Spoonbill & Sugartown
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Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
The collector-scum world can get disturbingly insular, curtains-drawn creepy, and far removed from, you know, fun. Which is why Jeremy Thompson's label Sing Sing Records and his brand-new book, Wired UP! Glam, Proto Punk and Bubblegum European Picture Sleeves 1970 - 1976, are a welcome blast of Pop ... More >>
Thurston Moore himself called Galaxie 500's pioneering debut record, Today, "the guitar record of 1988." Considering 1988 marked the release of Sonic Youth's landmark Daydream Nation and Dinosaur Jr's pedal-stomping sludgefest Bug, that bold proclamation by Moore was indeed a revelation. But it was ... More >>
This week in the Voice I spoke to the surviving members of the New York proto-punk outfit Jack Rubyas well as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks/8-Eyed Spy no wave icon Lydia Lunchand we sifted through the drug and alcohol haze of 1970s and '80s New York City to find a few killer memories.
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Anthony DixonChicago's Unicycle Loves You is unabashedly a noise-pop band, but not in the (mo-fi) sense that Sisters, Japanther, Railcars, or early No Age jams are noise-pop. Rather, singer/guitarist Jim Carroll, singer/bassist Nicole Vitale, and drummer J.T. Baker author lo-fi indie-pop bang ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneWelcome back.
The third All Tomorrow's Parties New York begins tonight. Jim Jarmusch is the curator. Christopher R. Weingarten is your official historian. Shellac are your house band. Barry Hogan is your host. And if you enjoy life, you should go. There's still time.
We're gonna explain who this mischievous dude is in a second. His name is Ben Rayner. Photo via Vice.Some backstory here: At last year's ATP New York, VBS.TV's Ian Svenonius goaded Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon to uncharacteristically attack their labelmates and fellow punk rock ... More >>
Totally feeling the glam Jemina Pearl. Also the surly waitress Jemina Pearl, the lovestruck collagist Jemina Pearl, the backbooth brawler Jemina Pearl, and the kitchen saboteur Jemina Pearl. That's Thurston Moore there behind the counter, looking a lot like an exhausted old woman, and one doesn't ... More >>
So what's it like being a girl in a band, Kim Gordon? Well, as we see from Sonic Youth's Tom Surgal-directed "Sacred Trickster" video, it's about trying on cocktail dresses, putting on wigs, and setting off paint ball bombs at a rooftop cocktail party with a mime waiter. Duh! "Sacred Trickster" is ... More >>
Original Stooge Ron Asheton has been found dead in his apartment. Along with his work with the Stooges, Asheton played with various late-20th Century superstars including Mark Arm and Thurston Moore and (in memorable dates at Wetlands some years back) J. Mascis and Mike Watt. He rocked exceptionally ... More >>