Wilco w/Nick Lowe
Central Park SummerStage
Friday, September 23
Better than: Standing in one place for two hours in the rain in Central Park without Wilco.
The dudes from NYCTaper peer up at the steady falling rain and the umbrella perched over their microphones, worried that the drops' patter ... More >>
Already renowned as arranger to the stars and New York's go-to violinist, Jenny Scheinman is building a new reputation as a formidable bandleader as well; her emotive scrapes and dramatic whines now dance around the propulsive jazz-rock of a newish quartet. The bandbassi ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman details the disaster that is CityTime, a project of the Bloomberg administration meant to automate the city's payroll system. Last month, one CityTime consultant, Spherion, was indicted for defrauding the city of $80 million. Over the last 12 years, CityT ... More >>
photo by Harry Shuldman
Wilco/Yo La Tengo
13 July 2009
Things Wilco are not (the American Radiohead; uncute). Things Wilco are (strummable; a great band to sing along to on a breezy eve on Coney Island, where they played last night in centerfield of KeySpan Park). Steeple ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we remember Michael Jackson: Greg Tate on the man and his legacy, rapper Jean Grae on what Jackson meant to musicians everywhere, and Jessica Hopper, reporting live from Gary, Indiana the night Jackson died.
Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla describes the daffy sci-fi audacity ... More >>
In the event you're hoping for a love connection at Harlem megastar Cam'ron's show tonight, know that the guy's idea of foreplay is "Get in the car, and don't touch nothin'/Either we lovin' or I'll see you tomorrow." He's at B.B. King's.
Marc Ribot is best known for the shambling licks he contrib ... More >>
--After proving they-still-got-it at Bonnaroo less than two weeks ago, the Beastie Boys announced details about their new disc, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. The album is due September 15, and its seventeen tracks include the Nas collaboration "Too Many Rappers" (which they performed together at the f ... More >>
The terrible news that singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer/former Wilco cohort Jay Bennett died in his sleep at age 45 over the weekend will both draw attention to his most recent solo album, Whatever Happened I Apologize (still officially available as a free download here) and make tha ... More >>
I have tremendous sympathy for bands whose new records leak months prior to their release dates, perhaps borne of a vivid, unpleasant memory of a 2006 Shins CMJ gig wherein all the stage banter was them moaning, in an unconvincingly jocular manner, about the recent inadvertent Internet unveiling of ... More >>