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Karen O’s solo debut was stolen from her. Though Crush Songs, out today on Cult Records, is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer’s first official solo album, fans have most likely already heard KO at Home, the 14 home-recorded songs that were posted on the Internet in 2006. Originally a private gift for TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, KO at Home was leaked when someone found the CD in Sitek’s apartment after he’d moved out. In that context, it’s not surprising that the roll-out of Crush...
  The BUST Craftacular has a long and craftiful history, almost a decade worth of amazing vendors and handmade goods of which dreams are made. It's true. If you've been to a Craftacular, then you know. If you haven't, you really ought to come on out to Queens on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 20 & 21, because we'll be bringing that goodness back in the form of BUST Craftacular @ World Make Faire. We got to chat cats, messes, advice, and doing what you love with one...
If you’re looking for a fall retreat upstate this weekend, look no further than Basilica SoundScape (Sept. 12 to 14), a carefully curated weekend of art and music in Hudson, NY, in the stunning industrial venue Basilica Hudson. Helmed by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and her partner, filmmaker Tony Stone, in conjunction with Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy and Brian De Ran of Leg Up, the event promises to be stronger than ever in its third year. Highlights include performances from SWANS, Deafheaven, and Julia Holter,...
Singer and actress Jill Scott was also hacked, a piece of information I did not learn from television news.  It is a personal, overwhelming issue of mine that every gym I have ever been to insists on running Fox News in equal proportion to other news channels, signaling that for every minute of plane crash or protest coverage we take in from CNN, we must be equally as exposed to racist, sexist, nationalistic, or otherwise deeply offensive current event analysis from the pundits at Fox.  Perhaps it is my schedule,...
Originally affecting change through their radical music performances while donning colorful ski masks, Pussy Riot’s next move to reform Russia is perhaps even bolder. Two of the original three members, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, are launching an independent news outlet, MediaZona. The focus of the project is to keep Russian citizens informed about the conditions of Russian prisons and courts, an issue these fearless females know all too well from serving time inside the system themselves. All of the content is in Russian.  Tolokonnikova and Alekhina...