Friday, July 20
Better than: Johan Santana's ankle.
In this hyperdistracted age, it would only seem logical that heading out to the ballpark has become an experience where any action happening on the field has competition from other forms of entertainmentfancier foods f ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2012, which consists of Donovan, the Beastie Boys, the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, the Small Faces and the Faces, blues guitarist Freddie King, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses, although not lead singer Axl Rose, wh ... More >>
As the baseball season nears, the announcements of the season's schedule of promotions steadily increases, and over the weekend the Mets announced that for their 50th anniversary they'd be throwing a three-show postgame concert series in 2012. The lineup: the hesher-pop outfit REO Speedwagon (June 1 ... More >>
Third Eye Blind. This afternoon at 12:30 or so, Zuccotti Park will host a concert starring activist/rocker Jackson Browne, the still-potent-to-the-kids Third Eye Blind, and the Los Angeles retro outfit Dawes. And this isn't one of those "omg Radiohead is on the way down there now" fake-outs, ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
The last time we checked in with Brooklyn's cheery, shambolic, noise-fucked surfcore kiwi-punks Coasting they were new, they were nervous, and they were recording their songs on a laptop plopped on ... More >>
The day before, at Yo La Tengo's show at Maxwell's.
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang
Wednesday, December 9
Better than: Any other band wearing both pajamas and black suits in the course of one night.
"Are you deceiving me?" went the first line of the tonight's six-piece opening ban ... More >>
CREDITMangum: last spotted at Elephant 6's Surprise Tour in 2008Mr. Mangum will just be playing "a very short acoustic set" on May 6, according to Pitchfork. But please don't start freaking out. "It's not the start of a comeback," his publicist tells P4K. Mangum's appearance is, rather, an altruisti ... More >>
Those unclear on what tour managers are for exactly might consider reading Interpol/Moldy Peaches/Yo La Tengo road wrangler David Scheid's testimonial to the New York Times about what he does all day, which basically consists of flying various places on planes. One particularly brutal itinera ... More >>
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
The latest on Chris Knox, the New Zealand songwriter and Flying Nun affiliate who suffered a debilitating stroke in June: He's at home, as he has been for some time. It seems he's making music again, as Tall Dwarfs, though he's not yet speaking--"He wanted me to do an edit of a song loop down ... More >>
Jacket Copy finds DeLillo's "Total Loss Weekend," an 1972 Sports Illustrated essay on a sports-gambling cousin, in the SI archives:
CJ is a gambler. He likes to bet on sporting events, almost any kind, and the dark crawling horror of Total Loss Weekend is never very distant. Misgivings and dread. ... More >>