This weekend the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival once again descends upon the northwest corner of Williamsburg for the sixth year running, and it's expanding from two nights to four for Veteran's Day, including a pre-party Thursday at Output. This year's lineup promises another eclectic mix of es ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
P.S. 1 and MoMa have announced the lineup for the 2011 edition of Warm Up, the Saturdays-in-summer series that allows visitors to walk around the Long Island City museum's courtyard and listen to music and marvel at the intricate, shade-providing installations set up outdoors. This year's lin ... More >>
Tonight, Dan Deacon, the life-affirming ("Who wants to live forever!?") king of spazzcore, plays the Cake Shop alongside Ponytail's Dustin Wong, a comparably minimalistic acoustic doodler. Over at Party Expo, the ubiquitous Das Racist celebrate Street Boners' hipster fashion joke book, while Briti ... More >>
Explore the galaxy with Animal Collective
A solemn tribute to once-hot-shit trends that (mostly) won't be joining us in the '10s
If you haven't figured it out already, Halloween is on a Saturday this year! This means a whole two nights of ghoulish punch, "scary" dance parties, and punny costumes. I've already spotted a few Michael Jacksons and Sarah Palins (SO last year!) walking the streets of the Village, and thought it o ... More >>
Lee Broomfield Beth Ditto is such an unlikely star that even Taylor Swift would spring an "Imma let you finish" on her. Her mutant soul-punk trio Gossip is the only riot-grrrl band to have a top 10 hit (2006's Bush-deposing "Standing in the Way of Control") and become aptly named considering her fr ... More >>
This kind of behavior is really unacceptable. APW photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week a shiny pair of crispy white shoes ventured out to New Jersey and All Points West, never to return, we joined the rest of the rainsoaked masses in saluting the Beastie Boys, who weren't there, though they di ... More >>
"I'd love to get Prince into the studio one time before he dies." Jas is the one not drinking. For the last five years, Simian Mobile Disco, the British production powerhouse of James Ford and Jas Shaw, have been reshaping people's musical expectations by turning EDM into pop music and back again ... More >>
Kanye West drops in on the Natural History Museums suddenly splendid soiree
The perils of hyping dance music you can't really dance to
Downtown kids chill out, kick back, discover yacht rock, soak in the good life
The Field turns Lionel Richie and the Mac into thundering, florid ambient triumph
Lady Sov makes everyone wait (again); Simian Mobile Disco offer instant gratification
Populist jams for blogs and dance floors both.