Tom Van Buskirk, the thoughtful Los Angeles-based half of polyglot pan-tropical duo Javelin, has some mixed feelings about social media. "When I follow someone on Twitter and all I get is a barrage of RT's or straight-up PR shit, it kind of offends me, and they never know. It's just funny that we pu ... More >>
Eight years in, Mountains albums arrive with certain expectations attached. There will be gently melancholy expanses of sound. There will be lapping-wave dissolves and cross fades caulked with spectral drone. There will be reed-rustling whispers and dry-heaving synthesizers. There will be the illusi ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, which you'll find in beat up, plastic red boxes across the city right. fucking. now.:
>> I use words like "raw, sexy, scary, fuzzy, fun, fucked up" to describe Brooklyn's Hunters for this week's cover story. The quick highlights: champagne bottle to the face, blood, p ... More >>
Xeno and Oaklander, Guardian Alien, Black Jeans, Uumans
You Are Here at Secret Project Robot
Friday, July 27
Better than: A shvitz.
There are probably better times than mid-summer to build a massive maze installation in an un-airconditioned DIY venue. Nothing disproves this theory on a throbbingl ... More >>
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual ... More >>
In this week's print edition of the Village Voice, Jesse Jarnow profiled former Ponytail guitarist and recent New York transplant Dustin Wong. The improv-based composer talked about the making of his new album, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads noting that "I'll start with shapes within the f ... More >>
Infinite Loop Opening Reception, with music by Man Forever and People of the North
Secret Project Robot
Saturday, January 14
Better than: Any venue without free pinball.
Infinite Loop, the month-long art show by Val Britton and John Colpitts that opened at Secret Project Robot's new location in ... More >>
Baltimore's Lexie Macchi isn't so much a relentlessly inquisitive sound-shifter as she is a Renaissance Everywoman dynamo. There is, seemingly, nothing she can't do or hasn't done. The Crazy Dreams Band, which she fronted, exploded Gang Gang Dance's polygenre supernovae into something capable of set ... More >>
courtesy Thrill Jockey
Double Dagger is a Baltimore trio who've been antagonizing audiences with their fourth-wall-dropping post-hardcore squalls for more than nine years. Last month, they announced they were calling it quits--rather than fade away with a whimper, the Wham City vets decided to tour ... More >>
The last time we talked to White Hills, they were fresh off releasing one of our fave local releases of 2010, a self-titled slab we called "a schizophrenic trip through Acid Mothers Temple riff bludgeon, Boris chug, shaggy pseudo-grunge, and tender bursts of formless noise." With follow-up Hp-1 (Th ... More >>
"I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture," said early American-adopter and purveyor of Japan's Harajuku girl style, Gwen Stefani. "The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anythin ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. This is a compilation of 2010's best local music, lovingly curated by YIMBY columnist Christopher R. Weingarten. See last year's tape here.
R.I.P. Chris Weingarten's old blue trucker hat. Photo by Rebecca ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Stoned-to-the-bone riff-dozers White Hills may not have a Black Mountain-sized following, but it seems every one of their fans is a vinylholic, rendering everything they release out-of-print within ... More >>
Teeth Mountain on Judge Judy, for old time's sake.
So, Teeth Mountain, the band that appeared on Judge Judy to settle a case of smashed TV's and the untimely (alleged) death of Trips the Cat, is headlining Silent Barn tonight. Ironically, despite the group's self-destructive tendencies, their mus ... More >>