This week in Cheap Laughs, we have pendulous breasts, primo dong, recycled bars, zines, rock vomit, and (gasp) actual fun in the Theater District. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Kingston, New York isn't known for much--most New Yorkers probably couldn't pinpoint the small town some 90 miles away if you asked--but French Montana wants to put it on the hip-hop map. The Bronx rapper has just signed Kingston native Velous to his Coke Boys label, joining a roster that already fe ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
By Julie Seabaugh In his second special, Hannibal Buress: Live in Chicago, the laid-back comic relates the story of throwing a bachelor party in New Orleans. "One of my friends said, 'Hannibal, you should hire a second line band to follow you through the streets,'" he recalls. "Basically in New Orl ... More >>
If you're lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, we're giving you an extra day of great, inexpensive ideas to keep your three-day weekend perfectly filled. Highlights include the second annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014, Feeling Gloomy's Cheer Up, Bowie! party, and the Whitney Hous ... More >>
This week we're adding a bit of fabulousness to your agenda. Partake in a night of Queeraoke (yes, that's exactly what it sounds like), party like a supermodel at Steven Kasher Gallery, and catch rousing dance performances by the lovely ladies of Victrola Burlesque. You're welcome.
Monday Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future plays Bowery Ballroom. While O.F. are unapologetically a product in both image and sound of their L.A. roots, it's notable how many important moments for the crew have happened right here in New York City. While we're about to enter year four of the group's ever- ... More >>
At the witching hour on Friday, each of the four artists that performed that night at Basilica Soundscape, a two-year-old festival held at Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century factory-turned-event space, assembled at opposite ends of the room. Julianna Barwick looped her voice into a "chorus of angels" ( ... More >>
Labor Day is just a week away. It's your last chance to see comedians work dirtier, push envelopes harder, and tell industrial quantities of Ben Affleck/Batman jokes before "real life" resumes. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch. See also: Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, ... More >>
Your last chance to see the Delocated gang
Who the hell needs real bands when there are so many great fictional ones? Here's some of the best -- our list goes to 11, of course: See also: Top 10 Concert Films to See Before You Die
Let that man multitask. In between bong snaps and awaiting a new episode of The Regular Show to come on New Orleans' rapper Currren$y is also having an extensive conversation with SOTC about the scattered array of topics potheads tend to have. Like about cartoons for instance. And snacks and shit. ... More >>
Devotees of Metalocalypse, the Adult Swim animated series created by Brendon Small, know that death metal band Dethklok--performing at the Roseland Ballroom tonight--are at a pivotal point in their career. Last season, after warring egos nearly dissolved the band, we learned that the Metalocalypse h ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
We'll be adding to this list as the weekend moves on. On with it...
But these guys have an animated side, too
The pair teams up and confound expectations
Like a defiant cannonball splash disturbing the tranquility of an adult swim, the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete lives on. Over three seasons between 1993 and 1996, the show followed the adventures of two brothers each named Pete Wrigley, their parents, their friends, and the entir ... More >>
This week, wiry drummer Greg Fox announced that he was quitting black metal nirvana-seekers Liturgy, leaving the mega-buzzed art-rockers without one of Brooklyn's fiercest, blurstiest spasmotrons. Eager to explore other musical endeavors, Fox is blasting full-speed ahead with two side project ... More >>
Brooklyn hardcore revisionists Cerebral Ballzy channel the splattery, skate-friendly tantrums of the early-'80s California underground--think Circle Jerks or Rich Kids On LSD if they had to live with bad weather. Songs titles like "Sk8 All Day," "Cutting Class" and "Puke Song" speak for thems ... More >>
Kanye West and Jay-Z's Lex Luger-produced "H.A.M." is a creative union of the two biggest currently recording rap stars in the world -- as the lead single to the duo's upcoming Watch the Throne project, it's a feisty statement of intent. But more importantly, it's a fresh edition to the canon ... More >>
Three great comics have Xmas covered
Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'