The Metropolitan Museum of Art is slightly loosening up its tie with their latest Costume Institute exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture," which opens Thursday and is on view through August 14.
"Punk began as an impulse, as a feeling," curator Andrew Bolton said during a press preview this morning. ... More >>
"Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic"
The National Arts Club
Mar. 13, 6:30, Free
If you actually expend thought on something like the excessive (still developing) ado over Anne Hathaway's Oscar dress, it's true that Katherine Hepburn begins to appear very rebellious indeed. Today the film legend might emb ... More >>
By Bob Ruggiero
The Best of Punk Magazine
Edited by John Holstrom
It Books. 372 pp., $30.
While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would hav ... More >>
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
One of the more surreal moments in television history happened one superlate evening in 1989, when Sonic Youth appeared on the avant-garde-leaning music program Night Music on the severely avant-lacking NBC network. With downtown skuzz buddy Don Fleming playing SY's "manager on keyboards" ... More >>
A few weeks ago, James Murphy, reluctant voice to a generation of record-obsessed
man-children, announced that LCD Soundsystem was going to call it quits, culminating in a fascinating pushing-and-shoving match for farewell concert tickets. Seriously, it was like Black Friday for doughy people ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Reverb-soaked New York art-crooners Translations are a lazy Sunday dream, tempering their drizzly indie-pop with the subtle shades of classic r&b. Drums rattle drearily and bass lines groove silkily ... More >>
This kind of behavior is really unacceptable. APW photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week a shiny pair of crispy white shoes ventured out to New Jersey and All Points West, never to return, we joined the rest of the rainsoaked masses in saluting the Beastie Boys, who weren't there, though they di ... More >>
So here's a strange thing: Next month Insound will release a revamped, partially rerecorded version of Richard Hell and the Voidoids jovially jagged 1982 NYC punk classic Destiny Street, with Robert Quine's original rhythm-guitar tracks overlayed with all-new vocals by Hell and stupendously o ... More >>
25th Anniversary of the Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime featuring Richard Hell, Mike Watt, Bass Player from Handjob, and More
Bowery Poetry Club
Saturday, July 25
"What is punk?!" squeals the mysterious Bass Player from Hand Job, as if reposing some remarkably stupid question. Anyone witho ... More >>
For the same reason that it's not funny to set your MySpace location to "Iraq" unless one of your band members has actually been shipped there, the Boy Crisis lazy-come-on drug-dance "L'Homme" continues to be one of the more reprehensible songs to come out of pre-recession, Royal Oak dance-partyin ... More >>
photo by Liz Clayton Dawn Sutter Madell, via the Yo La Tengo diary
Eight shows, eight-and-a-half comedians, eight charities, eight mix CDs, 24 sit-ins, and three Velvet Underground covers later, Yo La Tengo brought another Hanukkah at Maxwell's to a close. But, as befits a band named in reference ... More >>