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These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.
Calvin Johnson is one forward-looking dude. He brought strict punk rock ethos and DIY aestheticssupporting community, contributing to 'zines, booking showsto underground rock, and played an integral role in revolutionizing it. Johnson's K Records (which he launched in the early '80s) w ... More >>
Clocking in at a scrappy 20 minutes, Show Ponythe 2010 self-released debut LP from Brooklyn's Boom Chickbrings the hangdog harangue ruckus, a snarling, hair-raising blur of raw rock primitivism and full-tilt blues grooves. The songs, from the ephedrine-juiced surf-snarl of "Nail ... More >>
Calvin Godfrey Everyone I Know asks: Do you know where I can the find a restaurant that serves inventive, exceptionally prepared food at dirt-cheap prices with a fun atmosphere and plentiful booze? Dear Everyone I Know: I am not a magician. I cannot conjure up a restaurant with the food of P ... More >>
Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging
The blues still have one name (and two initials)
--The long-shelved video for Modest Mouse's "King Rat," directed by Heath Ledger before he died, premiered yesterday. The video imagines a world with a talking sun where whales commandeer ships and hunt, kill, and skin humans. No worries, though: profits from the video will go to environmenta ... More >>
Unpopulist songwriters in heaven and here orbit a bygone Nashville through the sterile static
Cash in hand but slightly out of focus, in Mangold's leisurely paced, well-acted biopic
Cowboy and Indian, Sinner and Believer, Patriot and Protester, the Man in Black Walks his Final Line
Insects and the City