John Grant is approaching his life honestly. In the lyrics of his latest solo album Pale Green Ghosts, the former frontman of The Czars sings about being an openly gay man who is also HIV positive. Grant was in town last week for a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, and though our conversation veered into ... More >>
Better Than: Watching Elvira host Count Yorga, Vampire.
It's always Halloween at a Rob Zombie and/or Marilyn Manson show. So when the reasonably dynamic, formerly dueling duo infiltrated New York a few weeks prior to the Pagan-ish holiday, it was hard to tell whether the crowd was in costume or str ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
The Great GoogaMooga
Sunday, May 20
Better than: Eating anything in my fridge.
Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>
Saturday, January 21
Better than: Sensory deprivation.
Anthropologically it was worth it; logistically a lot less so. Arriving to Lavo, on East 58th Street, at 11:45 on Saturday night is risky enoughit's a high-end bottle-service superclub, the kind dance snobs tend to a ... More >>
I arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre last night for the promised taste of Ghost The Musical -- based on the hit 1990 movie about the potter, the potted plant, and the pot smoker -- and immediately scooped up a pretty blue drink sitting on a tray.
"That's the Unchained Melody," explained t ... More >>
The Black Eyed Peas
The Great Lawn, Central Park
Friday, September 30
Better than: Being kettled.
Before Friday's Central Park show, the latest Black Eyed Peas news involved the group's announcement that they would be joining Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, and Cee Lo Green on stage at a Mich ... More >>
Santiago FelipeKylie Minogue
Monday, May 2
Better than: Wearing sweatpants and sitting on the couch.
Let's get this out of the way: The Hammerstein Ballroom is a great room for spectacles. Some of the best shows I've seen in New York have been there, and all of them--P ... More >>
Relics of better, more mirrored times, these disco balls can be yours for the starting bid of $1,000.
The woman, swaddled in ankle-length furs and trailing two sullen pre-teens in her considerable wake, bustled up to the reservationist's lectern in Tavern on the Green's entry way. "We want t ... More >>