Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>
Swarms of bands are currently taking over the most hipster corners of our city. From the Lower East Side to Williamsburg, a variety of acts are in town for 2013's CMJ Music Marathon performing from morning until deep in the evening at a variety of cool parties and showcases and are hoping you'll tak ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Few underground hip-hop artists in New York have had the staying power of Rabbi Darkside. From an era where everyone had a vinyl single, through rap battling at the start of the mid-2000s rising next wave of battle leagues, to being a coach on "MTV's Made" and one of the centerpieces of the Hip-Hop ... More >>
In hard partying news, Andrew W.K. has been tapped by the last remaining Ramone to provide lead vocals in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg - a Ramones cover band - on their upcoming world tour. Formerly led by Misfits' singer Michael Graves, Blitzkrieg has been carrying the torch of the Ramones' punk leg ... More >>
Here are the 10 best shows around the city this week, in no particular order.
As we all know, the release of the final Harry Potter film tonight marks the end of an era. For many children and young adults around the world, this will be an even more dramatic moment than turning eleven and not receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter. After the jump, we've put together a l ... More >>
So Gloss Drop, the eagerly awaited new record from defiantly complex, deliciously weird art-rock trio Battles, is due out in June, which is great news, considering the excellent of 2007's Mirrored, which boasted, in "Atlas," probably the most appealing profoundly disturbing rock anti-single o ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyPizza Roma is the new kid on the Bleecker Street block. Opening a pizzeria in New York City is a challenge, given that a decent slice is basically within arm's reach anywhere. But opening up shop on Bleecker Street -- already home to Keste and John's Pizzeria -- well, you've go ... More >>
We defy you to unironically enjoy this song. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa kicks off on June 11th. Sports-wise, the tournament promises to be thrilling, with 32 teams from around the world pitting their varied domestic styles and approaches to the game against each other in a bid to deci ... More >>
Anil MhatreIn 1988, the first Lizarran opened in Sitges, Catalonia, a small seaside city about 21 miles south of Barcelona. Now the pintxos (Basque canapes) and tapas restaurant has franchises all over Spain, and in seven other countries, including China, Russia, France, Portugal, and the Uni ... More >>
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Canadian 8-bit rave duo Crystal Castles are infamous for playing shows in which the violence and drama quotient far exceeds anything you'd expect from a couple of people who make what's basically dance music--Alice Glass, in particular, the band's leather-jacketed, heavily eye-linered demon frontw ... More >>
No one put it quite this way, but you get the feeling that the old guard boxing culture understands that with Oscar De La Hoya's retirement -- and this time it would appear to be for real -- that an era has come to an end. Boxing will continue to be a major sport in the U.S., but increasingly ... More >>
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