They don't come much more politically incorrect than GWAR. Despite two Grammy nods (their Phallus in Wonderland video losing to Annie Lennox in one instance), they're not exactly mainstream. Frontman Oderus Urungus, head of the Virginia-bred metal/satire/performance art band since their mid-80s ince ... More >>
She was there!
At the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, as presented by Daniel Nardicio (above photo, yellow shirt)!
Doing two shows!
And I hear she got a nice week in Fire Island with her friends, so it was a lovely experience all around.
But let's start at the top.
On Fri ... More >>
via VH1VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul
Sunday, December 18
Better than: Whatever Ryan Seacrest is going to cook up for VH1 Soul.
Last night's VH1 Divas taping existed both as a performance and self-contained, 24-hours-out advertising opportunity for its broadcast. (Tonight at ... More >>
Bryan HorowitzIn this week's Voice I talked about the new album by Kelly Clarkson, inaugural American Idol and the pop star who seems most likely to be a rip-roaring time at a coffee klatsch/Tupperware party/gathering of pals. The show that put her on the map, of course, is known for putting ... More >>
Santiago FelipeKylie Minogue
Monday, May 2
Better than: Wearing sweatpants and sitting on the couch.
Let's get this out of the way: The Hammerstein Ballroom is a great room for spectacles. Some of the best shows I've seen in New York have been there, and all of them--P ... More >>
Can this superhero save herself?Nicki Minaj has had quite the weekend. First came "Check It Out," a Buggles-sampling, will.i.am-featuring slice of zaniness that seems destined for Pink Friday, her long-gestating debut LP, currently due on November 23. Then came a marriage announcement via fro ... More >>
There are quite a few goofy faces, it's true, and the long shots, which make her look like an action figure or a candy bar or something, have a strange poignance. But overall "Your Love" just isn't wacky enough for my tastes. Given its enormous success, though, hopefully it's a Trojan Horse for ju ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell
Two hours? Really?
Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
Bye, KatieMichael Becker / FOX
"Carmina Burana" is supposed to signal just how intense they wish the show would be tonight. Yes, there are two people getting kicked off, but otherwise there's a performance from Season 7's serial false-starting nanny Brooke White, and Adam Lambert--who was ne ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more
Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Saturday, January 23
BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
Florence and the Machine
Tuesday, October 27
Toward the end of her first official New York City show, London's Florence Welch worked a little bit of Fever Ray's "If I Had a Heart" into the beginning of her tune "Blinding". While I have no doubt Welch's love of the enigmatic Swede ... More >>