Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues
By James Fearnley
Faber & Faber
In case you hadn't noticed, there's been a veritable Tsunami of rock bios recently. I blame Dylan myself. Previously the province of lazily ghostwritten quick cash in hagiographies, the huge critical (and commercial) succ ... More >>
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
8. [Hastily Wikipedia rewrite with a headline that quotes the "I've fallen and I can't get up!" LifeAlert ad in a misguided effort to quote "Tubthumping"]
7. "The Top Seven Chumbawamba Songs That You've Never Heard"
6. [Long and possibly not incorrect Thought Catalog piece on how the tyranny of ' ... More >>
Thirty-three years ago Harvey Bassett had his punk band's song played by legendary DJ John Peel on his BBC radio show. He was 13 years old. He has been on musical walkabout ever since, becoming a world-class DJ, bringing back the Jamaican soundsystem and single-handedly reviving ... More >>
"I think empowerment is very sexy and cool, and there's no reason you can't believe that."
Amy Klein is a busy woman. Her most high-profile gig is playing guitar for Thomas-Paine-for-the-Twitter-Generation art-punks Titus Andronicus, but she makes a diverse plethora of music on her own. Her ... More >>
A guy walks into a bar...
Manhattan has no shortage of watering holes. And so, the task of selecting its best and brightest (more often than not, rather dim) was no easy one. Is the perfect bar just a place that makes a great drink? Or where the staff is particularly welcoming? Or that just ... More >>
Friday, January 15
This was a weird one--a sold-out Bowery Ballroom full of steroidally pumped up Jersey dudes singing gently along to Gaslight Anthem and Kelly Clarkson covers, then breaking into spectacular fights as Fallon rambled between songs. There's no Brian Fa ... More >>
Christmas lights and bleary vision were on tap at Milano's last night.The kind of place where everyone knows your name has become a rare thing in New York. But, at Milano's on Houston, the bartender greets you by name as you enter and the regulars are all old mates. Last night, they came out ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithFun times at Roxy Cottontail's party. This is what Zach's birthday dinner looked like too. In the week that both Zach and Roxy Cottontail celebrated their birthdays, Rob posted a great moment in Wu-based subway-ad vandalism that became a whole shitload of peoples' Facebook profile ... More >>
"I just like seeing our press releases verbatim on blogs. That's just my favorite."
Think they'll play inside this rig tonight at the Bowery Ballroom?
Brooklyn's White Rabbits were known for two things when they first emerged in 2007: the ska/soul affectations of their sure-footed debut, Fort Nigh ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Greed 101: After $170 billion bailout, AIG planning to hand out $165 million in bonuses to its senior employees!Greed 201: NYC landlords prepare to fight the city's contention that they've been double-dipping, claiming a ta ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines...After one night in the slammer, Madoff's attorneys ask that he be released from jail while awaiting sentencing.Don't feel too sorry for Bernie's victims: many were financial dumbasses.The Jellyfish Solution: Some out-of-w ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Friday New York headlines...Madoff expresses regret as he pleads guilty and goes to jail; his aim is to shield rest of family....but his wife Ruth may have to pack her bags as the feds go after Madoff properties."Don't be evil," is Google's motto; Dai ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...Legislature wants to life statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits: Catholic Church objects, saying bill intended to bankrupt it.Daily News shows odd bit of sympathy for monster Madoff: may have spent "his last ... More >>