This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
French producer and DJ Kavinsky has provided a song for Grand Theft Auto IV, shared the stage and studio with members of Daft Punk, and amassed over 30 million YouTube views for "Nightcall," which scored the opening credits to Nicolas Refn's 2011 film Drive. That's a pretty impressive CV for a 37-ye ... More >>
Surfer Blood, who once upon a time was "just some band." Last month the CMJ Music Marathoncoming to the city's music venues from October 18 through 22announced the first batch of artists that would be playing next month's industry confab; that list included (among others) Neon ... More >>
Local punks set out to Northside
Sleigh Bells will treat you right
A tipster passes along a kind of sensational thread from Casey Spooner's Facebook page. Let this not constitute an endorsement: we are fascinated with M.I.A., we think she's had a rough year; we also think probably reports of her rough year have been somewhat exaggerated. She is playing that ... More >>
The Brooklyn duo giddily save their beloved borough's soul, just in time
Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
All Points West, photo by Rebecca Smeyne I've never been a huge fan of The Go! Team. I've seen the Brighton-based group a few times before, and I've really tried to like them, but I just can't seem to buy into their superhero cheerleader vibe. I've never been big on school spirit, either. However, ... More >>
Snarky dance-punkers CSS 'mature,' relatively
New York's faux-corporate holiday soiree hits a few bum notes
Battling sweltering temperatures and frail suitors as global warming takes over
Emperor reigns. J Mascis rocks. And Panda Bear goes all California.