A look back at a decade of NYC rock
Sam HorineHavana ClubCarteles, the sunny sandwich shop in Ravi DeRossi's 6th Street Cuban complex, has been shuttered recently. It turns out that the small space will be used for special events, including four-course omakase-style dinners and cocktail classes.
Greg Gillis in Williamsburg, summer of 2009. Photo by Sam Horine.By now you've heard All Day, the fifth full length LP from Pittsburg's Greg Gillis--or, as he's known on chaotic, fan-filled stages around the world, Girl Talk. The record was released to minimal fanfare, at the low price of fre ... More >>
Over the last few days, we've been posting installments of our second-annual CMJ on the Street series, shot by our friend and excellent street-portrait photographer Sam Horine. There are so many more beautiful portraits in our full "CMJ on the Street 2010" collection, featuring the likes of Stereogu ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Cassie Ramone Resides: Williamsburg Occupation: musician Best CMJ moment: Playing Fader Fort with side-project the Babies Favorite (non-CMJ?) band: Steely Dan
photo by Sam Horine Alicia Polmanteer Resides: SoHo Occupation: Freelance marketing manager Favorite CMJ band: Local Natives
photo by Sam Horine Theophilus London Hails from: Flatbush Occupation: Musician Best CMJ moment: Headlining Fader Fort at the last moment. Favorite band: New Look
photo by Sam Horine Lisa Howard Resides: Toronto Occupation: Make-up artist Most looking forward to during CMJ: Bowling at the Pitchfork #Offline party at Brooklyn Bowl Favorite CMJ band: Neon Indian
photo by Sam Horine Sean Fitzgerald Resides: Upper West Side Occupation: writer of short stories Best part of CMJ: Free booze, seeing new bands, and running around all night. Favorite band of CMJ: U.S. Royalty
photo by Sam Horine Michelle Rose Occupation: musician Best CMJ moment: Seeing old friends, making new friends, and that one time I got a free haircut! Best CMJ band: Cerebral Ballzy
photos by Sam Horine John O'Regan a/k/a Diamond Rings Hails from: Toronto Occupation: Musician Best CMJ moment, so far: French toast, buttercream and pecan cupcakes before the Cake Shop show. Favorite CMJ band P.S. I Love You
photo by Sam Horine Jin Oklee Resides: Midtown Occupation: student Best CMJ moment: So far, it's been the Terrorbird Showcase at Cake Shop Best CMJ band: Revolver
photo by Sam HorineTaken in the Santos Party House john Dom Hails from: Hadley, MA Occupation: "Freelance taxidermist" a/k/a Dom frontman Best CMJ moment: Right now, hanging out with my new girlfriend. [Points to stranger standing next to us, not in the bathroom] Favorite band, so far: Wild Nothin ... More >>
!!!'s Nic Offer, greeting his constituents. All photos by Sam Horine.Despite the intermittent rain and vile humidity, a decent crowd turned up at yesterday's Pool Party to see !!! and Lee Fields play two very different vintages of funk on the Williamsburg Waterfront. Nic Offer spent much of t ... More >>
Unfortunately, this just isn't fun anymore. Pic by Sam Horine.It's Friday the 13th, and if you're as superstitious as we are here at SOTC, you'll stay away from the outside world altogether. Lucky for you, though, we've put together a pretty awesome rundown of dance parties to visit this week ... More >>
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
All photos by Sam Horine.Cap'n Jazz. Full gallery of Pool Party with Cap'n Jazz and Lightning Bolt here. Yesterday was the third week of this summer's eight Jelly NYC Pool Parties, and with Lightning Bolt, No Age, and the return of emo stalwarts Cap'n Jazz, the bill was one of the summer's best f ... More >>
All photos by Sam HorineAgyness Deyn, host of the AllSaints VIP Pub, with a friend. Murder City Devils were a Seattle garage-punk menace who drank and fought while playing songs about drinking and fighting. As is the case with most bonds forged on booze and disorderly conduct, the center could not ... More >>
Sam HorineOpen wide Of all the things we here at Sound of the City emphatically endorse--Janelle Monae, the Mountain Goats, Matt & Kim, Ohio sports teams, responsible reporting of M.I.A.'s Tamil Tigers Tweets--the frantic live antics of Israeli stunt-garage trio Monotonix are high up there. Ami Sh ... More >>
