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Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington Is Making Children’s Music Now

Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington was once indie rock’s greatest clown-stuntman. I will never forget the sight of him scrambling up a streetlight pole at an outdoor Baltimore show in 2001, the mic chord clamped between his teeth. But Harrington is older and more mellow now, and he’s got a couple of kids. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 11:25 am

Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the band’s new national tour. In order to help raise funds to cover Fekete’s medical costs, the band has launched a Go Fund Me page. The crowdfunding effort has already raised… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

Seth Meyers’ Late Night Band Includes Fred Armisen & Members Of Les Savy Fav

The most important person in any late-night show is obviously its host, but a show’s bandleader can have a huge impact on that show’s personality. Consider, if you will, NBC’s Late Night franchise. In its past incarnations, Paul Shaffer, Max Weinberg, and ?uestlove have all led the house bands, and it would be impossible to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Hear Jim James, Tim Harrington, Honus Honus, A Bunch Of Comedians, Colt Cabana, And Lil Bub Cover “The Super Bowl Shuffle”

In 1985, the Chicago Bears, on their way to a Super Bowl victory, assembled to record a ridiculous primitive rap song called “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” which went on to become a massive novelty hit and, years later, one of the first things that millions of people looked up when they realized that YouTube wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Fred Armisen, Marnie Stern, Tim Harrington Et Al Cover TLC @ Bowery Ballroom

Last night, SNL/Portlandia’s Fred Armisen played a solo show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. He was joined by a grip of friends, including Marnie Stern, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, and Leigh Nash, among others. Dressed in white jumpsuits, the crew did a cover of seminal TLC hit “Waterfalls.” In theory, this is something that… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 20, 2013 - 5:20 pm

The 10 Best Les Savy Fav Songs

My most vivid Les Savy Fav concert memory involves shirtless, bearlike frontman Tim Harrington shoving a microphone below his belt line, grabbing a nearby audience member by the head, pulling that head against his crotch and forcing the dude to scream into the mic through his pants. It was opening night of CMJ 2003 i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 8, 2013 - 11:47 am

Turntable Interview: Tim Harrington

Tim Harrington scarcely needs an introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway. He’s the front man for Les Savy Fav, where he consistently delivers gritty art-punk while staging a one-man performance art piece. His onstage skylarking — including acrobatic set climbing, public wardrobe changes, and frenetic audience interplay — has made Les Savy Fav one… More »

By: Melissa Locker / July 26, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Tim Harrington Writes Children’s Book

The Observer reports that Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington will release a children’s book this fall, a title based around “This Little Piggy” (and they also point out a drawings section on the website for his one-man “think tank,” Harrington & Selves). It’ll come out on Balzer & Bray, a division of HarperCollins. For… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Tim Harrington, Doug E. Fresh, The Cool Kids, Delorean & Dominique Young Unique Close Out The JellyNYC Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/29/10

And so ended the Pool Parties, at least in the form in which we know them. That is to say, they ended with fun and sunny sets from the previously confirmed Florida booty rap party starter Dominique Young Unique and Barcelona’s blissed out dance rock blog-beaters Delorean, and a series of special guests that ra… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Hesta Prynn – “Easy Bear” (Feat. Tim Harrington) (Stereogum Premiere)

In 2008, Julie Potash left longtime Long Island ladyrap troupe (and OKX “No Surprises”ing) Northern State for a solo career under her solo nom de plume Hesta Prynn. A few years later the NY Post has her pegged as “one to watch,” she’s co-written and released her debut EP Can We Go Wrong with Chuck… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2010 - 10:10 am

Les Savy Fav – “Let’s Get Out Of Here”

I don’t know if Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington had his shirt off while doing the vocals for “Let’s Get Out Of Here” (guitarist Seth Jabour mentioned that Harrington likes to take his shirt off while recording in our Progress Report). But it makes the song’s line, “I just want you to want me now,”… More »

By: jessica / July 26, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Progress Report: Les Savy Fav

NAME: Les Savy Fav
PROGRESS REPORT: Releasing their fifth album, Root For Ruin. Recorded with Chris Zane at Gigantic Studios.

Tim Harrington jumped onstage to sing “Precision Auto” with Superchunk when both bands played the Primavera Festival in May. It seemed spontaneous (Harrington was thrilled), but, like most Les Savy Fav moves,… More »

By: jessica / June 25, 2010 - 1:27 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren’t germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might wanna plug i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You’ve seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here’s the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament, shot mostly o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 10:48 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you’ll find our… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering with the folks behind the Microsoft KIN to present the inaugural ‘Gum Bowl, bringing together so many of our favorite… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm
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