The news that Alan Rickman will be portraying Hilly Kristal in a new CBGB biopic half excited us, then half scared us yesterday. He'll be good, but Lordy, who is going to play Debbie Harry? And The Ramones? Those are big shoes to fill... So we comforted ourselves with this -- a list of our top 10 fa ... More >>
Peter Hook and the Light at Mezzanine on Saturday
Peter Hook and The Light performing Closer
September 17, 2011
Better than: Sitting at home listening to old records by yourself
"That was fucking intense" Peter Hook said, right at the beginning of the encore. He wasn't kidding.
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Desperate Bicycles, a '70s punk act largely known for its boastful autonomy when it came to releasing music, isn't a group I typically turn to when in need of clarity and counsel. I mean, these are guys that wrote songs titled "I Am Nine" and "A Can of Lemonade." Profundity is really not the ... More >>
Mister Loveless at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday.
Saturday, July 24
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Getting your ass kicked around in any other setting.
It's quite possible that every Mister Loveless review written has contained the same two words: "Joy Division." It's a ... More >>
Not ready for the big screen yet?After having a spat over legal rights with Afeni Shakur, Tupac Shakur's mom, Morgan Creek Productions has received her blessing to make a biopic about the slain N.Y./D.C./Bay Area rapper. And considering the exciting/troubled/contradictory life story of Tupac, the ... More >>
Ian CurtisDad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations that he's raising five insufferable hipster children can be sent to ... More >>
Peter Hook at Mezzanine Friday. Pics by Kirsty.Peter Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures
December 10, 2010
Better than: You'd expect a nostalgia-themed show to be.
There aren't many live performers that can make even the most cynical, jaded reporter a bit misty eyed. But th ... More >>
Craft Spells plays Milk Bar on November 11'th
Between widely accessible studio programs and the Internet, the bedroom is becoming a semi-pro recording studio and distribution center. If you haven't noticed the positive effect this has had on prodigy songwriters yet, turn your ears to Craft Spell ... More >>
Little Melanie has learned some big lessons about DJing in her years behind the decks. Like never go topless in the kiddie pool when fools are within camera range. And it's ok to slap tanked tourists if they leave bite marks on your record collection. This Mission mainstay has had her share of st ... More >>
Cold Cave @ Bottom of the Hill
Ever since Ian Curtis shuffled off this mortal coil (4AD pun intended), gobs of acts have attempted to recreate his chilly post-punk aesthetic. The latest contenders, Cold Cave, go Curtis one further, aping the style of both Joy Division and that seminal band's suc ... More >>