At CPAC (that's "Conservative Political Action Conference" for those of you who don't trust the liberal bias of acronyms) this morning, Donald Trump told the gathered audience of Email chain letter–forwarders that "Our Country is in very, very serious trouble." Luckily, Trump let everyone know ... More >>
Southern Hospitality, the Memphis barbecue restaurant cum preppy hangout, has thrown in the towel. The restaurant, owned by Trace Ayala, Etyan Sugerman, and Justin Timberlake, will no longer operate on the Upper East Side. The Denver location is still in business. [Eater]
Both spring and soccer season are in full swing, which means that it's time to head to the city's German beer halls for some communal revelry, large-screen sports watching, liter steins of beer, and hearty snacks. Below you'll find our favorite German beer halls in the city.
After a couple of failed attempts at riding under someone else's banner (No Limit, Cash Money), Curren$y ventured out on his own and struck gold, amassing hundreds of thousands of loyal followers and lighting (pardon the pun) the way for rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller to carve out their own ... More >>
Main Attrakionz. Sound of the City's staff has opinions about which bands to see at the CMJ festival, happening around the city this week. Here, Nick Murray offers his seven pickswell, six festival-affiliated artists and one dude who just happens to have a couple of NY-area shows this ... More >>
The bratwurst at Der Schwarze Kölner is one of the best bar-food deals in Brooklyn. Associated with the northern Bavarian city of Nürnberg, bratwurst is perhaps the quintessential German sausage, the leader in a crowded field that runs to dozens upon dozens of types.
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Beer Tasting Dinner Loreley Williamsburg Wednesday, January 19, 7 p.m. Join German beer expert Rudi Eilers for a three-course, nine-beer tasting menu of German brew ... More >>
Rockin' the suburbs, or at least the Upper West Side. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Ben Folds Beacon Theatre Tuesday, December 14 Better Than: Watching The Sing-Off Ben Folds is doing fine, thanks -- onstage with four dudes who all look more or less like Shy Ronnie, doing his trademar ... More >>
Fitting, somehow, that SOTC old pal and bedroom r&b crooner How To Dress Well would announce his return to New York a day after his idol Kanye West made his triumphant return to America's hearts and minds. Like 'Ye, HTDW's Tom Krell is about to get a lot less mysterious: the Cologne-based fal ... More >>
Plus suave elegance, raw non-beauty, and other works-in-progress
Bringing up (one crazy test-tube mutant of a) baby
I was there when they dropped balloons at the LCD show. Pics by Puja Patel.LCD Soundsystem (Night #1) Terminal 5 Thursday, May 20 "We're here for four days -- tonight I will sleep in my own bed, and wake up and have coffee in my own house," announces James Murphy, with palpable relie ... More >>
So the next EP from the Cologne/Brooklyn-based ghost R&B collective How to Dress Well will be called Can't See My Own Face - The Eternal Love 2, a title appropriately halfway between a never-released Lil Wayne/Juelz Santana mixtape and any given The-Dream LP--which pretty much sums up what th ... More >>
How to Dress Well is the nom de R&B of one Tom Krell, a Cologne/Brooklyn-based bedroom producer whose weird, ethereal, indie-soul EPs have been rolling out all winter at the rate of about one per month. The alias has been around for nearly six years, and Krell has been making music for far lo ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Mondays Uncorked Gotham Bar and Grill (12 East 12th Street) Mondays, starting today Here's one way to chase those Monday blues away: a $75 BYO wine-pairing dinner. Starting today, t ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, is humbled at the MoMA retrospective of the live-fast, die-young German artist Martin Kippenberger. Call him both tank and gnome... "Self Portrait" There are people you encounter, perhaps twice in your lifetime, with more magnetism and extreme enthusi ... More >>
The new senator's from Marlboro County
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Seamless but faceless electro-pop for yawning arenas
Puppets, egg dudes, and devil worship duke it out in an unsteady mash-up
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Money and the market: Two German artists on view in Chelsea
"I've never had any method except not having a method."
A nervy painter who loves mid-century abstraction and Modernism
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Peter Kowald, 1944-2002
Crackles and Whirrrs and Glubs-Oh Mi(crohouse)!
New York Rockers Remember How to Dance
New Music Found Alive and Thriving at Kalvos and Damians Ought One Festival