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Steven Wilson on tour in support of new solo album (about Joyce Vincent, whose body went undiscovered for 2 years in her own apartment)

57 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

The Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson is touring in support of his new album "Hand Cannot Erase." The prog rocker is traveling west across the United States, hitting many cities along the way including New York City where he'll play...

The Who & Joan Jett played Barclays Center (videos, setlists); three more NYC-area shows to go

57 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

The Who @ Barclays Center - 5/26/15 (photo via Nikki Cummiskey) The Who have so many classic songs, that even if you think you are sick of them, they sound amazing when an arena full of people are singing them...

Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3)

(If you missed the previous two articles in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the corresponding links below) • Part 1, Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 2, Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour DAY 3 – Mid Afternoon After leaving … Read the rest

Joe Budden – I’ll Name This Podcast Later (Ep. 15)

Joe, Marisa, Rory, Peter & special guests Emanny & Eleven8 quickly recap Memorial Day weekend, which holidays warrant the most hoe activity, Joe’s kickball pitching form, and Homie Court is called to session! What are the charges? Who is guilty? What does “smooth & symmetrical” mean? Previously: Joe Budden – I’ll Name This Podcast Later […]

Five things about U2's massive first night at the Forum

The Irish mega-rock band U2 opened five nights at the Forum on Tuesday with a set that drew from throughout its 30-plus years as a band. The Times will have a full review of their heavy debut later in the morning, but until then, five quick observations.

Ariel Pink Finds Love in the Bathroom in "I Need a Minute" Video From Heaven Knows What

Heaven Knows What is a new film from directors Josh and Benny Safdie, based on Arielle Holmes' forthcoming memoir about heroin addiction,  Mad Love in New York City. It stars Holmes and Caleb Landry-Jones. Ariel Pink was originally considered for the role that eventually went to Landry-Jones. Show More Summary

The Weeknd Survives a Car Crash in "The Hills" Video

The Weeknd has released the video for new song "The Hills". The clip follows Abel Tesfaye as he ambles down an empty suburban street in the wake of a car crash, ultimately ending up at a creepy old mansion where he meets some mysterious women.  Tesfaye is currently working on his highly-anticipated Kiss Land follow-up.

Son Lux - You Don't Know Me

Sounds like: Adult Jazz, My Brightest Diamond, Braids Song: Son Lux - You Don't Know Me What's so good? Ahhhh, new Son Lux... like a breath of fresh air in a smoggy city of overused sampling techniques and consistent rhythm signatures. Son...Show More Summary

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - May 27th, 2015

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...

Bliss Nova – Nothing To Lose

Bliss Nova bring chillwave to the dance floor with the infectious "Nothing To Lose."

DJ Rashad gets posthumous EP 6613 via Hyperdub

On June 29, Hyperdub is releasing a new EP culling tracks from DJ Rashad’s vaults. Titled 6613, the EP comes just over a year after DJ Rashad’s untimely passing. It’s the first solo posthumous Rashad release since We On 1 and first Hyperdub release since 2013’s now-legendary Double Cup. Show More Summary

Sadness: Leading cellist falls to ovarian cancer

The widely-known and loved Tanya Prochazka has died at 62, after a nine-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Australian by birth, a grandaughter of the conductor Albert Coates, Tanya studied with Jacqueline du Pre and Janos Starker and played in various UK orchestras before settling in 1986 with her family in Edmonton, Canada, where she was professor […]

Boosie Badazz’s First-Ever New York Show Did Not Go Well

Before he went away to prison for five years, Baton Rouge rap hero Boosie Badazz was an absolute road dog, the type of artist who hits every club in every tiny Southern and Midwestern town that can afford to pay him. And since his released last year, he’s hit that circuit all over again. But […]

The Weeknd – “The Hills” Video

A bunch of new Weeknd tracks leaked yesterday that pointed towards a bigger, glossier sound for Abel Tesfaye, with songs produced by Max Martin and a decidedly Michael Jackson-inspired bend. “The Hills” — a song that he debuted at Coachella in April — is not from those sessions, and instead falls right in line with […]

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