In our morning reading: thoughts on Bret Easton Ellis’s new novel, notable sports novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rita Indiana, Jeremy Robert Johnson’s Latest, Susanna Clarke, Kate Bush Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Rita Indiana’s music, reviews of books by Jeremy Robert Johnson and Susanna Clarke, and more.
Morning Bites: Frank O’Hara, Daniel José Older Interviewed, Tanwi Nandini Islam Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting a Frank O’Hara poem, new nonfiction by Tanwi Nandini Islam, thoughts on Amy Rose Spiegel’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Great Short Novels, Tracey Thorn on Kate Bush, Grant Morrison Interviewed, Game Theory Reissued, and More
Tracey Thorn on Kate Bush, thoughts on new music from SunnO))) and Ulver, an interview with Grant Morrison, Bill Hillmann on bullfighting, and more.
Morning Bites: Greil Marcus Interviewed, Kate Bush, Steve Almond Vs. Football, Emily Carroll’s Latest, and More
Interviews with Greil Marcus and Steve Almond, new essays from Saeed Jones and Jen Vafidis, Emily Carroll’s graphic novel is reviewed, notes on Kate Bush’s first concert in years, and more.
Morning Bites: Drinking with Hemon, Jem Cohen, Slowing Down “Wuthering Heights,” and More
On Jean-Michel Basquiat, Metallica, and video games. A map of literary England. Eat, drink, and listen to Aleksandar Hemon at BAM. Jem Cohen’s Polaroids on display at the Jewish Museum until March 25th. The New York Times has a slideshow. Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” gets slowed down. When Teddy Roosevelt tried to clean up New York. Banksy borrowing quotes from 90’s zines. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
When good bands cover Morrissey and Kate Bush
Posted by Jason Diamond The Parenthetical Girls have been one of my favorite bands for quite some time, and they’ve only solidified their status by covering Kate Bush. Meanwhile, The Bandana Splits covered Moz. I bet you’re saying to yourself, “Everybody and their mother has done that,” but the trio actually adds something new to it. But I have to warn you, it’s pretty twee. Listen: Parenthetical Girls- ” Under The Ivy” (Kate Bush cover) Listen: The Bandana Splits – “Everyday […]
Band Booking: Future Islands
The first time I saw Future Islands, I was taken aback by how invested they were in what they were doing at that very moment. There was no pretense, no posturing, and they seemed to really enjoy playing music for a crowd that appreciated their music. People were freaking out; dancing like robots on Quaaludes, screaming and spraying beer cans like bottles of champagne. When I finally got to hear the Baltimore trio’s Thrill Jockey album, In Evening Air, I […]