For her debut NYC show, Haley Heynderickx played songs from her upcoming debut album, covered Townes Van Zandt and Jackson C. Frank, and shared a very entertaining song written for an open mic night about desperately seeking macaroni and cheese at Whole Foods.
”Only in hindsight could I trace back the doors and windows that Blume propped open and permanently unshuttered in the fragile house of my mind that I was constructing. She was the silent architect of my pre-adolescent belief system, breaking the ground and quietly influencing the unshakeable infrastructure onto which all of those impressively cool Cure and Nick Cave posters would later be thumbtacked and Scotch-taped.”
The 20th anniversary of the US publication of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is this year, and with it comes lots of Potter-themed stuff, from a vinyl box set of the film soundtracks, to mobile games, to Harry Potter brunch in NYC.
Elvis Costello cites “unforseen circumstances” behind the cancellation of multiple scheduled shows at the Empire Theatre inside the Wynn Resort and Casino, but they come after allegations of sexual misconduct against the casino’s CEO, Steve Wynn.
Karen O made a surprise appearance with a band of kids, and members of Best Coast also appeared to perform a song. Shirley Manson played Garbage favorites backed by string players, while Carrie Brownstein gave the keynote speech for the three-day Los Angeles event.
”I don’t believe that abusers should be cut off and abandoned from public life. I believe that people have the ability to change and better themselves and should be able to integrate back into society,” former Real Estate member Matt Mondanile says in a new statement.
The Ally Coalition cofounders Jack and Rachel Antonoff were joined by Lorde, The National, Spoon, Shamir, Kacey Musgraves, Aparna Nancherla, Mike Birbiglia, Phoebe Robinson and Jacqueline Novak for a night of music and comedy, including lots of cover songs.