Better than: Keane, definitely. As half a dozen nearby Upper West Side bars thrummed with a low-key, polite enjoyment of Cinco de Mayo, a collection of eager and already-ecstatic concertgoers gathered amongst the Beacon Theatre's faux-gilded embellishments and paintings. They were waiting for Coldp ... More >>
COLDPLAY'S GHOST STORIES LYRICS HIDDEN IN LIBRARIES WORLDWIDE FANS ASKED TO HELP UNVEIL HANDWRITTEN LYRICS That's the all-caps and bolded title of a press release sent out on April 28. Coldplay, back with a new album, wanted to engage fans in the social media era with a #fun hashtag game. As such, ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Tilda Swinton sleeping in a box at MOMA PS1 was an artistic feat that many around the world thought could never be topped by anyone anywhere ever. But The National are not afraid, and on Sunday they will be playing their song "Sorrow" for six-hours straight. What could happen over those six hours? W ... More >>
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Brooklyn Academy of Music May 3 - May 5 Better than: NBC's Thursday-night comedy, a Friday night in NYC, and Cinco de Mayo, combined. When covering a festival, you're bound to miss most of the festivities. It's a fact of life, and one that I had to accept when attempting to ... More >>
Uproot Andy and Geko Jones are the two DJ diplomats behind Que Bajo?!, one of New York's most popular parties. Their musical mutations are often described as "tropical bass," which basically means a grab bag of Latin, African, Afro-Carribean and especially South American music subverted throu ... More >>
Edible QueensBrooklyn Bridge-bound.If the Brooklyn Bridge were a rainbow (and it is! of humanity!), consider this the pot of gold at its end: next month, Tortilleria Nixtamal will open a kiosk right by the Manhattan foot of the bridge, in the park adjacent to City Hall.
Its organizer sits in jail for raping his daughter. And the parade of his sympathizers marches on.
A ferocious guitar-shredder contemplates the neuroses that both drive and burden her
Do your chores, Chollo
What drink mix makes the least-scary margarita?