Musicians and Celebs Help Crafts for a Cause Raises Money for Haiti

Binki Shapiro of Little Joy has gotten a TON of top-notch musicians, artists, and celebrities to contribute custom made artwork and items for her Crafts for a Cause auction. All proceeds will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice, a charitable organization started by filmmaker Paul Haggis. The online auction will begin on March …

The Von Bondies Lend Their Song to Corey Feldman’s New Movie

Yup yup, even though The Von Bondies seem to have slipped from my radar, it seems as though they are still a working band (sans some eye candy–original member, the flame-haired Marcie Bolen, left the band in 2006), having finished their third album, Love, Hate, and Then There’s You, which is currently without a release …

The Breeders at McCarren Pool for Pool Parties

Yesterday the sun was shining, the skin was sunburning, and the McCarren Pool in Williamsburg/Greenpoint was hopping for the third JELLYNYC Pool Party featuring indie rock superstars, The Breeders. The rock royalty did a mix of old, new, and others, including covers of a Guided By Voices song, “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” by the …

After the Jump Festival 2008: Sun, Fun, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

This year’s After the Jump Festival was a rip roaring success! Ok, so we might possibly have ruined a wedding occurring next door to the Williamsburg Hall of Music (oops!), and a recording session for an Australian band (double oops!), but I think nearly everyone who came to the ATJ festival this year had an …

This Saturday: 30+ Bands Play FREE After the Jump Festival in Williamsburg

Come out to After the Jump Fest this Saturday! Bands playing the fest and charity night show: Alex and the Horribles, Dinowalrus, DJ XXXchange (Spank Rock), Health, papercranes, Pattern Is Movement, Ponytail, Power Douglas, Project Jenny, Project Jan, The Antlers, The Austerity Program, The Forms, The Shackeltons, The Swimmers, Titus Andronicus, Wakey!Wakey!, Autodrone, Bell, Bridges …

Campari House: The XYZ Affair

Last Thursday I headed over to the enormous space that Campari is currently renting in NoLiTa for the “House of Campari.” It was the opening night of the “Defining a Moment: 25 New York Artists,” exhibit sponsored by Paper Magazine and the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council. The XYZ Affair did the honors of performing for …

The Gossip on Letterman

Beth Ditto and the gang of the Gossip rocked the house on Letterman last night. Dittos electric performance, complete with neon makeup and traffic sign-patterned tube dress, surely weaseled them some new found fans. When it was all over, Dave suggested that he and the band “rent a van and drive across the country.” To …

Say Hi’s Basement Tapes Session

Check out the latest installment of the Basement Tapes for exclusive performances of the now Seattle-based indie rock fave, Say Hi (aka- the artist formerly known as “Say Hi to Your Mom”). (The 16-year-old kid down the hall who loves robots, rainbows, and being scared of bullies will be eating this shiz UP!) Features some …

South Playing 2 “Secret” Shows at Pianos This Week

English indie band South is playing some secret gigs tonight and tomorrow night at Pianos in NYC. They will be trying out material off their new album You Are Here. From the Young American mailing list: As a precursor to SXSW, South are playing two secret shows in NYC at Piano’s tonight Monday March 10 …