New Single From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Ignites Some "Sacrilege"

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In what's already been a year toploaded with comebacks, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have made their own mark in 2013 by debuting some live tracks, album art, festival dates, and teasers from their upcoming April album Mosquito. In the most solidifying act of their pre-album build-up, Zane Lowe debuted their first official single, "Sacrilege," with the help of lead singer/general badass Karen O on his BBC Radio 1 show today.

See also: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Do "Zero" Video

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The Oral History Of Kid Millions' Man Forever: "A Cross Between Metal Machine Music And 'Dare to Be Stupid'"

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Joshua Bright
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual vision, releases Pansophical Cataract (Thrill Jockey) this week; the group is also making killer videos and even throwing a hilarious, but dead serious, contest where you can actually be a member, at least for one performance.

Sound of the City caught up with a glorious bevy of Kid Millions' Man Forever collabbers and friends in honor of the new record, and tomorrow night's gig at (Le) Poisson Rouge). (Kid himself is absent; on the day the Voice and he were supposed to spiel, he experienced the misfortune of dropping his phone in the toilet at WFMU. Read our June 2011 interview with him here.)

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A Tribe Called Quest (8) Take On The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (9) As SOTC's March Madness Keeps It Rollin'

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‚ÄčThe Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—continues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. (The schedule and results are here; the full bracket is here. This time out, we return to the Brooklyn division with a matchup between its eight and nine seeds, A Tribe Called Quest and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Cast your vote over on Facebook.

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Live: Karen O's Stop The Virgens Is Pretty, Vacant

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Stop the Virgens
St. Ann's Warehouse
Wednesday, October 19

Better than: Your average mass fatality.

There ought to be something lethal at the heart of a rock show, some hurts-so-good death drive that reminds you how glorious it is to live, to breathe, to dance. Karen O's "psycho rock opera" Stop The Virgens—playing at St. Ann's Warehouse through the weekend—takes that fatal impulse seriously. By the piece's end, 40 blood-spattered bodies litter the stage, victims of a sudden and violent plague. Lock up your daughters; post-punk can kill.

This mass demise and its ensuing resurrection are the closest this stylish, vacant show comes to narrative, frustrating the expectations of audience members who took seriously the idea that it would have the dramatic heft of an opera. O and co-creator KK Barrett create a world part Brothers Grimm and part Henry Darger, with a dash of Village of the Damned, but they haven't borrowed any of the plots.

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Hear Karen O's Sadly Pretty Cover Of "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

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Last night was the opening of Stop The Virgens, the opera starring and co-created by Karen O, which runs at St. Ann's Warehouse through Oct. 22. (There are still some tickets available!) The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer has also lent her voice to an ad campaign spearheaded by the burrito-and-taco chain Chipotle, singing a weary, gorgeous version of the country classic "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys." (The ad campaign is really for Chipotle's pro-sustainable-agriculture nonprofit arm, hence the sadness.) Listen below.

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This Weekend In New York: High And Low Culture, From The Met To The Cover-Band Depths

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In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.

This past weekend was a glorious cultural swan dive for Debbie and me that started uptown in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sailed down through some semi-respectable venues, and ultimately plunged into the whiskey-soaked depths of a 1 a.m. Rolling Stones cover show at Mercury Lounge. We regret nothing.


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Top 5 Music Videos Featuring Mythical Creatures


In her new clip for the [ahem] Madonna-inspired "Born This Way," Lady Gaga includes a unicorn in the opening shot. While the video only gets weirder (and grosser) from there, that mythical beast captivated our attention so much that we decided to search out the best videos featuring such imaginary/otherworldly/just plain weird creatures. Here are our findings:


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Giveaway: Win A Pair of Tickets To AWOLNATION's Show at Santos Party House With Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes

Sam Ronson pals and theatrically high energy L.A. dudes AWOLNATION will be in town next week, playing Santos Party House on November 30th alongside guest DJs Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes. The good news is the show is open bar. The bad news is that it's "semi-private." Luckily, we have a pair of tickets to give away (provided you're over 21). If you can manage that, check out the flyer and how to win right here:

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Please Do Not Attempt to Crash the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Tonight

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Well, the ranks of the disappointed probably outnumber those who actually successfully scored themselves tickets to tonight's Yeah Yeah Yeah's anniversary shindig at Secret Project Robot. Tickets went on sale at 6 p.m. yesterday and were long gone by 7, and the internet is aflame with the three hundred plus people who waited in line only to get turned away (to say nothing of those who didn't even bother). Still: do not storm the door tonight! Promoter Todd P sends out this friendly reminder: "NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, NO EXCEPTIONS." You should probably take him at his word. Because no one wants this thing shut down, and a mob of angry people outside a tiny Williamsburg storefront will inevitably lead to that. Let the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have their fun. They've earned it. All the rest of us can do is gaze in envy on these tickets:

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are Playing A "Puny" Anniversary Show At Secret Project Robot Tomorrow Night

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Big announcement from Todd P this morning: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of "our first small club show in the big city," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing Secret Project Robot tomorrow night, Wednesday Sept. 22nd. Tix are on sale at the venue today starting at 6 p.m., so, uh, take a sick day and get in line now, I guess. Full details below:

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