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By Andrea Domanick On Thursday, Coachella attendee Kimchi Truong died after an apparent overdose. It's believed to be the first death tied to the giant annual festival since 2008 -- though the actual number is hard to ascertain, since the Riverside County Coroner's Office says it does not ... More >>
By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>
In the most head-shaking news ever unleashed on the Internet, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX had been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in general, the fight h ... More >>
Some serious stirring and shaking is about to arrive in New York with the third annual Speed Rack competition. This Sunday, December 15, female bartenders go head-to-head for the elite award of cocktail champion. This kicks off a whirlwind tour, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix will host eight Speed Rac ... More >>
It's that time of the year again: South By Southwest's mean, jealous sister to the North, CMJ, is upon us. There's little sunshine, no margaritas, no tacos and yet, the thing can be a blast! Musicians and writers and industry folk from all over the planet are in NYC for under a week, giving Austin's ... More >>
You're never without a fresh hot flatbread at Yemen Cafe. By my estimate, there are at least 15,000 restaurants in Brooklyn, and I love about 200 of them at any given time. So this list reflects ephemeral choices, what I want to eat now as I sit at my desk, breakfast-less, and dream about climbing ... More >>
The wickedest walkabout
LMFAO w/Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills The Prudential Center Friday, June 29 Better than: You'd expect. The problem with an LMFAO concert, I realize three songs into the LMFAO concert, is that even the biggest of LMFAO fans don't want to hear more th ... More >>
Today the musical line-up for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was announced. The event -- the 10th annual -- takes place this year on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Three bands will be playing each day, and the music, if not the barbecue, is free. The Block Party takes place in Ma ... More >>
Map enthusiasts and social media aficionados, rejoice! A website and iPhone application that is officially launching today is taking the concept of mapping to a whole new interactive level that might forever change your physical and virtual existence as a New Yorker. In all seriousness, though, ... More >>
I'm going to be sad when all the duet battles on The Voice end. I honestly can't tell you how much I love the idea of duet battles. They're such an awesome hook for a reality show like this one, and the show pulls off every goofy thing they do with them. The neon-and-glass boxing ring is tota ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
We're gonna explain who this mischievous dude is in a second. His name is Ben Rayner. Photo via Vice.Some backstory here: At last year's ATP New York, VBS.TV's Ian Svenonius goaded Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon to uncharacteristically attack their labelmates and fellow punk rock ... More >>
In Februrary, you'll be able to find these on East 11th Street.In early February, Tully Lewis is planning to open Tully's, a gluten-free bakery located in a former Veneiro's production space on East 11th Street. The bakery will be the brick and mortar manifestation of Lewis' online and wholes ... More >>
Trudy's queso with quacamole One-fourth of Fork in the Road spent the weekend in Austin, drinking margaritas and swimming in lakes. Since we were at the mercy of others who had rented cars, good barbecue was not in the cards (County Line BBQ was hugely disappointing), but we did stop by Trudy ... More >>
With a sure hand, the still-laid-back and lo-fi mumblecore matures
Todd P's Unamplified Show Acoustic BBQ Fort Tilden State Park Sunday, June 14 If the mind-melding absurdity of Sunday's unamplified acoustic all-day show at Fort Tilden National Park could be summed up in a scene, it'd have to be when Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck was in the middle of his gorgeo ... More >>
Three folk acts in denial
They're collaborating with teenagers now. Terrible idea. Wonderful idea.
Honoring a somewhat fatigued Project Runway victor at a South Slope house party
The best NYC talent at Austin's annual wonkapalooza
Tristan's annual roundup of toothbrush vibrators, anti-porn ribbons, and a kinky kingdom
Beer Biking = A natural buzz Photo: Greg Mango Dead Fuckin’ Last. DFL for short. It’s generally not the best way to finish a bike race or any other competition. But most races don’t begin at one bar and end at another. Most races aren’t called Chumpionships. “We’ve got one plan, on ... More >>
The sign of a damn good time. Somebody fucked up. Hard to read, but it said, Ha ha! I was in Austin and you're weren't! Nasty sonuvabitch.
Like playing Guitar Hero, only REAL: Slash, Tom Morello, Les Claypool onstage early this morning at the Parish. Click on this shit for the full effect. Holy double motherfuck. New York, I have so much to tell you about this thing they call South By Southwest, but this comes first. I saw Slash earl ... More >>
Talking with chick-lit blogger Stephanie Klein
Monotoning Austin poet sees the elephant, pounds the guy on top
Dancers Create a Global Village in Manhattan