In our afternoon reading: an interview with Catherine Lacey, looking back at Neil Simon’s legacy, and more.
A couple of years ago, the long-running postpunk band Girls Against Boys got back together. This was excellent news to our ears: the band blended an irreverent sensibility with tautly played music, and the result were a number of albums that have held up very well over the years. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be co-sponsoring a show (along with Brooklyn Vegan) pairing them with fellow Vol.1 Brooklyn faves SAVAK on November 3rd.
Weekend Bites: Brix Smith Start’s Memoir, SAVAK’s Playlist, Lisa McInerney, Drive Like Jehu, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Brix Smith Start’s memoir of her time in The Fall, a playlist from SAVAK, books made for weekend reading, and more.
I first met SAVAK singer/guitarist Sohrab Habibion a few years ago, when Obits, the band he was playing in at the time, were just starting to play shows. Three albums and a handful of singles later, Obits called it a day and Habibion returned to music with SAVAK, a taut and intense guitar-driven group whose members boast an impressive musical resume. Earlier this summer, they released their debut album, Best of Luck in Future Endeavors, an intense and catchy collection […]
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Teju Cole and Nick Flynn, interviews with Savak and John Langan, and more.