By Daniel Kohn
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded wo ... More >>
To get to Pier 36 from Brooklyn, one must cross the Williamsburg Bridge and make a left. It has been used to store bananas, in the '80s served as a dock for a prison barge that inmates referred to as "The Love Boat," was home to the NYPD's drug-busting TNT squad, and--in the '90s--played host to art ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Voice scribe Steven Thrasher apparently spent a good chunk of his day kvetching about me in the form of a lengthy blog post, in which he called me a racist. He then challenged me (without ever actually speaking to me -- or replying to multiple emails -- of course) to some sort ... More >>
"In the old days, reporters, in the pages of the Voice, went after one another. Readers enjoyed taking sides in these civil wars, and we ourselves sometimes discovered what we should have known before we so confidently wrote."
So wrote Nat Hentoff in "Why I Oppose the Downtown Mosque: How I questi ... More >>
Ya know that routine by comedian Dave Chappelle about finding a weed-selling baby wandering the streets in the ghetto in the middle of the night (if not, click "play" on the video embedded above)? Well, life has again imitated art -- that really happened early this morning in Brooklyn...sans the par ... More >>
Tuesday, August 16
Better than: Waiting in line outside of the frathouse bathroom.
When I was in college, people would party to music by Lil' Jon. (Yes, I'm old.) They said his catchphrases, as learned through Dave Chappelle DVDs. (Like I said: old.) They danced to his s ... More >>
Clap harder and he'll bust his ass even more. Pics by Rob, more below.Syl Johnson
Friday, December 3
Better than: Whatever you did Friday night.
"I'm gonna fuck the band up," announces Syl Johnson, and he means it. He has commanded a sold-out Southpaw, packed wall to wall with vint ... More >>
Image taken exclusively for l'uomo Vogue by Mark Seliger, via MyspaceEver wonder what it's like to produce for New York rap stalwart Diddy, a man whose creativity and ability to leech off of the creativity of others knows no real bounds? Ask 26-year-old British producer Alex Da Kid, who lever ... More >>
Familiarity breeds contempt...
As Eddie Huang himself might say, WTF? Yesterday, Urban Daddy ran an item about a brand-new San Francisco food truck called the Chairman Bao. The truck, which specializes in Asian-style steamed and baked buns, owes an aesthetic debt to Shepard Fairey -- and an ... More >>
Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett and his brother, Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett, made this "Black Olympics" video in which they "compete" at eating chicken and watermelon and drinking Kool-Aid. A battle rages in the press, with some like Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News on their ... More >>