We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-wort ... More >>
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 >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Earlier today, we counted down the best music videos directed by people who took home (or, more likely, left at the podium) the Razzies' "Golden Raspberry" award for worst director. ... More >>
Here, for your stultifying Friday-afternoon perusal, is an excellent ripped-straight-from-vinyl bootleg of New Order back in 1983, regaling the paste-eating American masses. (Seriously, soak in the anti-U.S.A. sentiment in this article about the tour, featuring lyrics changed to "How does it ... More >>
Goodbye to all that. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week one of our team successfully transitioned into the "expert" phase of her juggalo fascination, the rest of us just kind of got silly. Hence: the top ten songs named "Fuck You" or the immediate equivalent; Jay-Z's ten most shameful rock and r ... More >>
If it were any cheaper, they'd be paying you.There are drink specials and there are drink specials. For some, an $8 martini is a marvelous deal -- by New York cocktailing standards, anyway. For others, it's not happy hour unless you can pay your tip out in quarters. At The Magician, from Mond ... More >>
Arthur Baker, sans crazy stomach fluProducer and DJ Arthur Baker helped change the sound of New York in the early '80s, producing the pioneering Kraftwerk electro-twurk of Afrika Bambaataa's 1982 single "Planet Rock" and running early hip-hop label Streetwise. He was ready to spout about all ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven have evolved from a spaced-out, fuzzy psych mess to a spaced-out, fuzzy dance band. They've kept their soaring choruses and This Heat noise smackery intact, but now the wh ... More >>