Archive for September 12th, 2009

Jay-Z’s 9/11 Benefit Turns Into All-Star Marathon With Beyonce, Kanye, Rihanna, Mayer and More

September 12th, 2009
More than any rapper and more than most pop stars, Jay-Z knows the significance of a moment. The Brooklyn MC’s career is practically defined by them. There’s his Summer Jam obliteration of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy back in 2001, the same year he brought out Michael Jackson for Hot 97’s annual concert. There was his retirement show at Madison Square Garden captured in the documentary Fade to Black. And then there was his Radio City Music Hall ...

The Feelies, Dirty Three With Nick Cave Revisit Classic Albums at All Tomorrow’s Parties

September 12th, 2009
Now in its second year, the upstate New York installment of the U.K. concert series All Tomorrow’s Parties prides itself on being unlike other festivals. There is no corporate sponsorship, there is no $5 water for sale, and (perhaps most humanely) there are no Port-a-Potties. ATP NY happens at a Catskills country club called Kutsher’s, a frozen-in-time sort of place where carpeted walls are common and the bands play not outside on grassy fields but ...