CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>
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Consider this six-pack of rock acts: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Big Audio Dynamite, the Psychedelic Furs, U2, R.E.M. and Julian Cope. My dream Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Not quiteit's a list of the first six artists to go to No. 1 on the chart Billboard launched in the fall of 1988, then call ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Maybe it was just the warm weather messing with my head, but everyone in New York seemed a little bit friskier this weekend. From the black-clad romantics swaying back and ... More >>
Charli XCX Santos Party House Monday, March 12 Better than: Writing in a diary. The early Monday-night slot is by no means a prime gig; potential audience members are still shaking off the weekend cobwebs, counting the change from a couple of days of overindulgence and late-night taxi rides. But ... More >>
Freestyling through heartache
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. via MySpaceJesse Malin at Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash in 2008.Talk on the ph ... More >>
Nicki, P!nk, Gaga, and those two other ones taste the rainbow
"Stereogum!" Pics by Rob, more below.Marnie Stern/Dom/Tamaryn/Lower Dens Santos Party House Wednesday, October 20 Better than: Just sitting at home reading ecstatic Tweets about the whole Phoenix/Daft Punk thing. So let's toss a few more ribald Marnie Stern exclamations on the pile. #1: "It ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Effi Briest, recording in a dome. Photo: Brian TamborelloBrooklyn's Effi Briest channel the best of rhythm-centric '70s post-punk and transmute it into a modern swoon. Remarkably sparse and efficie ... More >>
A punk icon masterfully plays peek-a-boo with Goth expectations
Designer headdresses for AIDS benefit
Rappers in Cuba, pilgrims in Mecca, killer fish in Tanzania, James Carville in Bolivia
Early '00s stuck in early-'80s dance-rock via early-'90s dance-rock time-warp shockah!
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