Looking back at the history of K Records
Lucinda Rosenfeld discusses her new novel
By Robert Ham If there was any disappointment in the world about Corin Tucker releasing what she referred to as her "middle-aged mom record" (the restrained, acoustic-driven 1,000 Years) for her first solo endeavor, people mostly kept quiet about. It was exciting enough just to have one of the most ... More >>
"Good music programmers are rock stars to the women of this generation, just as guitar players were for their mothers." From the Beloit College Mindset List, in which two dudes at a Wisconsin college attempt to get a bead on What The Freshmen Class Might Be Thinking via the making of a list w ... More >>
Calvin Johnson is one forward-looking dude. He brought strict punk rock ethos and DIY aestheticssupporting community, contributing to 'zines, booking showsto underground rock, and played an integral role in revolutionizing it. Johnson's K Records (which he launched in the early '80s) w ... More >>
You'd expect a band with a name as un-Googleable and as blankly resigned as The Men to be a little stand-offish, if not just completely jaded. After all, the Brooklyn-based four-piece have been at it for roughly five years, only one of which found them getting some recognition outside of New York. T ... More >>
Cubic Zirconia. CMJ Day Two: Gospel Music, Cloud Nothings, Widowspeak, Cubic Zirconia, Mux Mool, Teen Daze Better than: Walking around in the drizzle-cum-actual rain without an umbrella. Gospel Music had the best T-shirt of the day at Cake Shop yesterday afternoonmaybe of CMJ, perio ... More >>
Life after Sleater-Kinney includes a comedy sideline and a new not-supergroup
What's the hold up on the long-rumored documentary about one of the more underrated and unapologetically gully bands of the 1990s? Documentary filmmaker Bill Badgley needs money. He's been holding benefits all month on the "Portland-to-Seattle corridor," according to the Seattle Weekly. The above ... More >>
A veteran provocateur brings a punk aesthetic to her survey exhibition at P.S.1
Unsettlingly intimate photographs at Andrew Roth
Sex dolls come to life in new exhibit
Fifty years after that triple trip of the tongue, Nabokov's nymphet is as mesmerizing as ever
Arriving with a video camera, convincing men to enact strangely suggestive scenarios.
West Side stories
A British video artist engaged with history both as a participant and as an outsider
Rock and roll could never hip hop like this and vice-versa et cetera, part 400something
At the 440 B.C. Olympic Games, a hot young author made the sceneHerodotus!
Cabaret wunderkind waves jock-hipster kryptonite at all of NPR's left-leaning quirksters
Early '00s stuck in early-'80s dance-rock via early-'90s dance-rock time-warp shockah!
At Two Locations, Photographer Katy Grannan Returns With Richer, Riskier New Work
Olympia Vernon Bites the Fruit
Indie Rock Gets Mechanized