1. Backbeat: Black Lips, Kid Congo, Team Spirit Rock 4Knots Fest Despite 3-Alarm Fire, Aggressive Security

    July 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The Village Voice's second annual 4Knots Festival at Manhattan's South Street Seaport. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Between a mid-afternoon three-alarm fire on the pier at South Street Seaport , crowd revolts at Beekman Beer Garden , and ...

  2. Backbeat: Fort Lean Rocks Santos Party House at Record-Release Gig Packed With Fans, Eager A&R Execs

    February 29, 2012 6:14 PM EST From left: Fort Lean manager Talya Elitzer of Mick Management; Fort Lean frontman Keenan Mitchell; Billboard.Biz deputy editor Andy Gensler; Fort Lean keyboardist Will Runge; band publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle. (Photo: Jem Aswad) The sce ...

  3. Passion Pit's Geek Chic

    April 27, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy knows that the speed with which his Boston-based electro-pop group has ascended from MySpace anonymity to buzz-bin ubiquity tends to make for prime backlash fodder. But the keyboardist insists that he and his bandma ...