Music

While waiting in line for the brain surgeons at the Highline Ballroom in NYC last night to figure out the guest list for the Pretenders show, a guy in front of me turned and said 'Well, maybe you can get into Madison Square Garden instead?' I asked him 'For what? He replied 'Madonna's there tonight, Isn't that ironic?' I didn't get the irony. Anyway, as he was watching all the color drain from my face I said 'No thank you. Madonna's never...

Just like the energizer bunny, the B's have been keepin' the party going since 1976!  NY show is with LCD Soundsystem and Hercules and Love Affair. Hear the magic for yourselves: Sep 25        Rama, ONT     Rama Casino                                        Sep 26        Rama, ONT      Rama Casino                                        Sep 27         Buffalo, NY      Albright Knox Gallery       Oct 17        Merrillville, IN    Star Plaza Theater                              Oct 18        Milwaukee, WI     Pabst Theater                                       Nov 1          New York, NY       Hammerstein Ballroom Nov 7          San Diego, CA       House of Blues                     Nov 8          Palm Desert, CA      McCallum Theater                              Nov 9           Thousand Oaks, CA   Civic Arts Plaza                  Nov 11        ...

I just peeped this interesting little tidbit on Pop Bitch : On MIA's 'Paper Planes,' the word 'weed' has been bleeped on western daytime radio. In Indonesia and Malaysia, when Katy Perry's song 'I Kissed A Girl' is played, the word 'girl' is bleeped. Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate...

The Ettes play NYC tonight!!! Garage punk band and BUST friends, The Ettes , will be playing the Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight! They rock hard and get the dance floor shaking. This band gets more ferocious each time I see them, so don't miss out! Tonight's performance will also include the reuninon of The Friggs, (The Troggs + the Fugs + the Shaggs = THE FRIGGS)! Happening tonight, Tuesday Sept 16 at the Mercury Lounge ! ...

New Orleans has been dealt yet another blow this past week with Hurricane Gustav's visit to the Gulf Coast, but one of the best ways to help the city heal has always been contributing to its musicians. One of the most unique acts in the city, the New Orleans Bingo! Show, is visiting New York for three shows at Spiegelworld this week, and I can't think of a better setting to see this vaudeville/cabaret/carnival/lounge/performance art act. If you love old jazz, burlesque, theater, and of course,...

If you are looking for a good time in NYC on Thursday night (Sept. 4), search no further than the Cordero record release party at Joe's Pub. Come celebrate the kick off of their tour in support of their new release, De Donde Eres (Bloodshot Records). Lead singer Ani Cordero promises to woo you with the bands indie-rock latin songs, infectious fun will definitely be had by all. Additional dates here. ...

  My band 3Pac$ is playing tonight at Bodega. Which is one of my new fav spots to cut a rug for various reasons, one being it is around the corner from my house. If you are in New York and you like to shake your ass you should totally hit this up. Check the pictures from the first Nasty Jam. Shit gets crazy, limbo on the dance floor crazy. We are playing with frequent BUST DJ, the booty bass master DJ Dirty Finger. THE NASTY JAM...

    In case you missed Morningwood rock out at the BUST party the other night, here is their hilarious new video for Sugarbaby. Not sure why I'm so disturbed by seeing the guy and the puppet together, it's kinda creepy. I do love their songs. ...

Banging on some drums is just what happened at this year's 88 BoaDrum, which was last Friday (8/8/08) and featured  88 dummers playing an 88-minute-long song!  Whew!    This jam happened last year in Brooklyn (on 7/7/07) and was  led by Japanese noise rockers the Boredoms (thus, the name  Boadrums?).  This year, the Boredoms handed off maestro duty  to Brooklyn art-rock gurus, Gang Gang Dance.   People  gathered at the majestic Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn early, to listen to DJs spin and to drink free Bud...

Palm Pictures just announced they will be releasing "Patti Smith: Dream of Life," a documentary about the ever awesome performer by first time film maker, Steven Sebring in September. The film is narrated by Smith herself through her spoken word, lyrics, and performances. Joining Smith in the film's performances are Phillip Glass and Sam Sheppard - who himself has been recently performing a number of NYC shows...most of them free - FYI sidenote. If you live in New York and/or are just a hardcore Patti fan,...
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