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The HOWL! Fest returns
This week in the Voice I spoke to the surviving members of the New York proto-punk outfit Jack Rubyas well as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks/8-Eyed Spy no wave icon Lydia Lunchand we sifted through the drug and alcohol haze of 1970s and '80s New York City to find a few killer memories. I ... More >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... More >>
A few weeks ago, James Murphy, reluctant voice to a generation of record-obsessed man-children, announced that LCD Soundsystem was going to call it quits, culminating in a fascinating pushing-and-shoving match for farewell concert tickets. Seriously, it was like Black Friday for doughy people ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Now that Brooklyn loft-rock is leaning towards toward beach-y, garage-y, tape-damaged nostalgiasmush, we should thank the stars that Talk Normal have arrived to keep it ugly. The best thing to lurch out ... More >>
Twitpic via EardrumnycFaust WFMU Fest/Music Hall Of Williamsburg October 1 Dear American experimental underground, Faust has a message for you: You're no fun. Last night was a rollicking, all-smiles 90-minute set from a bunch of Germans who were making weird records when Mike Patton was sti ... More >>
poster design by Henry Owings.
"Fuel Dump is going to be like Magnolia. Or Crash. It's going to be like Magnolia meets Crash." Obligatory caption: "What I Do On The Weekends For Disposable Income." What Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show On WFMU with Tom Scharpling, might lack in modesty, he makes up for with his impressive ... More >>
In 2008, the pioneering Jersey City-based freeform radio outfit WFMU celebrated its 50th anniversary. One year later, the party evidently continues: WFMU will host a music festival over the first three days of October at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and they're bringing out the heavy hitt ... More >>
Bohos pause from their alternative lifestyles to type up two new memoirs
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Hugs and Kisses The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: Old Time Relijun swim through sweat Oh yeah. Before the gig, I traded with Arrington de Dionyso names we had in common. We agreed that Ari Up (The Slits singer) has quite some presence even now: he wan ... More >>
Michael Dracula, "What Can I Do For You? (Demo)" (MP3) Hugs And Kisses The Continuing Outbursts of Everett True This week: Michael Dracula (a lady living in Scotland making heavy-lidded cabaret) When I was in my late teens, NYC’s Ze Records held more than a passing fascination for me: James Cha ... More >>
Jackie Farry and friends fuck cancer; filmmaker Scott Crary kills his idols