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 >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week. Keep up with all the action here.
Both these acts scored upset victories in the first round of the Uptown bracket, with pioneering rock'n'roll songwriters Leiber & Stoller trouncing the sixth-seeded ... More >>
A good while back, I was envisioning a Grammy-night dogfight between what, at that point, were my two favorite albums of 2011: Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. (Both ended up on my Pazz & Jop ballot.)I mentioned this to Maura and she said, "No. Adele." Up went my v ... More >>
Stephanie BergerGlenn Branca
Bang On A Can Marathon: Philip Glass, Sun Ra Arkestra, Glenn Branca, Asphalt Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, BOAC All-Stars, JACK Quartet (and many more)
Winter Garden, World Financial Center
Sunday, June 19
Better than: Any 13-hour stretch of the Northside Festival. ... More >>
Today is the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. His senseless murder on December 8th, 1980 was hard to sort out at the time--"the anonymous eating the famous like a cannibal feasting on testicles," as Robert Christgau wrote in these pages--and not much easier to parse now. In memory of ... More >>
"For me, the idea is to use the movie to highlight some issues that resonate with today's culture of cut-and-paste, collaged-out-the-ass, wildly fragmented post-YouTube nation."
Spooky, performing Rebirth of a Nation in San Francisco
Paul Miller, a/k/a DJ Spooky, takes a lot of flack (sometimes fr ... More >>
The Voice mourns the loss of Richard Leck, a longtime East Village habitue who passed away of heart disease on Dec. 19.
Leck, 75, was one of that disappearing class of people who make the neighborhood more colorful and more interesting than the yuppie scum who invade this sacred ground and drive ... More >>