"It's kind of a blast that comes out of nowhere," is how Jeff Conaway, drums- pulverizing overlord for New York City's brutally loud instro-mental skuzz beasts the Psychic Paramount describes the chaotic scene when the trio erupts into ear-bleeding crusher "Intro/Sp" live in concert. But being rip-f ... More >>
The music portion of the Northside Festivalthe North Brooklyn celebration of music, art, film, and (in a nod to Brooklyn's many small businesses) entrepreneurshipwill take place at various venues throughout Kings County from June 14 to 17. Participating venues include the usual Brookly ... More >>
Springy electric-socket hair, dark droopy eyesKieran Hebden looks like a man who has spent untold time tinkering in front of a glowing computer screen late into the night. The depth of his production work as Four Tet, however, belies the physical man-hours necessary for such precision. ... More >>
Last night's Grammy nominations show was full of pomp, eyeliner, and people on Twitter becoming very confused. Here's the complete list of nominees; below, 20 questions that we're still wrestling with some 14 hours after the broadcast signed off.
1. "Super Bass": Robbed or totally robbed?
2. Now t ... More >>
Tinariwen w/Sophie Hunger
Saturday, November 19
Better than: Contemplating Gaddafi's other legacies.
When Tinariwen leader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib comes out after a few songs sung by bandmate Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, he shatters any notions of an international cool barrier. Maybe it's ... More >>
K. Leander Williams/tru2blu.pix Kiran Ahluwalia
Wednesday, November 9
Better than: Wondering what Bollywood and Hollywood really have in common.
"I'm not sure, but I think the band that played here last night might have spilled beer or something," pondered singer Kiran Ahluwalia, half- ... More >>
If you like your ladies in out-of-this world glittering bodysuits, check out Leslie, a/k/a Mother Gem (the name hints at her collection of shiny jumpsuit splendor, as seen above), and her band the Ly's at Mercury Lounge, where the synth-pop band will induce a keytar frenzy. At the Bell House ... More >>
Fool's Gold, rocking the West SideArguably more significant than Valentine's Day, the third-annual Dre Day will commence at the Music Hall of Williamsburg: Let us gather, celebrate the life and times of Mr. Andre Young, and pray Detox into existence. Instead of mourning your inability to snea ... More >>
Do not attempt to reach Jonathan Richman around breakfast time. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla surrenders again to Jonathan Richman, Aidan Levy profiles New York's hardest working experimental musician, John Zorn, and Rachel Devitt takes on the delicacies ... More >>
You know, we actually have other shots of Chris, he just won't let us use them. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.As a guy who plausibly could claim he listened to more music than anyone in the last year short of Robert Christgau, 1000TimesYes's Christopher R. Weingarten seemed like the ideal guy to as ... More >>