It was 1955 the first time a 16-year-old Mavis Staples played the Apollo Theatre with her family, led by the late Roebuck "Pops" Staples, as part of Thurman Ruth's Gospel Caravan. "I remember it very well," says Staples, now 75 and calling from her lifelong home on Chicago's South Side. "It was good ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Catch the post–jam band experimentalists at this three-show stay
Since setting up shop in 2003 Chicago's Numero Group has reissued a steady stream of gems from the likes of Syl Johnson, Wilco, Codeine, Hüsker Dü, Unwound and a ton of others. The label's mission from the start was, according to their website, "to dig deep into the recesses of our record collecti ... More >>
Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
Better Than: Most three-day music festivals Six hours on the Hoboken Pier may not sound like the ideal Friday evening, but Ryan Bingham, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Dylan made the trip worthwhile for thousands of fans last night. Kicking off around 5 p.m., the Live Nation-backed Americanarama ... More >>
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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 >>
The soul icon/golden girl hooks up with Jeff Tweedy and charms the world anew
photo by Harry Shuldman Wilco/Yo La Tengo 13 July 2009 KeySpan Park Brooklyn, NY 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 >>
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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 >>
Rick Rubin approves.
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 >>
Indefatigable reporter of local music events Brooklyn Vegan says Wilco put on a "great, packed show" at the Pool in McCarren Park last night. But he had a few complaints. For one thing, says BV, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy "straight up dissed Brooklyn." Tweedy "said something like, 'What's wrong Br ... More >>
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