Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show at The Hole Gallery

Author Lizzy Goodman co-curates an exhibition celebrating NYC's rock scene from 2001-2011

Anyone who paid attention to (or disdained, admired or aspired to be a part of) NYC’s rock’n’roll revival circa 2001-2011 understands the importance of author Lizzy Goodman’s oral history, Meet Me In The Bathroom. Goodman let the very people involved speak for themselves—weaving their words to support origin stories and break-ups, low points and milestones. Nothing will ever explain the chemistry of the genre or …

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An emotional soul track, frenetic disco-punk and more new music this week

Ty Dolla $ign feat. J. Cole: Purple Emoji Funky, soulful and delightfully emotional, Ty Dolla $ign’s “Purple Emoji,” featuring rapper J. Cole, sings the praises of commitment—specifically, the power of forgiveness and loyalty. In the track’s Olivia Rose-directed video, Dolla $ign and Cole star alongside a dozen or so candidly captured couples—which include representation of differing ages, genders and races, too. Albert Hammond Jr: More …

Albert Hammond Jr: More to Life

Set to student film footage that Albert Hammond Jr captured in the late ’90s, “More to Life” thrives at a compelling juncture. Both the song and video weave Hammond Jr’s illustrious career as The Strokes’ guitarist and harbinger of New York’s indie rock scene into his prolific present and future as a solo artist, recording in LA and headlining festivals. The track seems to present …