When Florida foursome Saigon Kick first hit in 1991, they were post-metal, pre-grunge, and their approach--often epic and grandiose in the best possible ways--was in a category of its own. Their 1992 sophomore album, The Lizard, featured the group's MTV and Billboard hit, the ballad, "Love Is on the ... More >>
Tonight, Bell House will screen the Monkees' 1968 film Head. The group and their management thought it wise to keep copping the Beatles' moves, and the film was likely greenlit with the idea that it would be their Help! Thankfully, the Monkees -- fueled by their growing insecurity over being percei ... More >>
Irish drum & bass jock Darragh Guilfoyle, known professionally as DJ Dara, emigrated to the New York in 1994, right as the first American rave scene was lifting off. He quickly befriended fellow ex-pat DJ DB (from London); two years later, the pair would open Breakbeat Science, America's first (and ... More >>
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
Home Alone 2. North by Northwest. Crocodile Dundee. Arthur. Eloise and her motherfucking Pet Turtle!* New York City's landmark The Plaza Hotel has been home to many famous scenes over its 103-year history. Yet Charlie Sheen has managed to sully it, as it is now also home to the famous scene that ... More >>
The Village Voice's media column makes its triumphant return after a hiatus; contrary to non-popular belief, we have not been purchased by AOL or -- like every other media reporter in New York, apparently -- changed jobs. Press Clips, Day 10, Late Afternoon Edition, right here:
Hey, sailor, looking for a good time?
In the cabaret, shots of Bachardy (with Isherwood chasers). Plus, glory holes—do ask and do tell.
Matt & Kim? Against Me? Patti Smith christens the Music Hall anyway.
As CBGB takes its victory laps, a lifer reminisces about the death of an era
Wherein a Pride weekend lesbian drive-by adventure is marred by cheap champagne
Recombinant Rock in the Valley of Dub
A Ramone Leaves Home
A new generation, mostly white, appropriates the lindy hop