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Annie Clark is back with her fourth and biggest album
At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
Whether it's sparking up a joint and waiting for the high to kick in or getting together with his two True Widow bandmates to make loud, ruminative, gorgeously glowering music in practice spaces or on stages, drummer Timothy "Slim" Starks says the idea, always, is to relinquish control. "That's whe ... More >>
As you've no doubt heard by now, a set of draconian anti-abortion measures have been winding their way through the Texas Legislature for the past couple weeks. (Last week we explained why you, sitting here in New York, should give a shit about that.) If they pass (and oh, they will), the twin bills ... More >>
The beef rib at Mighty Quinn's is so big, it must be butchered with a plastic knife. It's not uncommon in barbecue states to do an extreme barbecue run that includes three or four pits in an extended afternoon of gorging, driving, sightseeing, and breaks along the way for bursts of healthful exerc ... More >>
File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
TLC, the network that introduced America to Honey Boo Boo, has a new special on the air that some might consider DOA. Best Funeral Ever features, uh, highlights from the final good-byes to deceased individuals. Recently, TLC ran an episode of Willie McCoy's tribute at the Golden Gate Funeral Home ... More >>
Much to your dismay, we're sure, nude photos of Jersey Shore star "Snooki" have surfaced and currently are making the rounds on the Internet. Snooki, as you know, is more of a punchline than an actual person -- often ridiculed for her "meatball"-esque appearance and Jersey-like demeanor. That said, ... More >>
Just in the nick of timei.e., right before "Girls, Girls, Girls" dipped below the "20% of all music played in strip clubs everywhere" thresholdthe Déjà Vu chain of strip clubs brought Motley Crue's Vince Neil on board to rebrand one of their Las Vegas locations as Vince Neil's Girls, ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
Along with its numerous and evident charms that extend beyond the facial hair variety, New York is good with mustaches. The American Mustache Institute (yes!) has published the results of a two-year study on which cities people with mustaches would most feel comfortable residing. The methodology is ... More >>
Portland, the most promiscuous city in America. Dating site OkCupid, which comes out with interesting sex and dating data every now and then, has dropped some new knowledge on us: a list of the 10 most promiscuous cities in the U.S. The metric is based on how many OkCupid users' profiles sai ... More >>
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>
We spoke with swampbuggy bad-ass Quintron very briefly on Monday afternoon, amid the throes of a pre-tour van emergency. But since then something else far more harrowing has developed, specifically an undisclosed "family emergency at home," which has sadly forced cartoon lady Miss Pussycat and her o ... More >>
It's been some time now since Britney Spears was plucked from her pleasant Louisiana life and transformed into the world's foremost pop-robot. The seductive ...Baby One More Time came out twelve years ago, it's success crowning Britney as the prototypical, twenty-first century pop star. In the years ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Skinny, skinny Cheney, via Yahoo.The proof is in the pudding. Or, the lack thereof. Former VP Dick Cheney showed up at a groundbreaking ceremony for George W. Bush's planned presidential library in Dallas yesterday, and...he is crazy skinny. Like, Lindsay-Lohan-dating-Sam-Ronson-skinny. Or Ra ... More >>
Today, Metro New York tackles the hard questions. Whatever is a man with moobs to do? (Moobs, for the uninformed, are man-boobs.) Boldly, the editors of Metro devote the lion's share of their cover to the issue, promising that men ashamed of their moobs are not alone, and that moobs are "a pr ... More >>
Regional slurs, as promised!
Scott Conant names his new restaurant after a poisoner
Elvis sightings, ethnic humor, and tomcat cruising, plus a peek at Jodie Foster's panic room
Semi-unreconstructed Southern rockers keep playing the only thing worth playing
It's spacey local rockers the Secret Machines, opening their new album cycle by making a movie
The Vietnamese community in New Orleans East rebuilds after Katrina
Talking with Crystal Kimmey, lesbian cowgirl
Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history
Death and litigation continue even after The New York Times exposed a foundry owner's negligence
We Go Together
A Staten Island Priest Leads a Costly and Well-Organized Campaign Against Abortion
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.