Earlier this month, Dev Hynes announced the impending release of the new Blood Orange album Freetown Sound, named after the capital of Sierra Leone, Hynes’ father’s homeland. The album was… More »


Last night’s Music Of David Bowie tribute at NYC’s Carnegie Hall was announced in January hours before the world learned about the legendary musician’s death from cancer. What was intended… More »

The mighty — and still active — LA band X is one of the most underrated reference points for today’s underground, DIY punk music. You can hear the dregs of… More »

When music critics talk about the reasons “punk had to happen,” they’re usually making accusations about how bloated and corporate arena rock was getting in the mid ’70s, or about… More »


Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of “Ghandi,” she spit on the Carnegie Hall stage. If it… More »

Credit: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL's Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of… More »

Credit: Debbie Harry on The Daily Show

Last night, the New York new wave greats Blondie were musical guests on The Daily Show, and Debbie Harry also took place in one of the show’s segments. Naturally, the… More »


Credit: Arcade Fire at Coachella

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the final night of this year’s first Coachella weekend, and by most accounts (including that of our own Chris DeVille), they stepped the fuck up. More »

One of the most appropriate surprise collaborations to hit SXSW this year went down Wednesday at the Spotify House. Debbie Harry herself joined Dum Dum Girls, whose Dee Dee Penny… More »

The Bowery has changed a lot over the past decade. The luxury condo:junkie ratio is literally probably like 100:1. The space that used to be CBGB is now a John… More »


Credit: Vampire Weekend @ Roseland Ballroom by Amrit Singh

Roseland Ballroom is up on 52nd St. in Manhattan, about 40 blocks higher than most indie rock bands ever venture. But in an amusing case of geographic razzmatazz, last night… More »

CBGB Movie Cast Revealed

Credit: CBGB

As anyone who saw The Runaways or the Germs movie What We Do Is Secret can tell you, punk-rock biopics can be a dicey proposition indeed. But then again, there… More »

Credit: The Journey Is Long

For The Journey Is Long, a forthcoming benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce, two of Pierce’s better-known contemporaries have gotten together to cover… More »


Credit: Debbie Harry Escaped Ted Bundy

You read that right: Debbie Harry claims she accepted a ride from Ted Bundy in the early ’70s, but freaked out after noticing the car didn’t have any handles on… More »

If you thought listening to or watching Scarlett sing was a bit awkward, just wait until you watch this clip of her sitting down for a discussion with Blondie. It’s… More »