This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Consider this six-pack of rock acts: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Big Audio Dynamite, the Psychedelic Furs, U2, R.E.M. and Julian Cope.
My dream Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Not quiteit's a list of the first six artists to go to No. 1 on the chart Billboard launched in the fall of 1988, then call ... More >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping!
After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Hurricane Bells. Photo by Mayumi Nashida.Hurricane Bells is the bedroom recording project of Longwave frontman Steve Schiltz. Far more claustrophobic, sensitive, and homey than Longwave's romantic, ... More >>
This, of course, could be really good, or really bad. "An original," in particular, sounds ominous. But it did get us thinking about our dream version of this show. What kind of New York talent is available to do covers of songs from John Hughes soundtracks?
Jim DeRogatis has probably penned the definitive thing so far on John Hughes the music fan, complete with the eye-popping detail that while in Chicago, and "well into his prime years as a filmmaker, he loved nothing more than haunting the racks of vinyl at the old Wax Trax record store on Lin ... More >>