all photos Sam HorineChuck Schumer with the JellyNYC gang, Sarah Hooper and Alexander Kane. Full gallery from Sunday's first Pool Party here. The line-up announcement for this season's slew of Jelly NYC Pool Parties wasn't quite as mercilessly drawn out as Big Boi's solo record, but it certainly fe ... More >>
Sam HorineIn the week we put the worst band name in New York to a vote (Phil and the Osophers, you are no match for Freelance Whales), we watched as LeBron James put his own name in as the most hated in New York, while Kanye West stood proudly at his side. The last place West was seen before ... More >>
all photos by Sam Horine; full gallery here. The Rub has been at Southpaw longer than your grandma's had dentures. So this past Saturday, Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres, and DJ Eleven celebrated their eighth anniversary in the Slope with EMPD's DJ Scratch and it was the sort of night where the door guy was ... More >>
No photos because they searched us for photographic devices on the way in. So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. Pitchfork.tv taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>
Björk, Brandon Stosuy, and the Dirty Projectors's Amber Coffman. All photos by Sam Horine.We won't pretend to be remotely objective about Rites of Spring, last night's DJ benefit for Haiti organized by our pal Brandon Stosuy and featuring the diverse yet weirdly complementary talents of the ... More >>
all photos by Sam HorineShepard Fairey has a motorcycle posse and it includes Rick Ross. Shepard Fairey's "May Day" show opened this past Saturday. The promotional noise from Deitch Projects' send-off has been near-deafening, amplified by the hubbub around Fairey's rabidly targeted, heavily guarded ... More >>
Before the Deluge: Setting up the food stalls prior to starting time. We now present a humongous collection of photos taken at the event by Sam Horine, which will perhaps help you to identify certain dishes you ate, but can't quite remember. Joining three posts by Rebecca Marx detailing the ... More >>
Our Man Sietsema took a number of excellent photos at last night's Choice Eats, but if you'd like to see more, 96 more glorious, Technicolor shots, taken by Sam Horine, can be found here. Have a restaurant tip or other food-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Horine, more photos from the show here You may recall the work of "street artist" Mr. Brainwash a/k/a Thierry Guetta from CMJ 2008: his Kanye and Jim Morrison canvases flanked the stage of the Fader Fort on the Bowery, the Friendly Fires posed in front of his Alfred Hitchcock LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ... More >>
Alison, one of many CMJ street fashion stars shot by Sam Horine. Find the rest here.In the week Jay-Z made it all about him, we made it all about Jay-Z, from the first deplorable word that he'd be attempting to demoralize the Phillies at Yankee Stadium all the way though his overshare-y and u ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Nicole Wasilewicz, senior music editor, FreeWilliamsburg.com Most looking forward to: Underwater Peoples Showcase at Monkey Town Fashion aesthetic: I only wear dresses. Years at CMJ: Four. Best experience: Getting to hear quotes like, "New York is a city that loves you wh ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Sam, plays in Florida's The Deaf Children Best show: Surfer Blood at Piano's Fashion aesthetic: Florida Goodwill, plus comfy long johns. Years at CMJ: First. Best thing so far: Watching friends like Surfer Blood play shows in NYC.
photo by Sam Horine Maayan, FIT student Best show: Real Estate (playing everyday, somewhere) Fashion Aesthetic: Vintage, thrift, color, anything not new. Years at CMJ: Three Best memory: Dan Deacon, No Age and Deerhunter at the Bowery Ballroom in 2007.
photo by Sam Horine Holly, NYU graduate student Best show so far: Silver Starling at Cake Shop. Fashion aesthetic: Funky grandmother Best CMJ experience: I got some free cupcakes!
photo by Sam Horine Timmy Mislock, Guitarist for Holly Miranda Most looking forward to: The xx and The Antlers at The Delancey. Fashion Aesthetic: Band T-shirts and flannel. Years at CMJ: Three. Best memory: Seeing A Place to Bury Strangers at Bowery Ballroom.
