Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
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 >>
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again.
Thanks for the handoff, Nick, and thanks to Katherine, Tom and esp ... More >>
The up-and-coming artist known as DJ Snoopadelic.
Sunday, September 4
Better than: Did someone already reference the Labor Day shootings? Eesh.
Electric Zoothe dance music festival that's parts techno, house, trance, disco, bass, "electro," and any other somew ... More >>
There are a few things we can expect from Labor Day weekend, and the annual Electric Zoo festival is one of them. The massive three-day rave takes over Randall's Island with twelve-hour days that boast a million DJs over four separate stages; you'll hear trance, techno, deep house, electro, d ... More >>
Your CMJ evenings and late afternoons are filling up pretty fast, I'd imagine, but how about your mornings? Care to see how coherent, say, DOM are capable of being at 10 a.m.? KEXP will be broadcasting live sets from a variety of big-shots -- Dean and Britta (to your left), Holly Miranda, the ... More >>
Ah, Labor Day weekend. Your last chance to wear white pants and white sandals (though my best friend tells me they're awful all year round). As for your weekend partying, skip the beach -- summer isn't over until the 22nd, so you still have time. Instead, welcome back NYC's nightlife and stay ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
Eater found out you can get a reservation at Rao's for $5,000 on eBay.
Grub Street discovered what "apologetic vegan" Moby would eat on death row: kale and tacos.
Midtown Lunch crowned Kwik Gourmet the winner of Meat Palooza 3: the best chicken and lamb over rice in the ... More >>
via PitchforkThe Barwick-meisterTonight, Julianna Barwick mimics the cries of weeping dolphins and angels with Bieber Fever at Le Poisson Rouge, her latest vocal-loop monastery. For the show's after-party, venture out to Monster Island Basement, where she's spinning her first DJ set alongside ... More >>
Tonight, legendary garage producer Todd Edwards headlines the Uptown Downtown loft party in Chelsea. Most widely known as a Daft Punk collaborator (he made a rare lead-vocal turn on "Face to Face"), the DJ specializes in sample-heavy and irresistibly catchy production, not to mention his remi ... More >>
And so children's day continues at SOTC...Yesterday an entertaining screed penned by an outraged tenant of the Financial District luxury palace 90W and posted on StreetEasy made the rounds, causing great mirth. "Here's a review of my horrible experience living at 90 Washington Street," it beg ... More >>
Being New York's most recognizable bald vegan just wasn't enough for Moby, who's now added "anthology editor" to his list of accomplishments. The musician and Teany co-founder has just edited (with Miyun Park) Gristle, a collection of essays about meat.