Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
Francis Harris is the given name of the Brooklynite who usually records as Adultnapper, the minimal techno icon who's punker upbringing leaves him never too afraid to get funky, cantankerous, mischievous or just plain noisy. His first full-length under his birthname (due February 7 via Scisso ... More >>
This week, the Voice profiled Bryan Kasenic, who throws the monthly Bunker partythe city's premiere techno eventwhich celebrates its ninth year tonight at Public Assembly with a bash featuring Chicago house legend Derrick Carter and Dutch techno great Legowelt. Below are some outtakes ... More >>
Try and guess the DJ's name. Pics by Rob, more below.Tom Tom Club/Matthew Dear Irving Plaza Wednesday, January 12 Better than: A Heads reunion. Tina Weymouth: "A lot of you are too young to know this show, but it feels like Romper Room. "Chris Frantz: "This song is about all the cute little ... More >>
Start your week off with some nu-disco and new wave. Tonight, Hercules and the Love Affair DJ sweetheart Kim Ann Foxman takes on the East Village's free Bassment Party. We couldn't be happier that this party is hidden away in the tiny Kings Cross bar either -- seeing Foxman in small, unexpect ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. This is a compilation of 2010's best local music, lovingly curated by YIMBY columnist Christopher R. Weingarten. See last year's tape here. R.I.P. Chris Weingarten's old blue trucker hat. Photo by Rebecca ... More >>
Not Kanye West, but we forgive him. Pics by Puja, more below.Matthew Dear Music Hall of Williamsburg Tuesday, November 24 Better Than: Holy Ghost live (oh, snap!) Matthew Dear is a dapper, initially restrained man. At the onset of last night's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the singer ... More >>
In the week Kanye West finally let us in on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (for the small price of $3.99!, we informed you of the rapper's last-minute Bowery Ballroom show, interviewed an intern who typed his Captcha faster than we did, and ultimately gave you a song-by-song breakdown of h ... More >>
Thanks to CMJ, there are hundreds of things you could do in the city this weekend. There are too many bands we love playing too many shows, acting as the "secret guest" at epic concerts that we regret not going to, and walking down the streets and hanging out in bars like us real people do. I ... More >>
Well, that's one way to let CMJ know what you think of it, if you are the vast music recommendation website Pitchfork--by having a multi-day, 30-plus band festival in the middle of Williamsburg during the marathon's prime three nights. They're calling it #Offline, paradoxical hashtag and all; ... More >>
Darker emotional arcs from two of techno's leading lights
In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>
Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>
Sound of the City will resume full-force come Monday. In the meantime, find your last minute arrangements below...
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