Better than: The real estate market "We are witnessing the end of Williamsburg right here, right now." Estonian experimental singer and producer Maria Minerva didn't mince words as she gave a eulogy to 285 Kent at the venue's closing party last night, comparing the people who move to Williamsburg t ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Wonder Girls iHeartRadio Theater Wednesday, September 6 Better than: Trying to figure out the exact location of the iHeartRadio theater. I've been there before; still got lost. The iHeartRadio theater is a small space for poppossibly too small. The 200-person capacity Tribeca venue hosts sh ... More >>
Dirty Dancing w/Vaz, Prince Rama, Telepathe McCarren Park basketball court Wednesday, July 25 Better than: Watching at home. Somebody finally figured out how to get people to show up and sit through opening bands: just make the headlining act a free outdoor screening of a beloved movie. ... More >>
"I don't think any indie pop bands or fans really cried out for attention," Clyde Erwin Barretto told the Voice in this week's feature about the recent rise of New York's indie pop scene. Well, they're getting some. The NYC Popfest, co-organized by Barretto, recently marked its sixth year of celeb ... More >>
You don't have to understand her to get her. Pic by Stacey.Vanessa Paradis Town Hall Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Passing out in a nightclub with Kate Moss. So, it's Fashion Week again, as you may have observed from your safer vantage point of flat shoes and carbohydrates. Every season, t ... More >>
Drop the Lime says hello. Pics by Puja.Trouble & Bass Ace Hotel Wednesday, February 3 Better Than: Any sock hop your school threw when you were a child. Hotel nightlife is something that we're immensely intrigued with here at SOTC -- it's something that we aim to love but often approach wit ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. The last time we checked in with Brooklyn's cheery, shambolic, noise-fucked surfcore kiwi-punks Coasting they were new, they were nervous, and they were recording their songs on a laptop plopped on ... More >>
She couldn't get into the Drake show either. Pics by Kiernan, more below.Best Coast/Male Bonding/Small Black Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, September 29 Better Than: Going to a show in California. Just before Small Black took the stage at the sold-out Bowery Ballroom tonight, Best Coast's Betha ... More >>
Dont worry, the real Best Coast is still East
Serving 19 years to life. Da doo ron ron.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward offer more sweet optimism—and why not?
Loss on top of loss: Ellie Greenwich, the pioneering female songwriter who wrote some of the most flat out brilliant songs of the 1960s, including "Be My Baby," "And Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep, Mountain High," and "Leader of the Pack," died this morning at the age of 68. Bro ... More >>
While California sun-suckers like Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, and No Age have that whole no-gazer big-hooks/gnarled-textures thing on lock, Brooklyn’s own Vivian Girls have them all beat as far as catchy melodies are concerned. Their upcoming debut full-length is a mutant cassette-quality howl that’ ... More >>
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Indie-film girl Zooey Deschanel and indie-rock guy M. Ward met while recording a duet of Richard and Linda Thompson's "When I Get to the Border" for the soundtrack to last year's The Go-Getter; now they've made an album together as She & Him and are supporting it on the road ... More >>
Gettin cozy with Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward
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Who knew the Mets announcer could tell bebop from bunting?
Amy channels Ronnie Spector's high hair and Cleopatra eyes
Wide-eyed pop tunes with worn-out cassette production
Khmer joints buzz hard-to-reach airwaves, stumble through language barriers
Nü Romantiques from Nü York resuscitate fading sounds of life by goosing grooves slow