Dick Clark was coolas in unflappable, not hip. That was key in an American 1950s where, for much of the nation, the latter condition was basically synonymous with "longhaired Commie fag degenerate." But Dick Clarkthat nice boy? No way was he any of those things, not in 1950s America, n ... More >>
As a sobriquet, Disappears strongly implies some sort of vanishing point: stillness, quiescence, minimal house music. The reality, of course, is different the way a sledgehammer differs from a ball-peen hammer. On record, this Chicago quartet is all presence: a shuddering combustion-engine s ... More >>
"There are always exceptions -- black swans, lone wolves, whatever. And I'm one of those exceptions."
Pic by Barbara PowersAs the rest of the indie-rock throng find success by getting in the van, crashing on icky floors, and playing an endless string of shows from one coast to the other, the ... More >>
Three-day weekend ahead for most of us, which is another reason to file over to Sunday night's spectacularly loaded tribute to too-soon departed Ari Up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Even without the excuse, there's so much planned to honor the riot-grrrl ancestor on the eve of what would have ... More >>
Emily Kokal (right) and Jenny Lee Lindberg, pulling you off the floor. Pics by Santiago Felipe, more below.Warpaint
Wednesday, December 1
Better Than: Another night trapped in a space the width of your headphones, that's for sure.
Warpaint live is a disconcerting experience. Th ... More >>
These Are Powers, Secret Project Robot, Confetti. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week that everybody finally went outside for the summer, we hung out on a few rooftops ourselves. Twin Sister? Rooftop. The SFNY party? Rooftop. Good Co.? BBQ, outdoors, ground floor. So yeah. The rain drove us in ... More >>
Tonight, find Mr. Johnny Rotten aged to post-punk perfection with Public Image Ltd. at Terminal 5, where you'll catch the ex-Sex Pistols frontman wailing about "Death Disco," songs that aren't love songs, and the like. At Mercury Lounge, discover a couple of Christopher R. Weingarten-approved acts ... More >>
--Yo La Tengo's excellent new Popular Songs comes out today, and by way of celebrating the band and album artist Dario Robleto will be at the D'amelio Terras Gallery tonight, signing copies of the record. There will a giveaways, including a chance to win tickets to the band's surely triumphan ... More >>