Better Than: Known Mortal Orchestra and Oxygen.
Last night Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen played to a sold out Bowery Ballroom. Though UMO was given top billing, it really could have been a shared bill -- both are Jagjaguwar artists touring behind well received second albums that followed w ... More >>
The Great GoogaMooga
Sunday, May 20
Better than: Eating anything in my fridge.
Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>
Every year, ambitious young bands find new waysfascinating, puerile, ingeniousto play the Internet, and in 2011, one of the most captivating, effective ways to do so involved near-silence. A cluster of breakthrough bands, WU LYF and Unknown Mortal Orchestra among them, caused a huge pu ... More >>
Today is Thanksgiving here in the States, and in addition to getting irritated by Nickelback's existence, lots of Americans will probably celebrate by eating pie. The word "pie" is a bit more prevalent in the lyrics of non-"Weird Al" Yankovic-crafted popular music than one might a dessert to be, but ... More >>
Toro Y Moi w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ava Luna
Wednesday, September 14
Better than: Getting my phone stolen on the way to the show.
In the age of the wireless router, traces of our recent cultural past ('80s pop videos, '90s Reading Rainbow episodes, Aughts Geocities pages, and so ... More >>
Surfer Blood, who once upon a time was "just some band."
Last month the CMJ Music Marathoncoming to the city's music venues from October 18 through 22announced the first batch of artists that would be playing next month's industry confab; that list included (among others) Neon ... More >>
Yes, the downer&b outfit The Weeknd pulled out of this Thursday's Full Frontal Vice party (and subsequently sulked about it because being popular is hard, you guys), but that doesn't mean the festivities have been called offin fact, it's still on Skylight One Hanson's calendar, and now ... More >>
Just yesterday, we informed you that Toronto PBR&B kingpin The Weeknd would be making its United States debut at Vice's Upfront Extravaganza. Alas, he's no longer on the bill, although the event will still go down at Skylight One Hanson next week and feature, among others, Tanlines, Unknown Mortal ... More >>
Details are sketchy on how exactly to get in, but yes, the Toronto-based downer R&B outfit known as The Weeknd will make its US live debut on September 15that's a week from tonightat Skylight One Hanson, the schmancy Downtown Brooklyn venue that earlier this year hosted a super-exclus ... More >>
The Antlers w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Liberty Room of The Ace Hotel
Friday, August 5
Better than: Perusing the photo galleries the Monday after.
The Antlers' Friday-night gig at the Ace Hotel had all the makings of one of those exclusive New York City shows that you hear about after the fa ... More >>