring, Dustin Wong & Dan Friel, White Out, PC Worship
Saturday, July 7
Better than: Next week's Crimson ProjeKct appearance, perhaps?
It may have ended with a dazzle, but this Northern Spy Records-curated night of intriguingly difficult music did not commence auspiciously, at least for ... More >>
White Outalong with Gotham lifers like Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth and Unsanehead a slate of disparately drawn iconoclasts who, despite downtown's colossal overhaul, still unequivocally bleed NYC guts and grit through their musical veins. Inseparable since being introduced by former SY d ... More >>
Mister Hands, the debut album from NARC, is the sound of Balimore's Nicky Smith bisecting and pinning to cork several the electric guitar's sonic flavors: the panning-stereo patty-cake blare of "Gangrene/Snickers"; the drowsy, Drunken Master splay of "Sweater"; "Don't Touch," which bear-hugs a meat ... More >>
Sonic Youth's "Express Way To Yr Skull (Live in Prospect Park)" from Big Ass Lens.
There was this terrific moment Saturday night during the encore of Sonic Youth's terrifyingly mobbed Prospect Park show, just after they'd finished Daydream Nation thriller "Silver Rocket" amid a strobe-light finale, ... More >>
From Jim O'Rourke's All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~ tribute album, out now in Japan. Thurston drew "Always Something There To Remind Me," which turns out to suit him real well. Real excited for Yoshimi's "I Say A Little Prayer" to surface but until then this will do nicely. [24Bit via St ... More >>
Luisa CintaOver 20 years, Bill Callahan--who recorded as Smog from 1988 until 2007--has dabbled in hard rock, children's choirs, French horns, country, darkened synth-pop, and gospel. His throat holds a flat, wheaty baritone--as expressionless as plastic and as self-sufficient as a leather jacket; h ... More >>