If nothing else, 2013 was a landmark year in commemorating other landmark years. Nostalgia's been booming business for a bit now, and taking the time looking back at these milestones has allowed the internet to succeed where the ever-depleting resources for music education have failed. However, we t ... More >>
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Anamanaguchi do Their Nintendo Rock
Tonight, Wu Tang founder and hip-hop mastermind RZA takes the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. One of the most respected names in the music business, he masterminded the transformation of a Staten Island supergroup into a brand whose logo is as recognizable as any in the past 20 years. Not c ... More >>
This weekend, Far Rockaway collective Red Light District will host the experimental/noise fest Burning Fleshtival in their home. The fest, now in its fourth year, will have more than 20 live performances, sets from eight DJs, and a few "special surprises." Among these acts, on Friday, Shams (Jonath ... More >>
At a Thanksgiving party in Brooklyn in 2011, singer-songwriter Blair Gimma met Sam Axelrod. The musicians immediately hit it off, as Sam (formerly of Chicago noise band The Narrator) was a fan of Blair's blissful 2010 LP, Die Young, which had garnered a bit of critical praise but then slipped throug ... More >>
Welcome to the droll house
True to its name, Bright Moments is a big sunshiny explosion of optimism: joyous found sounds, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Beach Boys harmonies, anime keyboards and big explosions of billowing brass. It's the demented brainchild of New Yorker Kelly Pratt, a multi-instrumentalist who's played horns for B ... More >>
An old name inspires a so-so new restaurant in Greenwich Village
It's that time of the year again, the day you can hole up in your house and relive your childhood passion for video games without fear of being called a geek. In honor of this great holiday, we've talked to a few people about their favorite games. Do you remember Frogger?
NYC's annual three-day Blip Festival, which starts tonight, is the world's most important celebration of "chiptune" music, wherein gamers-turned-composers write songs using their favorite ancient video game consoles. Wanna see how the sausage gets made? Let's take a look at the consoles that ... More >>
Today in You're Old: young French children try to figure out what the hell a Game Boy is (also: floppy discs and video game cartridges). One kid thinks an 8-track is a bomb. This blogger is 21 and remembers Game Boys and floppy discs, at least.
Def Jam Rapstar is the latest attempt to merge the worlds of hip-hop and video games. In the past, this has involved shoehorning playable rapper characters into cliched genres -- a Wu-Tang Clan beat-'em-up! 50 Cent's first-person shooter! -- or rappers licensing a few throwaway songs to the l ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
Making music with Game Boys
This Castle is empty
ThisChatIsForSiobhan: AY MAMA, Y'KNOW I USED TO HAVE A GAME BOY Portmanteau: You? A Game Boy? ThisChatIsForSiobhan: YEAH BUT NOW I JUS DO THIS /picks daisy, holds it aloft, stares ... More >>
The Epic Theatre Center moves Shaw to Harlem
The Blip Festival's four days of eight-bit insouciance
Hanging with Hulk Hogan, unabashed Pokémon lover
Hungry art-rapper from England serves himself up like the totally different animal he is
Wild Boys Duran About, Win MTV Award, Dance on Sand
Dropping Nasty Science Like Spirits in the Night
Force Feedback Gadgets Give Gamers a Jolt
The Big Allure of Tiny Photography