‘Grand and Lorimer’ Excerpt

  • "In 2001 I shot six rolls of film this particular afternoon in Karen O’s bedroom/studio," Wilson writes. "Her whole room was a creative explosion."

  • Marilyn Manson stopped by a Yeah Yeah Yeahs show at Irving Plaza in 2003, and Nick Zinner invited him to the afterparty at Lit.

  • Babatunde "Tunde" Adebimpe, lead singer of TV on the Radio, belts out a song at Roseland Ballroom in 2003.

  • Chase signs posters at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, in 2004, one of the first times Wilson can recall anyone requesting autographs from the band.

  • In 2002, Liars (pictured) played Monster Island with the Roger Sisters and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as Hasidic children across the way gawked from their security-barred windows.

  • LaRocca, of Kayrock Screenprinting, around 2002, when he was designing posters for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

  • Here, Karen waits backstage at Christian Joy’s Brat Style fashion show, 2002.

  • The Black Dice in 2002, on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. The picture was shot right in front of a pet store where one of the band members worked.

  • Shot from Wilson's window in 1999.