Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>
[Note: The Mavericks also play City Winery tonight at 10:30 p.m.]
Better Than: Pretty much all country music from the last decade.
Last night Miami country band The Mavericks played a sold-out, two-and-a-half-hour show at the Bowery Ballroom. It was a triumphant return to form on the eve of their ... More >>
Better than: Anyone who's ever tried to play a song for longer than five minutes.
Neil Young's wobbly presence on stage is fascinating. He glides around, slow but confident, moving ever so carefully with the music -- whether he's crooning a quiet, reflective ballad about watching his friends die fr ... More >>
Wilco w/Nick Lowe
Central Park SummerStage
Friday, September 23
Better than: Standing in one place for two hours in the rain in Central Park without Wilco.
The dudes from NYCTaper peer up at the steady falling rain and the umbrella perched over their microphones, worried that the drops' patter ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
It's a shame the legacy of impossibly gifted MC Notorious B.I.G. is limited to two classic albums and one decent-enough comp--but, hey, better than the Pollard-style recording jags that Tupac has mysteriously maint ... More >>
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 29
The first half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's two-night benefit concert and 25th-anniversary celebration lasted six hours, ended at 1:30 a.m. and featuring star-studded sets by curators Bruce S ... More >>
Morrissey looks on with disdain.
Downtown J&R In-Store
Tuesday, March 10
If J. Holiday doesn't play "Bed," I'm throwing a Roy Orbison box-set at his head. The lithe boudoir-jam r&b singer was blessed in 2007 with the best song The-Dream will ever be associated with, and the rest is, u ... More >>