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This weekend the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival once again descends upon the northwest corner of Williamsburg for the sixth year running, and it's expanding from two nights to four for Veteran's Day, including a pre-party Thursday at Output. This year's lineup promises another eclectic mix of es ... More >>
Action Bronson is riding high. His new EP Saaab Stories, helmed by longtime producer Harry Fraud, debuted at #63 on the Billboard 200 (largely off the strength of the duo's own grassroots promo). Featuring the likes of Raekwon, Prodigy and the return of the trash-talking Big Body Bes, Saaab Stories ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Brooklyn's post-hardcore noise addicts clean up but won't turn it down
Welcome to 2013. Welcome to the future. 2013 is not like other years. It's different. It's a whole new world. A world in which Grammy Nominee and general music visionary Al Walser is not only still alive, but will lead us all to redefine our very idea of art (seriously, think about it). A world i ... More >>
The biographer reads at Book Court on Thursday with Rob Sheffield
Tom Hanks once said, in regards to his super nice guy status, "I'm not that nice of a guy; I just have the money to have people around to tell people no for me." Seth Troxler neither has nor needs such people. Even after engaging in copious charity work, being crowned No. 2 DJ of 2011 in Resident Ad ... More >>
Leigh RydbergNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Beacon Theatre Tuesday, November 15 Better than: Big Bang Theory reruns. Watching Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, it's hard not to see the albatross around his neckhis estranged brother Liam, who he left behind in 2009 after a serie ... More >>
Pretty sure they messed with that cross. WU LYF Tuesday, November 8 Music Hall of Williamsburg Better than: Staying home wondering if Jay-Z and Kanye had conceded to my list of Watch The Throne demands. (They didn't.) Sometimes you go to shows for clarificationwas song X really about ... More >>
Tim Booth, a/k/a Skeletor the Barista. Pics by Sarah Sellars, more below.James Webster Hall Tuesday, September 28 Better Than: Pretty much any other band from the '90s the general public would regard as a One-Hit Wonder. Tim Booth began his band's Tuesday-night show at Webster Hall in the b ... More >>
Ha--a full 20,000 people requested their money back after Oasis played a show in their own hometown of Manchester. To be fair, the sound was apparently plagued, and Noel Gallagher announced from the stage that the band would be offering refunds to anyone who could produce a ticket, saying "this is ... More >>
Over Christmas break, Fader's T. Cole Rachel visited Wayne Coyne in his "Wizard of Odd" compound to talk about Christmas on Mars, 2009, and what to expect when the Flaming Lips curate this year's All Tomorrow's Parties New York. This is going to be so much better than Justin Timberlake in a dolph ... More >>
Low-end theory becomes law as the Bronx's ESG enter their third decade of body-moving
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Noel, Liam, and pals slide away from singular glories you probably forget were ever there
A rundown of everybody's favorite summer festival, Coney Island's mecca of hot 'n' cool
17 years after Akira, Otomo evokes 19th-century England with steam balls and Satanic mills
The Smiths' aging bigmouth messiah risks ridicule, wags his finger, and stamps his feet
The 9-11 Commission will face towering questions in visit to the city
Kerry and Dean Tied; Edwards Is the Sleeper
New York Rockers Remember How to Dance
Strange Days at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.