Free Energy find themselves in a strange new world. A fuzzy, poppy, rock 'n' roll band inspired by '70s acts like Big Star, Thin Lizzy, and The Cars, they grew up on rock. "Paul and I are both from the same small town," says Evan Wells, who started the band with his brother Scott and their friend P ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday.
Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
Rebecca MarxA big, fat ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus.
Come the end of May or thereabouts, we more or less live on a diet of frozen dairy and other icy foodstuffs. It's part Darwinian survival strategy and part hedonistic appreciation for anything that can be eaten from a cone -- preferabl ... More >>
Hey sheeples: Barack Obama thinks he's better than you.
Obama gets a lot of this from conservatives, and has since before he was elected. He's been called "arrogant" by thousands of them, including Karl Rove and Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.
But this week he got a heavier dose of it than usual, ... More >>
Studio at Webster Hall
Better than: Actual exercise.
They're the overdogs now, Sleigh Bells, set to go on tour with LCD Soundsystem next week, setting guitars on fire in videos, performing with M.I.A., and tonight, having their show promoted and streamed live by none ot ... More >>
"I don't think the true Sugar Hill Records story has ever been told because there's so much skull-duggery attached to it," says Keith Le Blanc, the one-time in-house drummer for Sugar Hill Records. The pioneering New York label, which brought hip-hop to the world's ears in 1979 with the Sugar ... More >>