MOMA becomes a flea market
Whatever they stand for, Alberta Cross will nail it live
The Hold Steady, our favorite group of "wizened and wistful" meta-rock daddies (or "lowbrow bar rockers," your pick), perform tonight as part of WNYC's "Soundcheck" program" at the Greene Space. Then, abruptly setting aside all wisdom/wistfulness, the night plunges into a DJ-set orgy: Neon Indian ... More >>
Harper SmithWednesday night is polarizing. First you've got a free show at the Bowery Electric with the Postelles (that's them to the left), an Albert Hammond Jr.-produced retro-rock pack. Then there's the significantly less Motown-ish yet equally vintage lo-fi rock of Harlem at the Mercury L ... More >>
Bradford Cox a/k/a Atlas Sound (that's him to the left) could've been a hypnotist in a prior life—if in doubt, stop by the Bell House, where he'll put the audience in a trance with subdued fluorescent vocals layered over tamed, fraying guitars and electronic noise that bubbles to the su ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.