"No naked?" "No. No naked." I am at the Russian and Turkish baths on east 10th St. with all four members of witchy Canadian synth-pop group Austra (Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski, Ryan Wosniak and Dorian Wolf), plus Maya's lovely French girlfriend Mathilde. At least two of them are nursing green ... More >>
If you're thumbing through the print edition (God bless your soul), it's hard to miss the three pages of recommended events that open the issue. Because the internet makes those a little less obvious, here are our five picks for concerts this week. Tomorrow, the Pistol Annies come to Midtown's Term ... More >>
Austra come to Brooklyn
Kanye West at Occupy Wall Street; confused woman. Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here. ... More >>
The Times won't write their name, but we will! Over and over!
--Further details have been revealed about Fucked Up's November 5th live reprise of their entire Chemistry of Common Life at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The band has revealed the special guests they'd teased earlier this week: Andrew W.K., the Vivian Girls, Titus Andronicus, and Katie Stelmanis ... More >>
The Girls' Guide to Rocking, the new super-primer/covert punk-rock educator/best friend of a book by SOTC buddy Jessica Hopper, is actually a lot of books at once. It's a polemic (girls should rock), a how-to with a sneaky DIY slant (girls should do it themselves), and a covert good-taste rec ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.