?uestlove's stock is at an all-time high. His stint as house band-leader on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was recently complimented by a profile in The New Yorker; you might even peep his face on subway billboards around the city as he clocks up his Sonos endorsement money. Tonight he'll be spinning ... More >>
The Joshua Light Show with John Zorn/Lou Reed/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves and Terry Riley/Gyan Riley
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, September 14
Better than: Slippin' into darkness.
"Just to watch people in weird shirts playing funny-shaped instruments is not visually on the same ... More >>
This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2012, which consists of Donovan, the Beastie Boys, the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, the Small Faces and the Faces, blues guitarist Freddie King, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses, although not lead singer Axl Rose, wh ... More >>
After three weeks of feverish clicking and arguing, the final eight contenders in our search for the quintessential New York musician have been finalized. Representing the Uptown division are No. 1 seed John Coltrane and No. 14 seed Alicia Keys; No. 12 seed Blondie will have it out with No. 3 seed N ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full, updated bracket is here.) Here ... More >>
Philip Glass and Friends Tibet House U.S. Benefit w/Laurie Anderson, Tim Fain, Das Racist, Antony, Lou Reed, Stephin Merritt, and Rahzel
Monday, February 13
Better than: Seeing how most ethnic Tibetans live.
Last night's all-star benefit at Carnegie Hall began with a performance by ... More >>
Already renowned as arranger to the stars and New York's go-to violinist, Jenny Scheinman is building a new reputation as a formidable bandleader as well; her emotive scrapes and dramatic whines now dance around the propulsive jazz-rock of a newish quartet. The bandbassi ... More >>
Maybe like an a capella vocal-loop thing, I don't knowSo Lou Reed has straight-up cockblocked Susan Boyle's attempt to sing his "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent, apparently sending the reality-TV songstress back to England in tears. Explanation: "A source said Reed's reason for the last- ... More >>
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
These Are Powers, Secret Project Robot, Confetti. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week that everybody finally went outside for the summer, we hung out on a few rooftops ourselves. Twin Sister? Rooftop. The SFNY party? Rooftop. Good Co.? BBQ, outdoors, ground floor. So yeah. The rain drove us in ... More >>
via PitchforkThe Barwick-meisterTonight, Julianna Barwick mimics the cries of weeping dolphins and angels with Bieber Fever at Le Poisson Rouge, her latest vocal-loop monastery. For the show's after-party, venture out to Monster Island Basement, where she's spinning her first DJ set alongside ... More >>
Erika Wennerstrom: "I want to sound like Nico and Lou Reed."
photo by Cambria HarkeyDave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh
Heartless Bastards are having an incredible year: a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, great reviews for their latest record The Mountain, and an appearance on ... More >>
Ooooh plus "Iron Man"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Friday, October 30
"When we were down, rock 'n' roll lifted us up," says Tom Hanks in his introductory remarks for the final night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's benefit-concert extravaganza ... More >>
Well, it's about time. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine based on research conducted by (natch) Canadians suggests that the best way to treat heroin addicts is... prescriptions for heroin.
Apparently a lot of heroin users don't like methadone or develop a resistance to it, and ... More >>