In this week's Village Voice, which you'll find in beat up, plastic red boxes across the city right. fucking. now.:
>> I use words like "raw, sexy, scary, fuzzy, fun, fucked up" to describe Brooklyn's Hunters for this week's cover story. The quick highlights: champagne bottle to the face, blood, p ... More >>
The iconic and staunchly independent label Thrill Jockey Records may be Chicago-based since the mid '90s, but its roots lie here in New York and along the grimy Path train tunnel where Hoboken stands. Two decades ago, L.E.S. resident Bettina Richards founded Thrill Jockey while working the rounds at ... More >>
Starring, Dustin Wong & Dan Friel, White Out, PC Worship
Saturday, July 7
Better than: Next week's Crimson ProjeKct appearance, perhaps?
It may have ended with a dazzle, but this Northern Spy Records-curated night of intriguingly difficult music did not commence auspiciously, at least for ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
Brooklyn's econo-electronics-mishmashing, art-rocking noisemakers Parts & Labor are calling it a day and throwing a farewell jamz bash to ring in the band's indefinite hiatus on Friday at 285 Kent. Conceived in the early aughts by electronic gnaw artists and dueling vocalists Dan Friel and (bassist) ... More >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... More >>
When last we heard from Brooklyn noise-rock trio Parts & Labor, it was 2008, and they'd just made their emo-fuzz masterpiece, Recievers, a startlingly epic journey through a couple of seven-minute songs and a bunch of really pleasant melodies. It's taken them two years, but a follow up is fin ... More >>
all photos and captions by Rebecca SmeyneYIMBY columnist Chris Weingarten's contribution used the album as a platform for what appears to be... well, let's leave it to Chris, who chimes in with an update. "My piece is the jar itself, which is full of water and the record after put it in a blender. N ... More >>
The Hold Steady, our favorite group of "wizened and wistful" meta-rock daddies (or "lowbrow bar rockers," your pick), perform tonight as part of WNYC's "Soundcheck" program" at the Greene Space. Then, abruptly setting aside all wisdom/wistfulness, the night plunges into a DJ-set orgy: Neon Indian ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneLiturgy
Last night was another installment of Test Patterns, the showcase of our pals over at Impose throw every month. This round featured drum tribe Aa, YIMBY faves Liturgy, and the solo work of Parts & Labor's Dan Friel. Apparently they're all too hungover to post any ... More >>
Hardcore CMJ attendees should be advised that the inclination to never ever see live music again will dissipate after a week or two. For those who aren't burnt out entirely, La Roux offers pretty fantastic synth-pop at the Highline Ballroom; singer Eleanor Jackson (that's her on the left) wou ... More >>