If you haven't heard of If You Make It, your next favorite band is just a few clicks away.  For lovers of independent music and film, this catalog of do-it-yourself culture is a treasure trove of free yet priceless media. In just a few short years, If You Make It has become a full-fledged archive of live performances and short films.  Add to that a forum, free album downloads, and a show calendar and you have a state-of-the-art site with a DIY spirit.  ... Read More

Fever Ray. I'm obsessed.

BY Laurie in Music

It's not that often that I get THIS excited about a musician, but I am loco for this girl Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of the Swedish brother/sister duo The Knife. Her solo record, Fever Ray (Mute) is a beautiful, haunting collection of songs that I am digging in a major way. (Look for more of this amazing artist in ... Read More
I previously wrote about Sundance sensation Precious a few months ago, and now it's been announced that it's going to play at zee most fantastique festival ever, Cannes. In fact, it's not just playing at Cannes — after all, even Jerry Seinfeld in a bee suit can get press on La Croisette — but it's the only movie from the U.S. competing for the prestigious "Un Certain Regard" award. Check out the official line-up at Variety, or read more at the ... Read More

Lessons Learned

BY Susan in Music

My good friends Taylor Cohen and Otto Arsenault made this awesome new music video for Matt and Kim! Check it ... Read More
Who ever said New Yorkers were rude or unhelpful? In what might be the cutest art/social experiment conducted in the history of art/social experiments ever, NYU art student Kacie Kinzer made a smiling cardboard robot that could only move in one direction and let it loose in Manhattan to see who would help it out. There's a video of the experiment at Gizmodo. She placed the little dude (called a Tweenbot) in one corner of Washington Square Park with a flag ... Read More
Don't forget, listening parties for Peaches' I Feel Cream kick off TONIGHT in NYC! Get all the info for tonight and next week's (April 30th) listening party in Chicago, ... Read More
If you're in New York, looking for something to do after you check out the Peaches listening jam we're sponosring, check out Heeb Magazine's Music Issue Release party. Brooklyn babes, Suckers , (pictured) team up with Heeb to celebrate the release of their rad new EP, and are joined by dancetastic duo, Tanlines, and a DJ set by Chris Keating of Yeasayer. Colt 45 from 8-9. ... Read More

Movies on the Half Shell!

BY Web Intern in TV

Cowabunga! In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (let's all take a moment to feel really old) not only will the Empire State Building be lit green tonight but the Tribeca Film Fest will be showing the original TMNT movie from 1990. Aside from New York, the Turtles will be hitting the road and visiting Philly, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Vegas, LA and San Diego. They'll be making different kinds of ... Read More
Good news on the reproductive rights front - the FDA lowered the minimum age to buy OTC Plan B to 17. It was 18. One year may not seem like a big difference, but it would be to a 17-year-old who is panicking and wondering what she's going to do because she realized a condom broke or she had a moment of poor judgment and didn't use one. Now might be the time to keep on reminding people that Plan B is: -Not an abortion. It is not mifepristone (RU486) or even ... Read More
(image: vfa.us) Today is not only Earth Day, but also 'Celebrating Violence Against Women Act' day in D.C. Visit www.vfa.us for more info. ... Read More