Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Diamond Rugs w/Alabama Shakes, Robert Ellis Central Park Sunday, June 24 Better than: The pre-concert City Parks commercial featuring our mayor eating nuts, saying, "Oh, hello. I'm Mike Bloomberg, and I'm nuts!" If you're a new band, it has to be hard taking an outdoor, festival-like stage to perf ... More >>
The summer months can grind down a big-name DJ. The traveling is constant, the sets start at ridiculous hours (in some cities, 4AM is considered "peak time"), and there is something kind of lonely about shuttling around the globe with only your records to keep you company. But Juan Maclean doesn' ... More >>
On the dance-music dude's faux-android love affairs
Scuzzy and catchy jammers, with a big assist from Andrew W.K.
James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy of local label DFA reconstruct post-punk for a whole new dancefloor
Kicking the Jackass of the Magazine World
New York Rockers Remember How to Dance