Part of the reason Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique albums that are ... More >>
Better Than: Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, if they were real people and not puppets made out of felt and hallucinogenic properties. So, I was pretty pissed that I skipped Polyphonic Spree at Bonnaroo, because I was curious as hell as to how Tim DeLaughter and company were going to perform The ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
School of Seven Bells Mercury Lounge Tuesday, February 28 Better than: Melting. School of Seven Bells played an early show at the Mercury Lounge Tuesday night, in celebration of the release of their new record Ghostory (Vagrant). The members of the band shared a mood of of pride and awe. "We're so ... More >>
School of Seven Bells haunt Mercury Lounge
Hey guys, the rapture is upon us. And what's a better way to greet the end of the world than with a dance party? Luckily, there are a bunch happening this weekend.
"I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture," said early American-adopter and purveyor of Japan's Harajuku girl style, Gwen Stefani. "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anythin ... More >>
Surfer Blood play Cake Shop during last year's CMJ. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Hey, remember last year, when we predicted that the stresses of Surfer Blood's twelve different CMJ shows would cause the band to self-destruct? Um, that's not at all what happened. Instead, the Florida band rode thei ... More >>
A Greenpoint spot finds an particular clientele, for good and/or ill
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's ArpLine certainly know their way around a synthesizer, blurting out rainbow squiggles that somehow temper their quirky pop with an easygoing, always fashionable New York cool. Equal parts geek ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Abbey DruckerBrooklyn's School Of Seven Bells have been on a slow burn since their 2008 debut, Alpinisms. Two years ago they were a critically championed mix of psychgaze and blustery harmonies. But ... More >>
In the week we went to fashion week, Kanye appeared pretty much everywhere. Justin Timberlake was in the building, too--right next to the chia pets. We interviewed director Richard Foreman, who kinda hates Shakespeare, and Thursday, who admit to sort of being down with the Warped Tour. Tavis Smiley ... More >>
Fujiya & Miyagi/School of Seven Bells Le Poisson Rouge Tuesday, February 17 I swear I got this bizarre neural disorder where everything I hear lately sounds like Flight of the Conchords. Hot Chip... those Lonely Island boys... and now Fujiya & Miyagi, the English dudes with the Japanese name doi ... More >>
Manhattan magazine debuts today. While there are no vendors of posh glossies within stumbling distance of our Brooklyn hellhole/satellite office, the magazine's publisher, Modern Luxury Media (!), helpfully describes in a press release the premiere issue ("101 pages of uptown hip and downtown chic" ... More >>
For the week of June 27July 3, 2007