Week in Review: THIS CAN’T BE GOOD!!


In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase “Eat a hot bowl of dicks” for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it’ll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, “Cop Killer,” and a piano?

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren.

Ted Leo told us about middle-class musician punk rock economics; the poet Michael Robbins unveiled the unlikely inspiration behind his newest New Yorker poem, “Lust For Life.” Twin Sister broke down the inspiration behind their lovely single “All Around and Away We Go.” And Michael Leonhart talked the genesis of his own crypto-jazz banger, “Scopolamine,” which we obligingly offered for download.

Did Alex Chilton die for lack of health insurance?

LCD Soundsystem returned to the Music Hall of Williamsburg in drunken triumph.
Did Alex Chilton Die For Lack of Health Insurance? Janelle Monaé did her confounding thing at the Highline Ballroom. Best Coast, meanwhile, got real emo at the Mercury Lounge, while Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace took over Roseland. Plus: Chatroulette karaoke and Major Lazer scantily clad antics!

Free advice from SOTC: don’t title your book this.

Plus how Justin Bieber is single-handedly saving the record industry right now, the sudden (and hopefully temporary) demise of the Market Hotel, the shocking new rent at the old Tonic, why M.I.A. thinks Lady Gaga is biting her style, virtuoso American Idol coverage, avant garde preschool with Thurston Moore, details on Björk’s Haiti DJ benefit and much more, below. Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our guide to the Weekend In Nightlife, starring Kid Sister, Mark Farina, and the Mutek Festival. We’re back on Monday.