Sam Horine Dru, unemployed set designer, member of Brooklyn band ZAZA Most looking forward to: The XX, out of curiosity, and the Kanine Showcase with Depreciation Guild. Fashion aesthetic: Hedi Slimane 2.0 Years at CMJ: First year playing, third year attending. Best memory: Spiders at Magnetic Fie ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Ebbie Bonczek, Music Director for WMUC Most Looking Forward to: Turbo Fruits & Dark Meat at Union Pool on Saturday. Fashion Aesthetic: I like colors. Best CMJ experience: The first time we came to CMJ, we explored the city in the Ringo Deathstarr's van blasting records after the ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Carmen, Singer of Boston-based band Bodega Girls Most Looking Forward to: The late-night parties, boozing, and cruising! Fashion Aesthetic: Vintage shop-and-chop. '70s prom dresses. Years at CMJ: First. Looking to pop that cherry and make some memories.
photo by Sam Horine Labretta Suede, front woman of Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 Occupation: Rock & Roll Most Looking Forward to: Heavy Trash at Santos Party House. Fashion Aesthetic: '50s trash and New Zealand thrift. Years at CMJ: First. Best experience, so far: The Labretta Suede and the Mote ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine Ambre, booking agent for St. Louis band Dinosaur Egg Most looking forward to: The Moi Non Plus at Piano's Fashion aesthetic: I try and look like someone else every day. Years at CMJ: First. Craziest memory, so far: Seeing a line of Tokio Hotel fan girls reaching around the bloc ... More >>
The Rapture have been out of it so long, with the notable exception of a recent Fashion Week Prada set, it was worth wondering if anybody still cared about, erm, "dance-punk." Turns out, Brooklyn still does--or at least 80 people do: the cowbell-clangers played a "secret show" at Matchless last n ... More >>
Sam HorineHey, look, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste went to that Jay-Z show yesterday in Williamsburg. A whole summer's worth of Jelly NYC Pool Parties on the Williamsburg waterfront took a bow yesterday, as Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Vega played the final Sunday of the 2009 series. Solange Kno ... More >>
photo from Girl Talk's Pool Party show by Sam Horine But seriously, this was a really depressing week. We said goodbye to Teddy Kennedy through song and so did Orrin Hatch. Ellie Greenwich, the woman who wrote "Be My Baby" also passed, as did 29 year old New York DJ Josh Link. Speaking of death, M ... More >>
Sam HorineSo, yeah-- 8,500 people, three bands, a broken stage, and a Chuck Schumer sighting. Just another day at Williamsburg's East River Park, where things got well and truly out of hand for Greg Gillis' Girl Talk, a band pretty much made for the mayhem, nudity, and bare feet that are the ... More >>
Sam HorineIn the week a Brooklyn indie-rock band either did or didn't kick a puppy in Prospect Park (sweat-soaked August news cycle, we see you), we amused ourselves making Rick Ross "Yo Mamma" jokes and watching rap panic take New York as 50 Cent did, and then didn't, shoot your grandmother. ... More >>
Sam Horine Seems like just yesterday we were lamenting Jelly NYC's draconian decision to outlaw rattlesnakes, hand grenades, and whoopie cushions from the Williamsburg Waterfront during this summer's string of Pool Parties. Yet here we are, six Sunday shows and two rain interferences later, and the ... More >>
Sam Horine, tons more photos from the show over here No Age/Dan Deacon/Deerhunter Brooklyn Bowl Sunday, August 2, early show The story of this past weekend's outdoor festivities was, regrettably, the grumbling skies. No different with Sunday's installment of Jelly NYC's Pool Parties, which for the ... More >>
Sam HorineDirty Projectors Dave Longstreth . . . they are here. Sunday was the second week of Jelly NYC's Pool Parties, relocated this summer from McCarren Pool, and Dirty Projectors proved to Brooklyn for the first time since Bitte Orce's' official release that they've only begun to feel out the e ... More >>
Sam HorineHimanshu is a VIP
Siren photos by Rebecca Smeyne and Sam Horine are all over here.