The Unsound Festival, which place tonight through Sunday around New York, is defined by a belief in the thrills to be found in experimental eclecticism. The first New York edition of the festival (which originated in Krakow) took place in 2010 and has yet to disappoint, with one-of-a-kind programmin ... More >>
Every year, ambitious young bands find new waysfascinating, puerile, ingeniousto play the Internet, and in 2011, one of the most captivating, effective ways to do so involved near-silence. A cluster of breakthrough bands, WU LYF and Unknown Mortal Orchestra among them, caused a huge pu ... More >>
As CMJ dawns, let us pause for a moment and reflect on all the bands out there that are using this chaotic moment in the music industrywhen brand names from long ago can rise above the churn of new artists trying to get a break on a blog or a web site and command serious paydays for re ... 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.
Sweaty DIY venues are great, but even Waste Of Paint needs a break from them once in a while. Furthermore, I haven't been leaving my dark cave much lately, and my c ... More >>
Over the weekend Björk released "Crystalline," the first peek at her forthcoming iPad-app-slash-album Biophilia, which is slated to land on tablets and in stores and in various other places around the world in September. It opens with delicate chimes and the Icelandic singer's unmistakeable ... More >>
Will Smith refused to board an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Manchester the other day because there were no first- or business-class seats. Instead, he chartered a plane for 10,000 pounds, or about $17,000 -- for a flight that takes less than an hour. Will! How precious of you.
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Braver men and women than us have foundered in the muddy, marijuana-soaked waters of Bonnaroo, the annual four-day music/camping festival on the grassy flats of Manchester, Tennessee. And though there is Jay-Z, and the Gaslight Anthem, there are also predatory drug dealers, swelter ... More >>
Say cheese.Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun is not shy about pairing her fiery fermented cabbage with unexpected partners -- last November, she did a wine and kimchi tasting, and tomorrow, she'll collaborate with Anne Saxelby to pair kimchi and cheese.
So it's awful outside, and your friends ditched you for Bonnaroo. Quit sulking; Tennessee is flooded in state troopers and Phish acolytes, while you have countless local offerings to gorge on.
If you haven't already picked up your Northside Festival badge, order online for pickup at 60 North 6th St ... More >>
The Twittersphere is alight with #Bonnaroo, where it's supposed to rain all weekend. But that's not the only reason to avoid the annual mud-soaked four-day "camping festival" in Manchester, Tennessee:
The pigs are apparently out in full force. Also, the word "'roo."
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If you're real lucky maybe she'll rip off her afro wig mid-song and slam it down on the stage.
I myself have never braved the differently hygienic masses at Bonnaroo, Tennessee's annual long-weekend hippie/hipster soiree. But the announcement of this year's lineup -- held June 11-14 in Manchester, ... More >>