Chicago Mercantile Exchange

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    New York City's Best Sound Guys Sound Off

    In this week's music feature, we followed two of New York City's most revered sound guys--Kenny Lienhardt of the Bowery Ballroom and Rob Sutton of The Knitting Factory--and they were incredibly good sports when it came to showing us the ropes while dishing out some of the more infamous stories of th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013


    We’ll ditch school for Matthew Broderick any day

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The 10 Best Guesses To The Suddenly Pressing Question, "Who Are The Modern Weepers?"

    ​Yesterday Brooklyn Vegan posted a query about about British act playing Mercury Lounge on May 27; the act goes by the name the Modern Weepers, and the Merc site claims that the Mancunian act is "well travelled and well known in their native England" and "thrill[s] audiences and critics alike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Germans to Buy NYSE; Hasselhoff to Chair Federal Reserve?

    ​Deutsche Boerse, the owner of the German stock exchange, is in talks to purchase the NYSE. Apparently they're taking "buy low" to heart. The Post reports that NYSE Euronet, current owner of the New York Stock Exchange, was going to reveal the news next Tuesday, but rumors forced them to relea ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2011
  • News

    September 29, 2010

    White America Has Lost Its Mind

    The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    MGMT Played Mercury Lounge Last Night As "The Smirking Worm"

    Great fake band name. In the event you weren't lucky enough to squeeze into the Merc, here's a goodly portion of their set, confirming their abiding love for dim lighting but offering rough sketches of jams from their imminent new record, Congratulations, out next month. (Still time to change the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Man Saves New York, And Wants Everyone To Know

    Man saves New York!The San Jose Mercury News took a moment today to profile a codger who back in the day put out a fire on board an ammo-loaded ship in New York City harbor, thus, according to the story, stopping the blaze from "taking out greater New York City.""It was a close call for New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    White Collar Crime Follies

    The blood is flowing nicely in the country’s financial markets today. Yesterday, officials with the Manhattan US attorney’s office and the New York office of the Security and Exchange Commission filed charges against attorney Joseph Collins, a partner at Mayer Brown, for allegedly conspiring to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    No Context: White Williams at the Mercury Lounge

    No Context by Zach Baron White Williams Mercury Lounge September 5 White Williams, a/k/a the 23-year-old New York-via-Ohio Joe Williams, is a young guy. Press legend has him opening for Black Dice and the Rapture in ’99, which would’ve then made him 15, give or take; eight years later, in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Weekday Bender: UPDATED For Hangover Thursday

    This is a really ugly poster. But Palo Santo has me in a sleeper lock, and this is an Okkervil River side project, so ignore the cock-a-too-ugly-birdie and take a fuckin' risk, man. The show's in a castle.

  • Music

    July 18, 2006

    A Month on the Town

    The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days

  • NYC Life

    July 19, 2005

    Mega Huge

    'Mommie Dearest' and sultan of Brunei run with Scissors

  • Music

    April 12, 2005

    Hi-Yo Silver

    Ready to head home, Chicago kids end tour wet with sweat

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003


    Readers' Digest

  • Music

    May 20, 2003

    Loser on a Roll

    Jon Langford Makes Friends and Influences People

  • Music

    January 28, 2003
  • Music

    December 4, 2001

    Outer Children

    The Moldy Peaches Slip You a Roofie

  • News

    January 2, 2001
  • Music

    June 15, 1999