“Jersey’s where America’s at!” – Some guy in Todd Solondz’s Storytelling. What’s the deal with New Jersey? On one hand it’s the great state that has given us talents from Philip Roth to Patti Smith, and on the other it’s the ongoing punchline for a thousand snobbish jokes told by New Yorkers who seem obvious as to the true greatness of the Garden State. It’s the state that hosted the first recorded baseball game, the home of Thomas Edison, the […]
Band Booking: Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus
We usually like to keep Band Booking to a few questions, but when Amy Klein submitted this essay about Patti Smith, there was really no way we were going to turn it down for a few reasons: 1. Amy Klein rules. 2. We love Patti Smith. 3. Amy is in Titus Andronicus. They’re maybe the best rock n’ roll band on the planet right now. She also does a side project called Hilly Eye that we really like also. Patti […]
Music: hilly eye
Posted by Tobias Carroll Amy Klein plays guitar in the excellent punk rock band Titus Andronicus; Amy Klein also maintains a blog in which she talks about music, the media, gender, and more. Chances are good that you came across a link to a post of hers from a recent tour diary, titled “Rock and Roll is Dead” — and if you haven’t read it already, you really should. Klein also plays in a two-piece band called hilly eye; they’ve […]
Weekend Bites: Willa Cather’s Hood, Etgar Keret, Emma Straub’s Rituals, HTMLGIANT Looking Fresh, Andrew W.K.’s Philosophy, and More
Willa Cather’s Nebraska. At N+1: a story by Etgar Keret from a book that is yet to be published in English.
Passover Bites: Franzen’s Cover, Warhol’s Pals, Cheever’s Story, Atwood’s Addiction, Kerman’s Excerpt, Neil Young on Skype, and More
Jonathan Franzen has a new novel coming out and The Millions show us the cover. The New Republic posted a John Cheever story from 1936. Margaret Atwood might need a Twitter intervention. Levi Asher on Reality Hunger. An excerpt from Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black. Andy Warhol had a lot of friends that he took pictures of. Neil Young, Jonathan Demme, and Skype. Titus Andronicus and rock from New Jersey. Bluto, Otter, D-Day, Boehner, Cantor, Brown, and […]
Weekend Bites: New Jersey Rock, Dr. Seuss on the Couch, Twain’s Political Legacy, Portnoy Turns Forty, and More
In the New York Times: Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, and New Jersey rock Speaking of T.A., Pitchfork basically echo my statement made a few weeks back, about the bands newest album, The Monitor, being one of the best albums of the year. Levi Asher plays analyst on Dr. Seuss. The enduring political wisdom of Mark Twain. Portnoy’s Complaint is 40. “Can you turn a J.D. Salinger into a Mark Cuban?” Huh? Indie rock and classical composers: the list. L Magazine […]
This New Titus Andronicus Album…
The Monitor, is going to end up being the best real rock n’ roll album of the year. Mark my words. Village Voice profiles the band.
Bites: Philip Marlowe, Kevin Sampsell Picks, “Literary Hipsters”, Titus Andronicus on The Awl, and More
An essay on Raymond Chandler’s iconic character, Philip Marlowe. (Thanks 3:AM Magazine) Kevin Sampsell picks 9 of the best books from indie publishers. “Literary hipsters” Blake Butler, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, and Miranda July’s favorite books of the year. One of those “literary hipsters” wants you to donate his book. T.S. Eliot wrote a letter. The Awl meets Titus Andronicus.