Tom Carter Benefit: Chelsea Light Moving, Steve Gunn, White Out
Wednesday, September 12
Better than: Wishing this week's Sonic Youth communiqué was a tour announcement.
It's been almost a year since Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore called it quits. The split, of course, has stalled Sonic Yo ... More >>
Thurston Moore/John Zorn Duo
St. Mark's Church
Friday, May 4
Better than: Bumming about MCA alone.
Free improvisation always has religious overtonesthe major free-jazzers of the '60s acknowledged this with album titles like Ascension and Spiritual Unityso there is hardly a better spa ... More >>
Sonic Youth w/Wild Flag, Kurt Vile
Friday, August 12
Better than: Listening to a playlist of the set on Spotify.
Just before Sonic Youth played "Starfield Road," from 1994's Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, at Friday night's Williamsburg Waterfront gig, singer-guit ... More >>
L Magazine's repeatedly endorsed these lo-fi monsters, having them play more than anyone else at last month's Northside Festival, getting the official Conklin must-see nod, and doling out an Honorable Mention in their annual 8 NYC Bands You Need To Hear series. And with good reason. The foursome's ... More >>
OK, we take it all back--this is cutest, most awesome free improv set ever. Just look at the tiny children tottering around, pressing buttons, turning knobs, and manhandling guitars! Some of them can't even properly stand up yet! The looming spectre of aging yuppie bad-parent hipsterism passed ove ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
Leslie "The Opportunity" Feist
This isn't the dumbest way we've ever spent an hour in the workplace, but it's certainly up there. The most idiotically laughable meme of the past few days goes to Jerzify Yourself, the inevitable Jersey Shore personal-transformation site in the glute vein of such pop ... More >>
Last September's Between My Head and the Sky was Yoko Ono's first record as Plastic Ono Band since 1973's Feeling the Space. John Lennon produced the first; his son Sean handled the second, and now comes word that the Plastic Ono Band will once again perform as well. So far, it's just two dat ... More >>
--Oops. Not much came of Method Man allegedly shooting a fan in the face with an air gun, or a friend in the leg with a BB, but evading those $32,799 in income taxes over three years landed the Staten Island rapper at the 120 Police Precinct stationhouse this morning. "Taxes are the burden th ... More >>
Pretty much every human on planet Earth would look as punk as Thurston Moore does when sandwiched between Gossip Girl's two crispiest male leads. But he still looks punk as fuck. This by way of Sonic Youth's appearance on the episode airing on October 12--Moore's second cameo on the show, if ... More >>
--The rapidly decaying corpse of Aerosmith called the whole thing off today, canceling the rest of the band's AeroForceOne summer tour. Frontman Steven Tyler danced his way right off the stage at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD last week, shattering his shoulder and amusing the entire inter ... More >>
The news that obliterated the week that was: MJ. Our remembrance here, plus the complete Michael Jackson Voice archives, as written by the dream team of Robert Christgau, Chuck Eddy, Greg Tate, Vince Aletti, Stanley Crouch, Guy Trebay, Nelson George, Elvis Mitchell, Simon Frith, and Scott Poulson-Br ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley.
Psychic Ills will not rouse a large enough massive to encourage a large scale war of words, but there's a small, pitched battle drawn between those who are underwhelmed by their slow-boiling new collection on ... More >>