You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>
It's the first week of the new year! This also means it's the first week to break your resolutions to drink less and sleep more. Enablers that we are, behold your week in nightlife, featuring the return of our favorite Lower East Side fete, a music festival, a lot of disco, and so much more.
A theater troupe made up of contemporary New Yorkers
Nina Persson got her start as the sultry lead vocalist for the shimmering guitar-pop Swedish band the Cardigans. In 2001, she broke out on her own and released a more minimalist, acoustic effort under the name A Camp--a band comprised of just her and her longtime friend, Swedish musician Niclas F ... More >>
On five wily, omnivorous bluegrass titans
Big Black established Chicago's Touch & Go Records, Butthole Surfers nearly undid it, and Ted Leo stuck with the indie for far longer than anyone expected. But there's also a whole roster of lesser-known, weirdo, commercially doomed T&G releases that likely contributed to yesterday's announcement th ... More >>
The Shudder to Think Quasi-Reunion September 17 Mercury Lounge Craig Wedren’s beauty only makes him more terrifying, his pointy head shaved down to the bone, his sideburns carved into ornery Tetris pieces, his voice a blunt, quivering instrument of ethereal violence, the cruelest and most bewilde ... More >>