Julian Casablancas and Jack White Reunite in Mexico City

Judging by the amount of email and DMs I’ve received, it seems important for me to post about the fact that Julian Casablancas joined Jack White and the Raconteurs onstage in Mexico City last night (November 18). The played “The Modern Age”. Julian still grabs at his lapels. Watch the video and get all the …

Purity Ring & Young Magic @ Webster Hall: January 11, 2013

I was very happy to have Purity Ring be my first concert of 2013 at their first stop on this leg of their American tour, at the NYC show at Webster Hall. A lot has changed for the duo since the first time I saw them in 2011 at CMJ: At the start of 2012 …

Paul Banks Documentary: You Had Me at “Paul Banks”

Play it on mute, play it with sound, any way you slice it, Interpol front-man Paul Banks is dreamy. Here he is letting Noisey get the “behind-the-scenes” look into the making of his newest solo album, Banks (!!!!!) You may remember Banks’s former solo project, Julian Plenti, which was laid to rest earlier this year …

VIDEO: Some British Dude Ruins “Last Nite” on X Factor UK

Hold me, I’m scared. Up until now I’ve been spared witnessing The Strokes being sung on one of those reality shows because most regular 18 year old Americans have no idea who the Strokes are other than “that band that the Killers really liked.” But unfortunately in Britain, it’s a different story, and last week …

Nikolai Fraiture Performs with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL

What’s that? Oh it’s Nikolai Fraiture performing “The Last Time” with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire on SNL, that’s all: I will be playing bass with @MickJagger and @arcadefire tmrw on @nbcsnl! Tune in if you can!! — Nikolai Fraiture (@N_Fraiture) May 18, 2012 Here he is:

CMJ 2011: Day 2 – 10/19/11 – Stop the Virgens and Twin Sister

Day two of CMJ turned out to be a free form day. A few weeks ago my friend Kathryn got us tickets to the new Karen O psycho rock opera at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Stop the Virgens, with me totally not realizing it was smack dab in the middle of CMJ. Whoopsies! After the show, …

Summertime Fun So Far: Seaport Concerts, Al Fresco Dining, and Sing-a-Longs

Gosh, the summer is just flying by! Here are a couple of things that have put a smile on my face so far: The Radio Dept. and Asobi Seksu @ River to River, South Street Seaport – July 15, 2011 A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of re-living the mid-2000s with a performance …

New Strokes Video: “Taken for a Fool”

Just the thing to brighten up this dreary Friday in NYC — a brand new Strokes video! The music vid is for my favorite song off of Angles, “Taken for a Fool.” The only way I can think of to describe the video is to call it a Strokes merry-go-round. I never want this ride …