This is your chance to replace your dad's Scritti Politti 7" you broke in 1994. (Great album, lousy frisbee.) The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound has been collecting donated LPs for four decades. In that time they were bound to wind up with more than one copy of White Snake's Come ... More >>
Keyboard-Loving Dark Popsters Small Black Return
Never let these tribute bands down
Welcome to Sound of the City's scouring of the many hip-hop songs that drop every week in hopes of finding a couple of songs that stand out. This week we managed to get our hands on three and three-quarters of themnot bad at all.
Fat Trel and Fat Tony take you down to the Santos Party House Basement
L'Arc-en-Ciel Madison Square Garden Sunday, March 25 Better than: Hearing critics just talk about weird foreign scenes and stylistic blends and collisions at the EMP Pop Conference. Japanese hard rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel have been in well-deserved self-celebration mode of late. They celebrated thei ... More >>
Freestyling through heartache
When past and future collide, does the present win?
Guns N' Roses ca. 1987: If nothing else, that pouf should be immortalized for eternity. The Cure, Eric B. & Rakim, and Guns N' Roses are among the new-to-the-ballot artists on the list for for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2012, announced this morning; they join previous nominees ... More >>
A brief history of indie rock's best worst-named band
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Xray Eyeballs is the sunny, garage-pop alter-ego of guitarist O.J. San Felipe (of YIMBY vets Golden Triangle), a lazy-Sunday neo-Nuggets shout-along where a chorus can totally be "Let's all get high ... More >>
A punk quick fix
Plus: Hall & Oates do the hits and redeem 'Jingle Bell Rock'
Isis earlier this month, letting it all go. Isis/Melvins/Totimoshi Webster Hall Friday, June 18 Farewell tours are weird, the celebratory nature of live rock being counteracted by the knowledge that this will never happen again; the listener can frequently walk away feeling weirdly hollow, as tho ... More >>
If it were any cheaper, they'd be paying you.There are drink specials and there are drink specials. For some, an $8 martini is a marvelous deal -- by New York cocktailing standards, anyway. For others, it's not happy hour unless you can pay your tip out in quarters. At The Magician, from Mond ... More >>
MNDR in action earlier this year. MNDR/Class Actress Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, April 28 Your headliner tonight is actually spazzy Brit retro-soul whosit V.V. Brown, but I find the openers way more fascinating, two budding electro-pop stars carefully balancing the brusque and the bubbly, the icy ... More >>
TedLeo.comTed Leo loves popcorn more than youEveryone's favorite "goddamn American hero," Ted Leo, will be chord-chugging tonight at the Fillmore with Screaming Females. Though if you've been offended by his karaoke criticism, you can always check out mindlessly ecstatic lo-fiers the Sundelle ... More >>
Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey always get excited when the power comes back on.When Brit-rock's ultimate pleasure-seekers Supergrass lost bassist Mick Quinn to the most embarrassing run to the toilet since Slumdog Millionaire a few years ago, singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffe ... More >>
Here comes this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival
Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it? New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>
This is #12 of Rob Trucks's Possibly 4th Street expositions, a regular column in which he invites musicians he likes to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City. Inevitably with such a series, we end up underground: Kaki King just took us to the F-Train platform by 14th and Sixth Avenue ... More >>
Mexican love the Doors icon, and the Cowboy chokes
How to program your baby's musical tastes and pretend to not be trying
Born Under the Sign of Satyrn
Reassured scenesters navigate two make-believe worlds
Next Big Thing tames Marxist innovations to rock the party
Searching for queer clues and a tv producer who can pick them up
Flipsides and stray cuts from one of rock's best singers ever
So when are they gonna get Augustus Pablo and his melodica to cover an old Hooters hit?
By the time they make Albuquerque, she'll be modeling
The Realm of the Senses
Stiff Old Bands Get Down Like That