There have been thousands, maybe millions, of songs written about New York City. You'll receive no argument from me that it's a special, special place. It's captured the imagination of imaginative young people around the world, and is responsible for something like a quarter of all the quintessentia ... More >>
Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
Sound Of The City associate Ryan Dombal has an interview with former (sigh) LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy over at Pitchfork. It's a good read, filled with all kinds of intriguing hints for what we can expect from the multi-hyphenated Murphy in the future.
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 >>
photo by Rebecca SmeyneLCD Soundsystem in Baltimore, September 2010 Better Than: A really good laugh-cry. It's the third of LCD Soundsystem's final five shows, all leading up to the band's final hurrah at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, when we're almost positive that the stadium will spontaneo ... More >>
Reggie and James LCD Soundsystem Terminal 5 Monday, March 28 Better than: The rest of those Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Thinks We are gathered here in New York City's Terminal 5 to say goodbye to one of the most impeccable music projects of our adult lives. ... More >>
Have to love when the crowd erupts as the song kicks into overdrive. You may have seen the LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean" Muppets video floating around today (that's it above) and wondered, "Hmm, what other bands have had their songs Muppetized?" First, that's probably not a word. Second, we ... More >>
Don't get pissed at us if you miss this. Pic by Puja Patel.As your favorite music-news outlet has probably already informed you, the indomitable LCD Soundsystem have announced their final show: April 2nd at Madison Square Garden, a venue unthinkable nearly a decade ago when the band started a ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus, at the first of Pavement's 50 shows here. Pics by Rob unless noted otherwise.The 100-plus shows I saw this year spanned from the Cake Shop to Radio City Music Hall, from Williamsburg block parties to Michael Bolton's house in Connecticut, the events that occurred therein all ... More >>
During "New York I Love You," from our perch on the balcony. Romantic!And the award for person we most want to help find love in the world this morning goes to this plaintive Craigslist poster, whose experience at last night's LCD show at Terminal 5 was every bit as romantic and confused as o ... More >>
I was there when they dropped balloons at the LCD show. Pics by Puja Patel.LCD Soundsystem (Night #1) Terminal 5 Thursday, May 20 "We're here for four days -- tonight I will sleep in my own bed, and wake up and have coffee in my own house," announces James Murphy, with palpable relie ... More >>
On James Murphy's sardonically devastating new record
The producer of J'Taime New York is finishing up New York I Love You, a trailer for which is now available via firstshowing.net. The film stars everyone in the known universe, and Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are among the directors whose 12 short films comprise it. Characters in the trail ... More >>
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy sheds his cool and unites the Guitar Hero IIIaddled masses
Someone should've kicked dance-punk DJ-producer-bandleader James Murphy's ass by now. No one can.