Plus: Dishing 40 years of Troma history
"It's kind of like coming full-circle, starting with the Subterranean Pop radio show in 1979 and finally doing this book signing at the Rough Trade Records store in Brooklyn," says Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt. Seventeen years after leaving Seattle and his iconic label behind to focus on his fami ... More >>
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Van Halen's 1984. Let's put that in perspective: Twice as much time has passed between today and the release of 1984 than between 1984's release and the moon landing (the 20th century's other crowning achievement). It was Van Halen's most commercially successful a ... More >>
I caught up with Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, which is sort of like a feature--length Love American Style, but as done by an auteur. Penelope Cruz is fun as a prostitute who's pretending to be someone she's not. But she just can't help herself. During a group tour of the Sistine Chapel, someo ... More >>
An assassin for Christmas, or maybe some witchcraft and depraved subordia?
Dont forget to wear clean underwear
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Chuck Eddy on Michael Jackson's 1991 hated-on-mostly-but-still-plenty-epic Dangerous. Sound of Breaking Glass By Chuck Eddy December 17, 1981 Hey, so how come nobody's compared the fucker to There's a Riot Goin' On? Well, maybe Rio ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>
Sidewalk Chalk Artist Fights NYPD Harassment
The exuberant wild style of Busy Bee still resonates three decades later
The lady is not a tramp: Andrea Fraser replaces sensationalism with adoration
Krazy Kat and Vegetable Sex to greet the fall season
What's in a name? A hell of a lot, if you're the new pope.
Ratzingernow Pope Benedict XVIa true hardliner
When the pontiff dies, the rituals commence. How many in favor of "pope Kevin"?
When Bad Painting Is Good for You
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