Better Than: The emotional, drug-enhanced séance you and your friends in college hosted to listen to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in near-total darkness If you're into Neutral Milk Hotel, there's no way to show up to a concert like last night's and not brace for the worst. The quartet is one of t ... More >>
The group in Ohio, a few days back. The Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour Knitting Factory Monday, March 21 Better than: Seeing any band currently attached to any kind of micro-genre-related hype or anything remotely timely. The titular amazement of Elephant 6's second Holiday Surprise revu ... More >>
--The Killers' Brendan Flowers likely got to live out a childhood fantasy Saturday when he joined Bruce Springsteen for a duet of "Thunder Road" at the opening night of the Neatherlands Pinkpop Festival. Nowadays, it's a right of passage for Springsteen-influenced acts to join their idol onstage. Th ... More >>
This morning, Merge Records issued a press release on behalf of Julian Koster--former Neutral Milk Hotel member, singing saw savant, man from the Music Tapes--asking for help in preserving a Massachusetts merry-go-round. Weird, right? Weirder: This is my shit!
Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
CREDIT Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour Knitting Factory October 11th The main pachyderm in the room at the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise was Jeff Mangum, for whom the Knitting Factory audience thrice crackled electrically, but STFU already. The once/future Neutral Milk Hotel singer bellowed in joy ... More >>