The Sisters of Mercy played their first NYC show in 15 years @ Kings Theatre (pics, review, setlist)
Friday night at Kings was part concert, part goth fashion parade.
Tour news: Karol G, Joji, Everything is Terrible!, Jake Shears, Pokey LaFarge, more
Plus: Billy Joel, Diggable Planets, Hiss Golden Messenger, John Waters, BigXthaPlug / Big Yayo, Blake Mills, Speedy Ortiz, Chat Pile, Steve Ignorant (Crass), and more tour and festival news.
Protomartyr’s Greg Ahee tells us about the inspirations behind new LP ‘Formal Growth in the Desert’
Greg tells us about how pedal steel helped shape the sound of the album, listening to Ennio Morricone in a dog park, and more.
Baxter Dury tells us about the influences behind new LP ‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’
Baxter tells us how Kendrick Lamar, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Whodini, Blossom Dearie and more inspired his new LP 'I Thought I Was Better Than You'
Indie Basement (6/2): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
This week in the Basement: Protomartyr, Baxter Dury, Noel Gallagher, Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), RVG, Beach Fossils, Juan Wauters, Lanterns on the Lake and more.
NERO//FLESH prep debut LP: watch the “Sayings in Slow Motion” video
NERO//FLESH, the new dreampop duo of singer Lucy Nero and Richard Flesh (aka Richard Penzone of Head Automatica, Color Film, and Men Women & Children), will release their debut album on June 2.
Watch Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan throw out the first pitch at today’s Mets / Phillies game
Meanwhile, Yo La Tengo‘s tour starts next week
Tenacious D have covered Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” (watch the video)
In an ode to Herb Ritts' video for Chris Isaak's original video, Jack Black and Kyle Gass scamper on the beach in their very Tenacious D version of the song.
Billy Joel is movin’ out (of Madison Square Garden)
Billy Joel‘s 10-year monthly MSG run will end with his 150th show at the NYC arena in July 2024.
Indie Basement: Best Songs & Albums of May 2023
Featuring Blur, Sparks, bar italia, Mandy Indiana, Alison Goldfrapp, Girl Ray, King Hannah, Pip Blom, MEMORIALS, Sweeping Promises, Cut Worms, and more of May's best stuff, plus a 55-song playlist