Tonight, fans of the Velvet Underground will get to see their idols pay tribute to two of their most revered friends and collaborators--just not on the same stage. At Housing Works, Lou Reed will be celebrating the vinyl and digital re-issue of Allen Ginsberg's FIRST BLUES. Across the East River, Jo ... More >>
Sub Pop's raucous misfit cred has been kept afloat by the white-trash, noise-oozing pranksters in Pissed Jeans, the garage surf-rockers Obits, and the grungester royalty Mudhoney. But new young blood is joining the legendary Seattle label, and it emerges from a town where the Maple Leafs are still c ... More >>
Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>
Hey look, it's Michael Bolton. Photo by the intrepid Rob Harvilla.In the week we attended a cocktail party at Michael Bolton's house, we learned that the god has a Kanye platinum plaque on his wall and the finest Scrabble board Toys R Us sells on his mantle. Our guided tour of New York's most ... More >>
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wednesday, March 10
The Shins are a band girlfriends take boyfriends to see. Gnarls Barkley are a band boyfriends take girlfriends to see. So it's no wonder that the crossover between the two turns out to be couples. Lots of them. Couples rubbing each other ... More >>
Nina Persson got her start as the sultry lead vocalist for the shimmering guitar-pop Swedish band the Cardigans. In 2001, she broke out on her own and released a more minimalist, acoustic effort under the name A Camp--a band comprised of just her and her longtime friend, Swedish musician Niclas F ... More >>
"Transcending is a natural thing; so you have this experience, you're going asleep but you're still awake. Boom! Woah, what was that? You transcend."
David LynchThis man even takes his own press photos.
David Lynch has clearly been an influencer within Hollywood over his 35-year-plus career. But ... More >>