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Flatiron's Ciano shuttered abruptly last spring, leaving its 22nd Street space dark just two and a half years after it had opened. But the team wasted no time in relocating: Owner Stratis Morfogen -- who also founded Chinese spot Phillipe Chow and was raised in a restaurant family -- decided to move ... More >>
Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt... musicians just can't help writing odes to the junk that messes 'em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren't exactly packed with serenades to the meth experience. Ma ... More >>
With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
"Kindness is a dick!" How great it would be if that were true, even if just for irony and anthropomorphism's sake? But no, Adam "Kindness" Bainbridge stays true to his vague moniker. A multi-disciplinary artist and longtime DJ who studied photography, Banbridge is just casual about his newfound fame ... More >>
Swizz Beatz IAC Building Wednesday, November 30 Better than: Ja Rule's acting in The Fast and the Furious. It seems cruel that as the recession continues to hit the "snooze" button, Swizz Beatz has picked up yet another job, another paycheck. He is the luxe James Franco, collecting 1099s like pass ... More >>
The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has found his very own Merri Lee Kingsly in the form of Eddie Huang.
Being a dead rap artist isn't much fun. Whether The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, or J Dilla, death has never seemed to do much to alleviate the constant pressure on artists to muster up new recordings to satisfy the bulging posthumous rap retail market. (In the hip-hop world, possessing a heart t ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
His first #1 song is his first Pazz & Jop chart-topper as well. Go Yankees.
It looks like Vox Pop's voice has been silenced: yesterday afternoon, the Ditmas Park coffee shop was seized by the tax man for non-payment of back taxes. Ditmas Park Blog received reports of patrons being asked to leave by the cops, who then slapped the red badge of shame on the shop's Bob ... More >>
Who to watch for at the Queens reggae blowout, and why
"We actually wanted to bring Skerrit Bwoy [on the road], but he's kind of involved in this whole daggering movement that our sponsors didn't feel was very suitable for our tour." When Diplo and Switch, two of dance music's most recognizable names, joined forces as Major Lazer, they knew they coul ... More >>
A deft Somali rapper, now ensconced in Canada, prepares his American invasion
A freshly reunited nation struggles to take this band seriously
Friends and colleagues remember one of the music biz's few universally beloved men
A gruff but still inspiring Television set: perfect for Father's Day weekend
Record execs hoist soca as the island flavor of the season
As the Looters Run Out of Loot, Layers of Disaster Remain
Inside the Black and Jewish Fight Clubs at the Anti-KKK Rally
Southern Rock's Undying Appeal