Passover is in full effect. So what better way to celebrate the occasion than by lining up a broadly-rap-themed playlist devoted to the occasion? Enter Kosha Dillz, the top notch rapper and Gangsta Boo's favorite dining partner who not only took to the task with glee but decided to curate a cheery m ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
Since "King Without A Crown" hit the Top 40 chart in 2005 and the world received a formal introduction to his Hasidic rock and reggae explorations, Matisyahu has observed Hanukkah with a handful of shows in and around New York City. This year, he took his Festival of Light on the road, kicking off t ... More >>
PHOTOS: Sunday at Catalpa Catalpa NYC: Snoop Dogg, Black Keys, Matt & Kim, Matisyahu, A$AP Rocky, Hercules & Love Affair, TV On The Radio, Girl Talk, et al. Randall's Island Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 Better than: Arguing over an iPod's shuffle function. Music festivals without a histor ... More >>
The Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 comes out Tuesday. But beyond the trio's newest collection of raffish rap japes, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz--the Beastie who isn't going gray and who isn't rumored to be related to Saved By The Bell's Screech Powers--has been steadily carving out a nic ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
We bleed for this thing. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week Jay-Z went all the way to the top of the singles list on our 2009 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, the rapper told SOTC that his two favorite songs of last year both came from Kings of Leon. With an honorable mention tip of the cap to the ... More >>
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, midtown's preeminent social media-savvy and James Knowles-curated boutique hotel, the Roger Smith, is running a special promotion in the month of January. Please welcome #Rogersrooms and Matisyahu! Confused? So are we:
A post-Chanukah bowling bash
Pic by Puja PatelNYC's Twestival (Twitter festival, get it?) went down Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, raising money for Bronx-based charity Camp Interactive, which means there was at least one good thing about it.
--If you somehow haven't heard Album, the sublime glazed-over debut by San Francisco's Girls, Impose and Insound are holding a listening party for the record--and for fellow Matador signees Times New Viking's Born Again Revisited--at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg next Wednesday, September 16th. ... More >>
So in addition to Matisyahu and Cold Cave, you can see the Rapture for free tonight, too! One imagines this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as events go tonight, but one also imagines that to delve much further into the addled logic of these Fashion's Night Out parties and their random ... More >>
"I think there are good pop culture references and bad pop culture references. I don't want to be Family Guy. I don't want it to be just a bunch of disconnected pop culture randomness." Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The Onion's A.V. Club and the author of the New York Times-approved ... More >>
Star-studded electronica makes a comeback
Sundown took us into Hanukkah and, keeping with our ecumenical theme, we note that Matisyahu, the Crown Heights Chabad-Lubavitcher reggae star, will play a Festival of Lights concert series next week in Williamsburg. ("Compared to Christmas, Hanukkah has always lacked star power -- until now," wrote ... More >>
Archiving American Jewish pop live
Pass the reggae, but hold the Jamaicans?
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Downtown kids chill out, kick back, discover yacht rock, soak in the good life
No. 1 from Big Digits at Glasslands; photo by Cami Ye olde SOTC has raved about the cavernous Williamsburg art-space that is Glasslands on several important occasions. But there've been plenty of other times your host has resisted the temptation to regale you with self-indulgent anecdotes of seeing ... More >>
Stuff you need to know this week to avoid ostracism
For the week of December 1319, 2006
Hip-hop disrespects them. Subway patrons love them. Beatboxers make some serious noise.
Brazil, Beliz, San Antonio, Soho, Mother Africaall journeys into paradise
Oh yes. A few tips for non-islanders on honoring and wooing the Jamaican massive
The Shondes thrive as outcasts among outcasts
Bill Laswell proves that Matthew Miller has a lot going on
Upstart local Jewish musicians weave a coat of many colors