Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Has a Case of the On-Camera Giggles

I couldn’t help but be bemused by the most recent commercials for the Amy Adams/Vampire Weekend episode of Saturday Night Live happening this weekend. NBC are now airing ads featuring the four New York band members standing behind Amy and an SNL cast member, but instead of watching Amy Adams, who is usually the person …

What’s on St. Vincent’s Pedal Board?

The Knitting Factory was running an HOUR late tonight, so I JUST got home now and I’m dead tired. St. Vincent did not go on until AFTER 1am. Torture to my stamina and my feet. Anyway, I don’t have time to go through the zillion photos I took tonight, so I’ll just leave this picture …

CMJ 2007: Day 1 — Care Bears on Fire and Hot IQs

On the first night of CMJ I took it kind of easy. I headed to an early show at Crash Mansion featuring local act, the pre-teen rockers Care Bears on Fire. You may remember them from their New York magazine article? The Bears’ lead singer (Sophie) and drummer (Isadora) wore matching skirts and stripey tights …

Matt and Kim & The Virgins This Sunday @ Cake Shop

Oh how I wish I was going to be in town for this. The lineup is AMAZING! UPDATE: The folks over at vLES are being extra cool and allowing me to post the RSVP info. You’ll need to be on ze list as it’s a closed event. vLES Presents Matt & Kim The Virgins Cakeshop …

Sync Up Two Copies of Radiohead’s “Kid A” 17 Seconds Apart and Get “Intentional” New Album

Have you heard of this? My friend Josh just sent me this link to a discussion board talking about how if you sync up certain songs on “Kid A” with one copy delayed for 17 seconds you get a completely new song/album experience that some fans claim Thom Yorke has said is “intentional”. Some have …

The Movie I Can’t Get Out of My Mind: Ethan Hawke’s “The Hottest State”

On Monday I went to a screening of Ethan Hawke‘s new old movie, The Hottest State, which is based on his novel of the same name. William (Mark Webber) is a fledgling young actor who falls for a quiet, reserved girl named Sarah (played by Catalina Sandino Moreno) and the movie chronicles the rapid growth …

After the Jump Preview: Interview with Teenage Prayers

Check out this interview I did with Tim from The Teenage Prayers, one of the many kick-a** bands playing this year’s blogger-approved After the Jump Festival THIS SATURDAY at Studio B in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [Buy tickets here] Photo: Orianna Riley QUESTION: What is the origin of your band name? ANSWER: Our band name comes from …

Siren Festival 2007: Fighting the Heat, Dehydration, and the Crowds

Another year, another Siren Festival. Last year was certainly one of the best Sirens I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to ALL seven of them, starting w/ the first one in 2001), so I had high hopes for this year’s festival. I really look forward to going to the fest each year, and every …