New York Fashion Week officially began today, but we've been diligently covering it for the past two days. Erin Fetherston kicked things off right after Labor Day with her Spring/Summer 2014 intimate presentation in Tribeca. For about eight years, the American designer has exhibited feminine wear u ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Better Than: Pretending today's music has got the same soul. (Couldn't resist.) Bob Seger is summer nights and long drives. His songs capture the romantic suburban fantasies of middle America that star drive-in movies and stolen moments of youthful passion. He's a Midwestern boy through and through ... More >>
Sightings' 14-year long history might be thought of in Car Talk-qua-Three Stooges terms: a trio of grease monkeys go in on a lemon together for the thrill of fine-tuning its engine, then discovers that tweaking the engine's innards and fluids to produce variations on a sputtering, splintering theme ... More >>
Mike Polizze, leader of the Philadelphia psych-noise outfit Purling Hiss, can make even a two-dollar thrift store guitar sound like a molten slab of rock. In just a couple of years, Purling Hiss has gone from Polizze's solo project to a full-fledged trio that's toured with the like-minded Dinosaur J ... More >>
The debate between digital digging and its analog analogue is the same useless arguing as the one pitting digital playback against the analog kind. In 2011, if it sounded good, it was worth listening to. The resulting stew was a mix of past and present where classic house met nu-disco and created a ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
My Morning Jacket w/Band of Horses Madison Square Garden Wednesday, December 14 Better than: The other bands on the Bonnaroo roots-jam circuit. I sometimes imagine the young Kentucky rock fan who would one day name himself Jim James surfing the internet in the late '90s (we called it surfing bac ... More >>
1. Fork in the Road: An album by Neil Young, his 32nd, released on Reprise Records in 2009. There's a song on the album called "Fork in the Road," which has these lyrics: "There's a fork in the road ahead, I don't know which way I'm gonna go."
Brooklyn's Weird Owl makes starry-eyed psych that combines the shamble of Neil Young with the brawn of fringe-jacket, incense-reeking '70s hard rock. Their second album Build Your Beast A Fire (out July 26, via Tee Pee) has a cosmic lilt and smoky churn, somewhere between ritual and choogle. ... More >>
Stretching Justin Vernon's sound into the widescreen format
Got three hours and 41 minutes? LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid Saturday, April 2 Madison Square Garden Better Than: Seeing the Strokes there on Friday. Midway through the evocative "Someone Great," James Murphy wiped his cheek with his hand. Maybe he was crying. Or maybe he was sweating. It could ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn troubadour Matthew Houck, the ever-bearded frontman of Phosphorescent, has added another stellar album to his formidable roster, the slow-sailing, appropriately titled fifth full length Her ... 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 >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. America: A Tribute To Heroes was a true television feat--put together merely 10 days after the 9-11 attacks, presented without commercials on over 35 channels, raising millions of dollars for the families of WTC vict ... More >>
Hello from Madison Square Garden, where once may be enough
One new song, posted every day for a year. So far, so good.
"It's the most . . . [pause] . . . fun . . . [pause] . . . place in the human body" Here is very understated Monotonix album cover for their September full-length Where Were You When It Happened? that got a couple of paragraphs devoted to it in this week's paper. Despite the suggestion that Monoton ... More >>
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that actually sold in the last week at a store near you. via Vanishin ... More >>
"I'm a really big fan of Sonic Youth, and I kind of don't make any bones about it." Jeff Tweedy pulled a rabbit out of his beard when he landed Nels Cline in Wilco following Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Screwing with that album's winning formula by introducing an off-the-wall competing guitarist on its ... More >>
Vetiver in 2008. Photo by Alissa Anderson"We're precautious," Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic announced in his velvety near-whisper from the Bowery Ballroom stage to a sparse but appreciative Sunday night crowd. No doubt most indie rockers with deep pockets were uptown at Radio City Music Hall with Bon ... More >>
New things to celebrate, and a newly reopened place to celebrate them
William Parker's New York festival pays dividends for record buyers everywhere
Marie Antoinette stars in sugary toothache set in Maine
Kvelling over damn near a dozen meanings of life, their average length close to an hour
Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May
Folkies Multiply in a Time When So Many Are Singer-Songwriters and So Few Admit It
Not Knowing What Else to Do, Singers Sing 9-11 Songs
Widespread Panic Hits the Radio