Space was the place for a pair of stellar yet utterly different multimedia works that enjoyed their New York premieres this week. Way Uptown, installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija transformed the Park Avenue Armory into a sternly minimalist lunar viewing station for Karlheinz Stockhausen's eight-ch ... More >>
THE SONG: "Ertra, Ertra, Ertra."
THE YEAR: 1993.
THE REASON: Unbearably shrill second half; ruined all Uncanny X-Men back issues featuring Siryn and/or Banshee.
To write that the Eritrean national anthem sounds as though the Horn of Africa has severed ties with its mainland and receded into the Re ... More >>
This week, wiry drummer Greg Fox announced that he was quitting black metal nirvana-seekers Liturgy, leaving the mega-buzzed art-rockers without one of Brooklyn's fiercest, blurstiest spasmotrons. Eager to explore other musical endeavors, Fox is blasting full-speed ahead with two side project ... More >>
Nervy post-punkers Miracles mix the rollicking math rock grooves of their Chicago birthplace with the charred Casio crunch of their new Brooklyn digs. Somewhere in between the endless rhythms of Public Image Limited and Bastro lies Miracles' mix of the abrasive and the hypnotic, a steady stre ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisNo need to hurry to Curry in a Hurry
Every now and then, even the most misanthropic, bookish types need a little excitement in their lives -- more spice, if you will -- than looking at framed pictures of their cats between sips of Earl Grey. Exotic food, in particular, helps ... More >>
You can make this young boy's dream come true by introducing him to Anderson Cooper
Thus far, Baths is most famous for his publicity shots, a stunningly fragile array of goofy portraits in which the electronic solo musician stands in old man's underwear, looking lost, sometimes accompanied by a gay ... More >>
Mr. Palomo, elsewhere. CREDITNeon Indian/MNDR/Toro y Moi
Tuesday, December 15
"Play that Pitchfork song, man!" hoots some dude in the crowd semi-derisively -- yeah, it's gonna be that kind of show. The gentleman is referring, one supposes, to the Top 100 Tracks of 100, and Ne ... More >>
About the $14,000 cost of a table at the biennial International Debutante Ball, which took place at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday night, director Margaret Hedberg told the New York Times, "watches cost more"--watches here meaning Cartier, not Casio. Plus, Hedberg said, "there are a lot of waiters ... More >>