Better Than: The idea of the band not reuniting this year at all.
It begins with "Second Hand News" -- a song with a title and lyrics probably meant to be a self-deprecating nod to the reunion's time and place. It's an entire arena clutching their hearts along to songs that are older than I am and ... More >>
Stevie Nicks w/Michael Grimm
Nikon Theater At Jones Beach
Sunday, September 4
Better than: A radio stuck on the classic rock station.
"Welcome, Jones Beach," Stevie Nicks said before her second song on Sunday night, the last night for both her current mini-tour and the Long Island oceanfront amp ... More >>
Our panel of music experts has proven themselves less-than-expert on any number of legendary subjects--Metallica, The Clash, Boyz II Men, pretty much anything that doesn't have a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo in it. So we thought we'd test their knowledge about current events. You can't cli ... More >>
We spent Record Store Day choking and punching out mouth-breathing, acne-flecked nerdlingers, hoping to secure a copy of that Big Star test pressing. While squeezing the very life from a particularly frankfurtery collector's neck we noticed a rock critic or two peeking from the vinyl stacks, ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn duo Antimagic make cushiony, muted dance music for part-time avant-punks, a colorful scribble of viscous melody, darkly hued hooks, and beat-on-beat skitter. A tag-team of best friends and ... More >>
Recently, beloved friend-of-SOTC Rob Trucks (last seen chatting with the Big Star tribute crew and exploring Bob Dylan-centric Greenwich Village landmarks) published a book on Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, adding to the venerable 33 1/3 series the tale of the fraught, outrageously expensive, doggedl ... More >>
Fang Island's Jason Bartell, reveling. Pics by Raymond Haddad, more below.Fang Island
Saturday, May 29
No offense to the other four (!!!) bands on this bill, but the full-on, Facebook-abetted lightsaber battle raging in the park at Houston and Chrystie on the Lower East Side Saturd ... More >>
all photos by David Atlas
Madison Square Garden
It was sometime during Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's delicate duet performance of the lullabye-like "Never Going Back Again" at last night's Madison Square Garden Fleetwood Mac show when someone behind me opined, "They ... More >>