For anyone bemoaning the death of certain NYC scenes, let us not forget that before most of us were even born, legacies were being built and demolished in this city faster that you could say "Fuhgeddaboudit." It's been decades, for instance, since the heyday of CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and the infam ... More >>
This year, our sister papers the Dallas Observer and Houston Press teamed up to document the SXSW madness for your amusement and/or edification. Here are the 12 best shows and moments they saw.
Jess Rotter truly racked up the frequent flyer miles this year. The long-time in-house publicist and marketing wiz for Brooklyn-based indie record label Mexican Summer practically lived in airplanes, repeatedly jetting out west and back to handle her duties repping Best Coast--the label's biggest su ... More >>
Yesterday morning a vote by North Carolina's legislature overrode Governor Bev Perdue's veto of the state's budget, and as one of the consequences North Carolina became the third state in recent weeks to cut all public funding to Planned Parenthood programs. Proponents of the measure relied ... More >>
Recently, beloved friend-of-SOTC Rob Trucks (last seen chatting with the Big Star tribute crew and exploring Bob Dylan-centric Greenwich Village landmarks) published a book on Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, adding to the venerable 33 1/3 series the tale of the fraught, outrageously expensive, doggedl ... More >>
Reba McEntire's new album, All the Women I Am, features a spirited rendition of Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy," which you can hear above, and which got us thinking again about the tricky nature of cross-genre cover songs. McEntire remains true to the song's melody, save the addition of her country tw ... More >>
Gaga for Gaga! And that Steve Buscemi—what a character!
How an appalling tune will finally make you appreciate them
And meet Mr. Hoptoit McNegropantsa Daily Show writer offers A Practical Guide to Racism
Beirut's pleasant globetrotter landscapes are wide-eyed but not terribly deep
A Slacker Musician Teaches Preppie Tykes a Lesson in Unleashing Their Inner Rockers
Spiritual Life Returns to New York Harbor