Music: The London-based record store chain Rough Trade opened the doors of its first U.S. location in Williamsburg on Monday and the store’s co-owner says that, despite the place’s massive size and corporate muscle, it has a long way to go before it becomes the neighborhood destination for audiophiles. Comment.
Music: Times are tough at the quirky Bushwick music venue Goodbye Blue Monday, but the staff at the struggling performance hall refuses to say hello to a tried-and-true method of making money at a concert hall: booking bands that people want to see. Comments (26).
Music: Man Man leader Ryan Kattner swears that he’s just trying to write the next great pop song, yet he boasts about how the band’s sound is completely different compared to anything else in contemporary music. Comment.