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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 >>
After one too many cocktails at an impromptu party across the street from the Ukrainian Federation, we managed to snag balcony seats to see Irma Thomas. The self-proclaimed “Queen of New Orleans Soul” looked decades younger than her 67 years, decked out in a sequined shirt, grey tights and heels ... More >>
Not the Music Hall of Williamsburg The Music Hall of Williamsburg's floor was wet with the remnants of two hurricanes―outside, Hanna; inside, beer-splattering Israeli psych-berserkers Monotonix―when Silver Jews leader David Berman delivered his own storm. In Brooks Brothers-like duds, double-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
Talismans for protection Provincializm: Dirty South As Gravitron by William Bowers Forces conspired, nudging me to canvas Georgia and the Carolinas this week—the final straw was either Miss Teen South Carolina's circumspect seminar, or yammering about Flannery O’Connor to literature students ... More >>
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.