Vampire Weekend

West Coast Music Festivals: An Update For 2021

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2021

This avalanche of acts is almost overwhelming after a year of nothin

Paul Simon Has Sold His Entire Catalog, NBC News Tries To Pick Him Apart

By Alyson Camus | April 3, 2021

‘He’ll still end up a historical footnote to Dylan.’

Is Ivanka Listening To Music? Do We Even Care?

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2020

she had a punk phase in the ‘90s

Planet Earth Is Blue: My Quarantine Playlist

By Dorothy P. | April 15, 2020

we are lucky: the Swedish streaming platform Spotify does exist

All Concerts In Order Of Preference For 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2020

Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2019

the greatest rock and roll band in the world

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through October 31st, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2019

For all its strangeness and weaknesses, it is very, very real

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Chronological Order Through September 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2019

a relentless rock transcendence of both tightness and looseness

L.A. Burning, West Coast Picks, September 30th To October 6th

By Alyson Camus | September 28, 2019

Vampire Weekend are at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday

Vampire Weekend’s “Father Of The Bride” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Friday, September 6th, 2019, Review

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2019

if they are the Vampires of any city it is New York City

Live Through This: rock nyc Top Concert Picks For The Week Of September 2nd, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2019

Donna is dead, Rostam has left the band, Ezra is rock and roll royalty through marriage

UK Top 10 Albums 5-17-19 – 5-23-19

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2019

Pushed up by the chart topping Sheeran-Bieber single

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Of May 18th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2019

Vampire Weekend still sold a fair amount of tickets

UK Top 10 Albums 5-10-19 – 5-16-19

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2019

They all stink…

Five Songs For The Week, January 25th 2019

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2019

Brandon Blaine’s visceral shriek bends the song into Refused territory and punk fury

Shooting Concerts In 2018: Some Of My Best Photos

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

Shooting concerts has become a passion

My Top Ten Musical Events Of 2018

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2018

An exceptional, restless, badass performance of a man at the top of his form

Vampire Weekend At Libbey Bowl In Ojai, Sunday June 17th 2018

By Alyson Camus | June 18, 2018

If joyful music had ever a name, it would be one of these bouncy Vampire Weekend songs

A Few Concerts Not To Be Missed This Summer In Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2018

I will have to get there very early I guess.

Rostam At Amoeba, Thursday September 14th 2017

By Alyson Camus | September 16, 2017

Each song had its own unfolding beauty

Music On The Campaign Trail

By Alyson Camus | February 3, 2016

As for Bernie Sanders, does it even matter what kind of music he likes?

Not With The Band: Which Band Of Today Will Be Relevant In 10 Or 20 Years?

By Alyson Camus | January 5, 2015

Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!

Vampire Weekend's Private Gig At New York’s General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen On PBS 13 Sunday

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2014

I kissed Donna’s hand and spoke briefly, there was something beatific in her visage, she looked lovelier than I had ever seen her. Then I went left and went home and so did the couple. Joseph tells me that towards the end of the concert you can see Donna on the balcony looking down!

Television Lite: January 20st – January 24th, 2014

By Helen Bach | January 19, 2014

Hey hey its Vampire Weekend! Those crazy New York hipbags are big time cool now! Making the rounds on the late night circuit after playing intimate venues theyre all over the place and hitting the big festivals too. Ah, watching the kids grow up

Rolling Stone And Pitchfork Have The Same # 1 And # 2 Albums Of 2013: The Word Of The Day IS Consensus Opinion

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2013

                                                It is not that I don’t agree that Kanye West and Vampire Weekend released great albums, I agree and both albums made my top 20 albums of 2014, it is that…

My Top 18 Albums Of 2013: # 13 – Modern Vampires Of the City – Vampire Weekend

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2013

This isn’t subtext on Modern Vampires Of The City, with its strange echo of “The Elders Of Zion”title? I still don’t see why more isn’t being made of Ezra being Jewish when it reverberates through Rolling Stones album of the year

That Was The Week Of 12-9-13 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2013

The surprise release of Beyonce couldn’t have been better timed, new albums have slowed to a crawl and the only knock out punch last week was Claptons ’74 – ’75. The new Beyonce may be as great as 4, certainly it is the best r&b album of the year.

The Best 5 Albums of 2013 According to Mary Magpie

By admin | December 13, 2013

“This album is reminiscent of their first, and that’s a great thing. They were losing momentum with Ryan Ross and Jon Walker in the band, and by them splitting, it allowed P!ATD to grow into a superband that’s gonna continue releasing fantastic music and making teen girls melt.”

Vampire Weekend At The General Society Library "The Artist Den" Taping, December 10th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2013

They are reserved and smart, they are like the great surgeon with lousy bedside manner. You need both, Vampire Weekend need to give more. I remember Liam Gallagher’s quote about Oasis on stage. “We’re standing there, we’re singing our songs. What do you want us to do?” Vampire Weekend should rent “Stop Making Sense”.

Active Viewin': rock nyc's concert picks w-o 12-9-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2013

Vampire Weekend’s performance on PBS concert and interview “Live From The Artist Den” performance on Tuesday, in one of the best acoustic room in the city, should be absolutely great and that’s a relief. Because Vampire Weekend, who can be inconsistent on stage, weren’t all the good at Barclay Center earlier this year

The Annotated Rolling Stone Magazine Top 50 Albums Of 2013

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2013

Not that anybody asked me, and not that I am in major major contradiction, but Rolling Stone spend another year being relentless average, whiich is better I guess than being relentlessly average and avant garde a la Pitchfork.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-6-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2013

Glitter And Gold – Rebecca Ferguson – If you don’t include 1D, Rebecca is the best chance at an artistically valid TV song contest celebrity since Kelly Clarkson, and if that seems gerrymandering for the singer, give this ballad a listen – B+

Vampire Weekend "A-Punk" Live Reviewed

By admin | October 31, 2013

“This performance in particular, the connection him and the bassist Chris make is stunning- the two share a name, and obviously a flawless sense of rhythm. “

Best Songs Through September 30th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2013

Reflektor – Arcade Fire – It sounds like Holy Ghost plus LCD Soundsystem hit with gamma rays and turned into the incredible Hulk till it is a monster of pop awesomeness

Vampire Weekend, Solange, Sky Ferreira. At Barclay Center, Friday, September 20th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | September 22, 2013

Friday night was a professional and pleasant 90 minutes by a band who can’t figure quite how to merge their concepts of God and men into a full bloodied rock show.