I regularly leave the house so you don't have to, and in doing so on Tuesday I encountered two bright lights sparkling up the NYC night.
At Codependent Tuesdays at the gay bar Therapy, Natalie Joy Johnson does a weekly show that is zingy and throaty and campy and fun.
Natalie--who did the tour of ... More >>
"Good music programmers are rock stars to the women of this generation, just as guitar players were for their mothers."
From the Beloit College Mindset List, in which two dudes at a Wisconsin college attempt to get a bead on What The Freshmen Class Might Be Thinking via the making of a list w ... More >>
Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>
Got three hours and 41 minutes?
LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid
Saturday, April 2
Madison Square Garden
Better Than: Seeing the Strokes there on Friday.
Midway through the evocative "Someone Great," James Murphy wiped his cheek with his hand. Maybe he was crying. Or maybe he was sweating. It could ... More >>
Keith Olbermann, recently departed host of MSNBC's Countdown, is coming back to the 8 p.m. slot just three days after he signed off. Despite talk in this morning's New York Times of a gag order, in which Olbermann can not speak about his departure, he has promised a dispatch tonight on his ne ... More >>
A brief interlude between dirty jokes. Pics by Rob, more below.Marnie Stern
The Rock Shop
Tuesday, October 5
Better than: Most Sarah Silverman routines
Marnie Stern talks about vaginas a lot. Maybe you knew this. Tonight we are celebrating the release of her pretty great new album (self-tit ... More >>
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>
Like Courtney Love before her, M.I.A. has responded to a less than kind Lynn Hirschberg profile -- Love's in Vanity Fair and M.I.A.'s in this weekend's New York Times Magazine -- the only way she knows how: angry music. Love's band Hole had the bootleg "Bring Me the Head of Lynn Hirschberg," ... More >>
Still a good song though right
Pretty inspired mini-manifesto here about old-guard female rockers (looking at you, too, Cherie Currie) sassing the new, innovative, vastly underrated wave of female rockers, just because we're all too nostalgic for Liz Phair or L7 or whatever. Thesis in one line: "L ... More >>
New Year's Eve...no idea, basically. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we learned that Animal Collective's manager is apparently endowed with a baby leg, in the one dark place where that would be a meaningful statement, we did our best to otherwise cleanse the ol' SOTC soul, apologizing to ... More >>
This is how we roll now. Photo of Electric Zoo inappropriateness by Puja Patel.Short weeks are the longest of them all, aren't they? In honor of the rain and cold outside, and in the interest of killing just a bit more time before it gets good and dark, let's run things back. Relive the week ... More >>
-Someone--presumably, Courtney Love--not only licensed the likeness of onetime living person Kurt Cobain to Guitar Hero 5, but also signed off making him an unlockable, playable character. The upshot? The horrendous video above, in which Cobain is helplessly piloted through Flavor Flav karaoke, Bi ... More >>
On September 26, Vienna will be home not to just mountains of high-caloric wiener schnitzel, but to scads of bad-for-you stars singing their love for Michael Jackson so they can gain a mass televised audience and revive their careers. It's basically the memorial all over again, but without al ... More >>
--One King to another: New York congressman Peter King released a YouTube video in which he calls Michael Jackson a "pervert" and a "low life." Released on the Fourth of July, King begins by praising "cops, firefighters and teachers," but quickly moves to his less-than-remorseful point: "Let's kn ... More >>
Justin HyteJustin Tranter is a rock star (he's lead singer of the glammy Semi Precious Weapons) AND a jewelry designer (his sexy FETTY line sells at Barneys NY and Barneys COOP). He's ALSO a perfect subject for this widely read blog! So, in between bouts of rubbing sea kelp into my hair, I cornered ... More >>