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A Lovely Day for Busking

Subway auditions
It's audition day for Music Under New York, the MTA offshoot that sanctions musical performers throughout the subway system. Here, Fred Gillen Jr., a washboard player, and Matt Turk, a guitarist, wait their turn at Grand Central. They've got to be better than that guy who only ever plays "Redemption Song."

Sunday Night Rocks!

LCD Soundsystem
Missed a good show last night? Chances are it's been written up on Vulture, our sister blog. We're not proposing these posts as a remedy — they're far more likely to piss you off further about not having been there than to allay the pain — but at least you'll be able to fake your way around another band-themed conversation. Today in Last Night's Gigs: Polyphonic Spree, who have traded choir robes for futuristic army uniforms, and LCD Soundsystem (above), whose mastermind James Murphy was spotted channeling Andrew W.K. in a most unsavory fashion. Polyphonic Spree Summon David Bowie LCD Soundsystem Fans Clap Their Hands, Say 'Yeah' [Vulture]

Nothing Fancy for Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst
Name: Conor Oberst
Age: 27
Job: Musician; his band Bright Eyes will perform seven nights at Town Hall beginning May 25.
Neighborhood: East Village
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Sean Foley. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Mermaid Inn, oysters and mahimahi.