Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground
Wednesday, July 18
Better than: Watching Empire Records on basic cable.
We make the "remember the '90s" joke around these parts a fair amount, but this week the alt-rock strain of that decade has been stu ... More >>
DIIV w/ Cloud Nothings
Thursday, July 12
Towards the end of DIIV's set last night at 285 Kent, lead singer Zachary Cole Smith looked out over the packed house and took a moment. At this point, the band had played its dreamy shoegaze for about 30 minutes; after each song, the crowd responde ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs w/Micachu & the Shapes, Delicate Steve
Friday, June 1
Better than: Seeing the "Naked Cowgirl."
Merrill Garbus was vamping on "Powa," one of the sexier tracks off tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l, when a sudden synthesizer malfunction interrupted her banshee wail with a country swing ... More >>
Maybe it's all that misguided Year of the Woman chatter that dominated year-end roundups, or the slow, agonizing creep of Fashion Week, or the coming apocalypse, but hoo boy has there been a lot of terrible writing about female musicians in the past few weeks. The latest offender is the New Y ... 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 >>
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf is a talkative guy. What was supposed to be a 30-minute interview to preview his band's performance of the 1995 album Dopes To Infinity at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday stretched into 90, as he took off and ran with subjects like how his band has been pi ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
This weekend, Waste Of Paint traveled back in time to take a look at the roots of the neo-garage-rock movement we know and love today. As it turns out, the scene's ... More >>
We're hearing reports that R&B singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home. The suspected cause is an alcohol or drug overdose. The singer had long been known to struggle with substance abuse issues. We'll update when more information comes through; if you have a tip, ... More >>
Lewis Jacobs/NBCMichael Buffer might have sold that a little better, dude.
A couple of weeks in, The Voice is already turning out pretty great. The singers, at least thus far, can all actually sing, the coaches all have sharp and productive things to say, and the show's setup provokes more a ... More >>
A just slightly confused Ariel Pink. Pics by Rebecca Smeyne, more below.Rock and Roll Circus, Night II
Starring Ariel Pink, Amazing Baby, Saint Motel, Aska, and Nick Zinner
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Tuesday, January 4
Better Than: Last night?
. . . And we're back for night two of The We ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent.
Brooklyn sludge duo Orphan are a lumbering beast, sticky with hot asphalt and gnawing everything in sight. They manage to take the icky, acidic, vaguely pop churn of bands like Karp and Eyehategod a ... More >>
Jim Carroll -- prototypical NYC punk-rocker, Basketball Diaries scribe, and CBGB poet laureate -- died of a heart attack Friday night. He was 60. Lots of intense eulogies will follow in the days to come: He's an excellent jumping-off point for an "Old New York City vs. New New York City" screed, t ... More >>