"The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>
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For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Last September, Eleanor Friedberger flew out to Los Angeles with two goals in mind. First, she met with producer Eric Broucek to discuss the songs they had recently finished recording for her sophomore effort, Personal Record, a 12-song collection that showcases her work as a burgeoning indie-rock ... More >>
If there are two lessons Jonny Fritz learned throughout the creation of Dad Country, his big label debut, they're the following: be honest to a fault, even if you're saying something that won't go over well in the slightest, and pay attention to the kind words people say in bars because you never kn ... More >>
About a year and a half ago, singer-songwriter and former Rilo Kiley principal Jenny Lewis was in a difficult spot. Crippling writer's block had stopped her in her tracks right in the middle of work on her third solo album, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue. Her father had just passed away. Her lo ... More >>
Well, shit--JUST when we'd finally recovered from 11/11/11, here comes the titanic saturnalia we like to call 12/12/12! So hey, here's 12 songs with "12"/"twelve" in the title, because what the fuck else.
A Scandinavian spin on Americana
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne moves toward the "stage" at Zuccotti Park. It was a cold and windy afternoon at Zuccotti Park, with the thermometer stuck at 46 degrees, as Jackson Browne and Dawes took the stage around 1:15 pm. Well, it wasn't really a stage, but a marble planter ... More >>
Stretching Justin Vernon's sound into the widescreen format
Stephen Malkmus (top) and Mark Ibold, each super excited about this in his own wayPavement/Jenny and Johnny East River State Park Sunday, September 19 Better Than: You probably would've guessed Pavement have arrived. At last. The bad news is they played virtually ever other major ci ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Spectre Folk is the long-percolating solo guise of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan, a black sea of noise guitar, psych-jams, no-fi experiments, and other interplanetary gunk released on a never-end ... More >>
L.A. ladies strike hard and fast
L.A. brohemians invade new shores
How an appalling tune will finally make you appreciate them
Two electronic chanteuses go their own way, one in the wayback machine, the other into a broken-beat future
We got a first-time home grant from neighborhood housing services
Snarltooth seether heads beyond the valley of the handlers, but good luck hearing her do it
Kilmer's method Morrison sinks a John Holmes biopic; schoolgirl hookers fare better