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Iggy Pop @ 2008 Baltimore Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
Iggy Pop

The NY Times is having "A Conversation with Iggy Pop" on June 24th.

The godfather of punk takes on the language of romance and gets "dangerously near jazz" on his new album, Préliminaires, inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq's 2005 novel "The Possibility of an Island." Hear the musician discuss his influences and his work. Interviewed by Ben Ratliff, New York Times jazz and pop music critic and author of "The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music."
Tickets are on sale.

Iggy's last NYC appearance was at this year's Road Recovery Benefit.

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Comments (21)

Will he wear a shirt to this event?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 10:29 AM

Iggy's just not looking as cool as he once was. Dude needs to put a shirt on, he's looking like a lizard. Shit ain't 1969, dawg.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 10:46 AM

^ 10:46. He'd still kick yo ass-

Posted by donn | May 29, 2009 11:09 AM

Yeah, he's totally gross looking.

Posted by michaelways | May 29, 2009 11:15 AM

Iggy's cool as fuck. people get old. they age. what's the big fucking deal.

i'd like to see a pic of 11:15 when he/she/it is 61! everybody would get a laf of what a old sack of shit you look like.


Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 11:35 AM

People who rag on Iggy don't even know how idiotic and foolish they sound.

and even if he IS gross looking, who the fuck cares.

you and your laptop could gig around the world for eighty years and you would never be even able to touch iggy's brilliance. i mean the guy is what, 60, and just put out a jazz album??!? that's ridiculously awesome.

he's got more power and energy at 60 than you have at 20. suck on that.

Posted by yoga | May 29, 2009 11:47 AM

The only thing that has become old about Iggy is the fact that he is sort of a generic version of his former self. Now when you see him it's always the same thing: long hair, no shirt, tight jeans. Sure, the guy seems to have never worn a shirt much, but if you look at photos of him through the 60's/70's/80's he had a variety of looks and seemed on the cutting edge of, well, something. Now it looks like he is just selling the classic version of what people expect of him and it gets a boring after a while. I still respect the hell out of the guy though and he can still bring it live.

Whatever happened to the Iggy Pop biopic?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 11:50 AM

"Now it looks like he is just selling the classic version of what people expect of him"

He just put out a neo-jazz, Francophilic album, dude. Not exactly what anyone expected from him.
And he does don a shirt on occasion now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 11:54 AM

MEHgy Pop.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 11:56 AM

"He just put out a neo-jazz, Francophilic album, dude. Not exactly what anyone expected from him."

Fair enough. I was just talking about the general impression I get off of him. I still respect the hell out of the guy, but I guess there's not point in engaging in a discourse about it here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 12:01 PM

"Iggy's just not looking as cool as he once was."

Neither are you, you pathetic faux-hipster desk jockey! Only a true a-hole would talk sh!t on Iggy Pop! The man is a LEGEND! He is old....WHO CARES?!?!?! Would you rather have him fully clothed and forgetten about, or rocking the F out like a 60 year old hyena?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 12:12 PM

"but I guess there's not point in engaging in a discourse about it here."

sad but true I suppose. shouldn't that be what comment sections are for? instead you get a bunch of anonymous hipsters ragging on Iggy for being one of "teh olds" ... sad.

Posted by yoga | May 29, 2009 12:30 PM

Good point about Iggy turning himself into an easily recognizable "brand", visually at least. But part of that might also be him just doing whatever is most comfortable for him... changing your image with every album gets old after a while, too.

But the other point is good too: with Avenue B, and now the new album, you can't say he's stuck in one musical mode.

At any rate, he's fucking iggy... best live performer in rock'n'roll history. He hasn't put out a really magnificent studio album in 30 years, but he gets lifetime passes for 5,000 lifetimes...

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 12:45 PM

It's a fun game. BV posts the least flattering pic of Iggy possible, then watch the fur fly. Like the rabble need to be roused around here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 1:38 PM

does anyone else besides me think that Iggy should get SUM41 as his backing band again?

Posted by skull ring | May 29, 2009 1:40 PM

Access code NYTSS will get you $10 off the tickets. now go, hipster dbags

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 2:27 PM

Iggy Pop is awesome & he also looks like a handbag.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | May 29, 2009 3:21 PM

homeboy needs to put his fucking shirt back on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 10:50 PM

don't call Iggy Pop "homeboy", and he looks amazing

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 10:55 PM

"don't call Iggy Pop "homeboy", and he looks amazing"


Bitch please. Sorry I don't like the taste of shriveled penises like you apparently do.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 2:14 AM

^ Pathetic.

Glad to see the hate.

You kiddies stay at home - it'll make the Stooges' shows with James Williamson that much more enjoyable.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 2:33 AM

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