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This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
The Honey Brothers (with Adrian Grenier) Random Warehouse on Tenth Ave. Wednesday, April 18 Better Than: Would Turtle's band be Saigon? Let's get this out of the way now: Adrian Grenier was member of new-wave folk troupe Honey Brothers before he was Vince Chase on Entourage and not the other way a ... More >>
Dave Shuford has been ingrained in the New York City soundscape for decades as part of the experimentalist collective mutants No Neck Blues Band, which ruled both downtown's now-departed avant-garde roost The Cooler and their Harlem practice pad the Hint House. In recent years, less activity on th ... More >>
Inside Nicolas Vernhes's sanctuary, home to avant-rock
David Bermans backsans Pavement pals
David Berman grows up (a little) and mellows out (sort of)
Acrobatic excursions, mired in self-doubt
Joe Strummer transcends the idea of punk, and the music lives on
David Berman shambles again, as leaves fall on the Pavement
Oozing Pus, Monster Trucks, Bleeding Brains, Broken Glass, and Beaver
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.