Performing since the age of 15, native New Yorker Gilbert Gottfried still boasts a jam-packed tour schedule, a delivery like a rusty can opener and an affinity for saying the perfectly wrong thing at the absolutely wrongest time. Hot on the heels of his latest controversy, he headlines Carolines o ... More >>
Spooky celebrations aren't over, not by a long shot. Day of the Dead festivities begin today through Sunday, which means fiestas all weekend long. But if you're not interested in honoring the dead, we got some other fine (inexpensive) treats for you. Friday [Party] DJ Marcelo C. (Rico Suave/ Naco ... More >>
Twice the horror, twice the camp
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Philip Glass takes on Dracula
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Nearly four decades ago, frontman Peter Murphy and his bandmates in Bauhaus recorded what Murphy calls the "'Stairway to Heaven' of the post-punk period." But with the release of that tune, "Bela Lugosi's Dead," Bauhaus innovated a form of avant-garde rock that would influence artists ranging from l ... More >>
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Retelling the stories of better cop movies
A party to leave your crypt for
Illustrations by Debbie Allen CMJ is great. It's got all the stressful clusterfuckery of SXSW, but with none of the late night hot tub parties or surprise Kanye West performances! It brings a ton of acts to town all at once, and you can't really get mad at that. In honor of this grand industry tra ... More >>
A rash of recent news reports about flesh-eating humans -- the tally has hit at least seven in the last week -- has had a lot of people asking: Are we entering the zombie apocalypse? Two key things people do not seem to have asked (but should!): So what the fuck are zombies, anyway? And: Do zombie ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 26, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 43 Just another dirty demonstration? by Blair Sobol "Kiss off you Nixon Suckers, and watch it 'cause Ti-Grace Atkinson has returned." And a stunning return it was, complete with singing, shouting, shovi ... More >>
Real vampires dont sparkle
Different locale, same concept. As Camille pointed out, this year's CMJ is pretty devoid of marquee acts; there are no gigantic queues for Spoon, the Shins, the Knife, or the like. What we do have is a compounded hysteria for the zygotes that would be second or third tier in other years but, in t ... More >>
Magyars invade tinseltown, and the rest is history
Born Under the Sign of Satyrn
A horror-heavy Boris Karloff series robs graves and marries off a fetching corpse bride
Turning to Pop Culture in a Time of Trauma
Footloose turns out to be like Stupid Kids without the irony, but not as bad as that sounds.