The Calmest Creep-Out
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Jon langford plays new songs
Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
Aside from being a go-to pundit on the eBay vs. Discogs debate and a heck of a dust-kicking commentator on punk forums, Erik Bradshaw is the expertly spazzy and spindly singer for local skronk-irkers Family Curse. Peeling paint for about a year with one single under their belts, they will hit the 28 ... More >>
Today the musical line-up for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was announced. The event -- the 10th annual -- takes place this year on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Three bands will be playing each day, and the music, if not the barbecue, is free. The Block Party takes place in Ma ... More >>
The week brought us Jon Brion and Shellac and Sam Sparro (not to mention a handful of surprise Occupy Wall Street pop-ins), and that wide spectrum of genres is also represented in this weekend's concert listings. Tonight Deadmau5, who Maura has just informed me stands out as the only artist to be n ... More >>
Saxophonists get up to mischief (and engage in a little drama)
What has changed since the 70s? Not these punks.
Another week, another episode of Hugs and Kisses from Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)—one more fucking book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties. We once let him survey the contents of his desk. Two weeks in a row. Now he's moved onto his couch. ... More >>
The Waco Brothers play the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday, June 3rd. "[The Waco Brothers] had a number of different names. We started off, I think, as Jon Boy and Deano... Then it was Ranch Quake. . . Elephant Ears was one. We'd play and it'd be so awful, you know, that we'd change the name for the n ... More >>
The deathless Mekons make fun of their ages and act their shoe sizes
The Sandinista! Project
A sad survivor tries to figure out her ache
Concert biz endures summer; Clear Channel screws bands
Arguments against education, reclaimed punk rants, electropop with staying power
U.K. and NYC post-punk and no wave revisited, selectively
Jon Langford Makes Friends and Influences People
Life in the Burning-Bush Leagues
The Bookworm and the Angel
Steve Earle Practices Rock and Roll Leftism for Its Own Sweet Sake
Working Professionals Defeat Doom on Two Benefit Comps
The Headline Above Is a Lie
What do you do for an encore after the spark is gone?