This week in Cheap Laughs, we have erotic fan fiction, hot blows struck for gay equality, improv marathons, Friday pantheons, World Cup cares, current affairs, and at the end of it all, just a Nice Boy Telling Nice Jokes. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced Ne ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
As part of the ongoing series of events Red Bull Music Academy has been hosting across New York City for the past month or so, former LCD Soundsystem frontman and founder of DFA Records James Murphy held a conversation with the Music Academy's Editor-In-Chief, Todd L. Burns. The interview took place ... More >>
Do you like fun things and loud sounds and getting fucked up on Memorial Day Weekend!? Then take a look at the EDM shows happening in NYC THIS WEEKEND and break out the neon.
These concerts are all certified "Best of Weekend" by the mayor's office. We bring them to you by court order.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs! are back
The Crystal Ark w/Avan Lava Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday, May 30 Better than: The record, in one case. Last summer, Jonathan Galkin described his work as DFA Records' head of A&R for me in an interview. "I literally have a stack at home of 40 CDs I picked out that's, like, '88 to '92," he ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today, with six matches on the docket. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full ... More >>
The band that launched DFA Records returns to its roots after a major-label detour
In this week's Village Voice, available in a red box near you right now: Michaelangelo Matos talks to the Rapture about their new album In The Grace Of Your Love and their return to DFA Records; and I hit a pop-up venue on Bleecker Street to check out a performance by the dizzyingly talented ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture's return to DFA Records with their new album, their "soul record," In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday. Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, a program tha ... More >>
In this week's Voice, we profiled the Rapture, recently re-signed to DFA Records. Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Gabriel Andruzzi are voluble guys, so there was plenty of material that we couldn't fit into the story. Here are a few pieces from our interviews that touch on the band's early ... More >>
On September 17 Le Grand Fooding will host what it's calling the Campfire Session at the Elizabeth Street Garden downtown; there'll be dishes designed by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and WD-50's Wylie Dufresne, DJ sets by Nancy Whang and DJ Mehdi, and performances by Sondre Lerche and Hanni ... More >>
Get out of your steamy apartment and dance next to hot people
New Year's Eve is upon us, and after a week of reminiscing on the year in nightlife we're ready for one last after-hours evening of dancing, drinking, and general chaos to close out 2010. As it turns out, some of our favorite parties, promoters, and DJs of the past year have provided us with ... More >>
DFA Records have been curating Wednesday nights at the incongruously uptown Hudson Hotel since the end of August, but label boss James Murphy has been away, playing big deal European festivals with LCD Soundsystem. They go on tour again (with Sleigh Bells!) starting next week, but in the meantime, ... More >>
Tim Sweeney celebrates 10 years at the helm of the legendary dance-music show
On the dance-music dude's faux-android love affairs
Buy your used drum 'n' bass records from professionals
Two new downtown venues save the city's soul—or so we hope
Have a ball with this Toronto duo
Someone should've kicked dance-punk DJ-producer-bandleader James Murphy's ass by now. No one can.
New Yorkers revisit last year's promises and share hopes for 2006
The Rapture Is Coming
New York Rockers Remember How to Dance