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About a month ago, Courtney Barnett's Australian label Milk! Records partnered with Melbourne Festival to perform a pair of tribute shows honoring Patti Smith and the 40th anniversary of her iconic album Horses. Today, they've put several of those performances online, the most compelling of which is Barnett gracing the stage to perform a swaggering rendition of "Redondo Beach." Watch below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th9_0PqpRgE Courtney Barnett's latest album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit...
  Here are the new books we’re most excited to curl up with this October   The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff (October 27)Schiff wrote two of our favorite biographies of all time, Cleopatra: A Life and Véra (Mrs. Nabokov), both of which are incredible renderings of very different (and very differently) influential women, and both of which beautifully demonstrate Schiff’s historical bona fides as well as her ability to spin a compelling narrative. So we really couldn’t be...
Good news from TV world: Patti Smith's best-selling 2010 memoir, Just Kids will be adapted into a miniseries by cable network Showtime. And, luckily, it won't be Disney-fied TV version of her story, since Smith will produce and co-write the series, along with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, currently showrunner for Showtime’s Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful. The book, which focused on Smith's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the crime-ridden New York City of the late 70s, won the 2010 National...
In the early 70s, before Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, The Ramones, Lou Reed and the like were New York rock legends posing for Rolling Stone, they were photographed by a 14-year-old boy named Paul Zone, who’d get chased around his Brooklyn neighborhood for being the only kid in school wearing sequins and glitter. The drinking age was 18—not that bartenders checked IDs—so Zone would follow his two older brothers to shows at East Village...