Daft Punk Fake-Out
Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>
When Arthur Ashin performs as Autre Ne Veut, he becomes a self-professed "freak," and not necessarily in the sexy way. Clutching a microphone for dear life with just a few people manning beats and background vocals behind him, he scrunches up his face and bawls like a newborn id into the personal sp ... More >>
Brooklyn's econo-electronics-mishmashing, art-rocking noisemakers Parts & Labor are calling it a day and throwing a farewell jamz bash to ring in the band's indefinite hiatus on Friday at 285 Kent. Conceived in the early aughts by electronic gnaw artists and dueling vocalists Dan Friel and (bassist) ... More >>
Sound Of The City associate Ryan Dombal has an interview with former (sigh) LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy over at Pitchfork. It's a good read, filled with all kinds of intriguing hints for what we can expect from the multi-hyphenated Murphy in the future.
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 >>
Brian Chase (l) and Alan Licht (r) perform at Kenny's Castaways on June 23.
Second Annual Undead Jazzfest
Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Bell House, Littlefield, CrossFit Gym, Homage Skateboard Training Facility
Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25
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On Tuesday, we wondered exactly what Jay-Z's "Life Times" would bring to the table. Today we got the answer: Santigold released her new track, "GO", on the site. The song, a collaboration with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, is a synth-y romp featuring a driving drum beat that begs to be pu ... More >>
Great song, at leastWelcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: myself, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. Let us acknowledge at the onset that we are ripping this off fr ... More >>
Sam Ronson pals and theatrically high energy L.A. dudes AWOLNATION will be in town next week, playing Santos Party House on November 30th alongside guest DJs Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes. The good news is the show is open bar. The bad news is that it's "se ... More >>
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Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass play homemade Frankenstein instruments that make beautiful and wild sproinging sounds--Arone Dyer's "buke" is a modified baritone ukelele; Aron Sanchez's "gass" is a mutant ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]We've moved your daily New York headlines, GO HERE FOR TODAY'S ESSENTIAL STORIES.The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:Letters: Afghan War La Dolce Musto: Jim Carrey Pounds a Muscle Bear on All Fours! Tom Robbins: Vanguard of the Sena ... More >>