"Mario [Batali] asked me to this, and my general rule is, if Mario asks me to do something, I say yes," chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina explained of his turn as master of ceremonies and curation for the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, September 12-14. "April wasn't a ... More >>
I'm a surly bastard, and among the things I hate most are large crowds and what I call "festy cunts " (terrible people who attend festivals like they're following Van Halen on tour). If you also hate music festivals for their attraction to white people who think it's appropriate to wear Native Ameri ... More >>
Like seeing live music? Well GOOD NEWS, we've got every concert in the city worth a pair of ear plugs right here for you to comb through, and we add to the list each day.
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Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts 2014 in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy -- share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. We'll be updating this p ... More >>
Another music festival? Sure!
Two nights of orchestral-soul invention, Amerykahn made
Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman McCarren Park Friday, June 15 Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar. Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>
This Sunday, the Bronx hip-hop stalwarts the Ultramagnetic MCs are playing a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of the Northside Festival, and Sound of the City has a pair of tickets to give away. See below for how to enter.
This weekend marks the return of the Northside Festival, the Brooklyn-blanketing series of concerts, films, art shows, and discussions of "entrepreneurship" now in its fourth year. The music lineup is pretty jam-packed with bands both local and visiting, and in order to assist you the SOTC staff has ... More >>
The Voice is giving away tickets to this Friday's Northside Festival showcase with the spectacular Of Montreal, Jens Lekman (performing a solo acoustic set thanks to visa woes), the roaring Portland band The Thermals, and Brooklyn's own Beach Fossils. Head over to the Voice's promotions section to e ... More >>
Hop the L to 350 bands
The Northside Festival hosts the ruler of anti-humor
The music portion of the Northside Festivalthe North Brooklyn celebration of music, art, film, and (in a nod to Brooklyn's many small businesses) entrepreneurshipwill take place at various venues throughout Kings County from June 14 to 17. Participating venues include the usual Brookly ... More >>
Guided By Voices w/Wavves, Surfer Blood McCarren Park Saturday, June 18, 2011 Better than: Just hearing the show without seeing it, which is what everyone who lives on my street got to do anyway. It's long been gospel that you can't tell Robert Pollard anything. Attempts by well-meaning biz type ... More >>
Stephanie BergerGlenn Branca Bang On A Can Marathon: Philip Glass, Sun Ra Arkestra, Glenn Branca, Asphalt Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, BOAC All-Stars, JACK Quartet (and many more) Winter Garden, World Financial Center Sunday, June 19 Better than: Any 13-hour stretch of the Northside Festival. ... More >>
K-Holes. HoZac Records Presents w/ K-Holes, Xray Eyeballs, My Teenage Stride, Making Friendz Shea Stadium Thursday, June 16 Better Than: Losing on a walk-off balk. Half the fun of going to a show at Shea Stadium is walking to Shea Stadium. It's better when there's no one around except for y ... More >>
by David Raposa Saturday's Northside Festival show at Europa will showcase four well-traveled acts from far-flung corners of the indie-rock diaspora: Eleanor Friedberger, Ida, Rebecca Gates, and Pete Nolan. The bill's highest-profile member is also the only one with an album scheduled to co ... More >>
Making Friendz (aka Tami Hart) plays Shea Stadium tonight.Northside Festival starts tonight! Finally, your very own chance to see the best emerging local bands taking over Brooklyn bars for four nights... or as we like to call it, "pretty much every weekend in New York ever." We here at Sound ... More >>
Shawn BrackbillThe Brooklyn quintet Twin Sister will release their first full-length In Heaven on September 27, but the first taste, the burbling, sugary "Bad Street," is tailor-made for a steamy day like today. Lead singer Andrea Estella sweetly asks for her paramour to feed her stories and ... More >>
Local punks set out to Northside
Iceage make their U.S. debut
Eleanor Friedberger goes solo
How about Smells Like Deer Spirit'?
Today, L Magazine dropped their third-annual "8 NYC Bands You Need To Hear" issue. Cynicism is the knee-jerk response over in the Vegan greenhouse, which is bull: it's a fairly noteworthy achievement that after two solid years of the internet press pillaging Todd Patrick's shows for their own king-m ... More >>