tUnE-yArDs w/Micachu & the Shapes, Delicate Steve
Friday, June 1
Better than: Seeing the "Naked Cowgirl."
Merrill Garbus was vamping on "Powa," one of the sexier tracks off tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l, when a sudden synthesizer malfunction interrupted her banshee wail with a country swing ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Jessica Lussenhop looks at schools' failure to address gay bullying but notes the paradigm shift in discipline: "Gay kids have long been a target of bullying. Until recently, incidents could be laughed off as 'pranks,' and no one suffered any consequences, save for ... More >>
Say what you want about Animal Collective's recent turn as wedding music for the shrillest people alive, they will probably always have a better record collection than you. To wit: The line-up for May's AnCo-curated All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in Minehead, England just added OutKast funka ... More >>
With homemade stringed instruments, atonal computer blips, and a name inspired by the third-cutest Pokemon, Micachu & the Shapes will perform tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Joining them are Tanlines, a group of YouTube enthusiasts who compose physically impossible Latin grooves bathed in batches of ... More >>
Last year's Stupid Party in Crown Heights. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.We're closing up shop early today, and getting a head start on the New Year by doing snow angels outside for a while. Last minute guidance on your own New Year's Eve plans can be found here and here. In the meantime, plea ... More >>
Here we have the fourth-annual slate of Wordless Music fetes, pairing as always electronic and indie-rock types with classical musicians, to presumably horizon-expanding effect. We kick off in September with that bananas Warp Records birthday-party deal (feature Battles, !!!, Flying Lotus etc.), ... More >>
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Now that Siren Festival is over, the sundry bands who played the Voice's Coney Island hotdogging extravaganza can announce their next New York shows without worrying about your proscratinated attendance. So if you did, perchance, miss an act you meant to see--either beca ... More >>
Monotonix's frontman got some crowd-surf-drumming in, too.
So Siren '09 is in the books. Thanks for dropping by if you did, which we hope you did, as the weather was excellent (much less brutally hot than in previous years, which also cut down on ill-advised Coney Island boardwalk half-nudity) and ... More >>
You're going to the Siren Music Festival, and here's 10 reasons why:
1. Admission is free.
2. It's your last chance to catch Frightened Rabbit in New York this summer. Frontman Scott Hutchison, noted for slopping "filthy, twisted stuff on top of really quite polished bass," sings about dismembered ... More >>
In the week one of us had to publicly defend himself against the crime of using the phrase "Fey Highwayman," we watched with amusement as close SOTC affiliate Christopher R. Weingarten became a viral video poster boy for the death of music criticism. Poetic choice of t-shirts, Chris! ... More >>