FacebookDaniel Bobis, a 32-year-old math teacher and surf team coach at Long Beach High, has gone missing while surfing in West Lampung, Indonesia, on Sunday morning. Rachel, Bobis' wife of five years, remains in Indonesia, and says that the U.S. Consulate has "been no help thus far." His boa ... More >>
StuffHipstersDon'tLike, circa 2008Have you heard about the Rockaways? They are a place that you might want to go! The New York Times wrote about them back in 2008, that's how much you might want to go -- "There are Brooklyn hipsters, Japanese twentysomethings and even Hasidic surfers from Far ... More >>
Probably should've known that the Surfer Blood bill at the Market Hotel on Saturday night was going to be sold way the hell out, especially when even Luke's Lobster in the East Village was playing Astro-Coast on Friday night. Nevermind the ominous symbolism in a bunch of Brooklyn kids texting back ... More >>
Surfer Blood, doing their thing at the Cake Shop, circa CMJ. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Yeah, it's still months away, but someone has to kick SXSW season off, right? So it is with some pride and anticipation that we announce the Village Voice's 2010 SXSW party, featuring the xx, Superchunk, the ... More >>
Hey, wouldn't you know it, Surfer Blood casually cover Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy" over a bottle of El Presidente, and it's not half bad for a bunch of dudes who won't even get up off the couch! They even screw up a couple times and it's still better than that awful Apples in Stereo vers ... More >>
photo by Sam Horine
Sam, plays in Florida's The Deaf Children
Best show: Surfer Blood at Piano's
Fashion aesthetic: Florida Goodwill, plus comfy long johns.
Years at CMJ: First.
Best thing so far: Watching friends like Surfer Blood play shows in NYC.
The closing of most local beaches on account of Hurricane Bill was mostly respected, but there are always a few brave/foolhardy souls who wish to trifle with the enraged god of the sea. At the open Orchard Beach in The Bronx this weekend, the Times found a few visitors. None of them were repo ... More >>
"Musically...the Beach Boys...I'm sorry, I don't understand the question. I'm really high right now."
Nathan Williams has spent 2009 busy and stoned. Rapturous press attention for his lo-fi pop project Wavves quickly translated into a Fat Possum record deal and a transcontinental tour schedule--b ... More >>
Today's announcement that Chicago's Touch & Go Records is radically, traumatically downsizing has major implications for indie labels in general: Owner Corey Rusk's official statement, as reported in the Chicago Tribune, lists the labels for whom it will no longer be able to provide manufacturing ... More >>