Sunday, August 26
Better than: Spending a night with anything else that's 23 years old.
Dance is a vital part of Café Tacvba's ethos. A vast number of the Mexican rock legends' songs reference the act, while almost all of them encourage it. Hell, the band's best song ( ... More >>
Jack's Mannequin w/Allen Stone, Jukebox The Ghost
Wednesday, February 8
Better than: The $7 Bud Lights on sale, marketed generically and dimensionally as "12oz beer." Cool story, Irving Plaza!
People were packed into the helpless rectangle of Irving Plaza, walled off from the stage by ... More >>
Lamb Of God
Tuesday, January 24
Better than: Pretty much everyone on Ozzfest 2003.
Rap metal entered its death throes in the early 2000s, allowing harder bands that had actually competent musicians and aggression directed at someone other than their parents to come back into vogue. ... More >>
I recently blogged about a brouhaha that emerged out of the December 15 tribute to late club impresario Don Hill at Irving Plaza.
The event's producer, Trigger, felt he'd been screwed over by two very well-known promoters he worked with on the night.
Today would have been the Queens-born punk legend Joey Ramone's 60th birthday, and tonight his annual birthday bash will take place at Irving Plaza; tickets are still available for the show, which will offer performances by the likes of Bebe Buell, Richard Lloyd, and Richie Ramone and which benefit ... More >>
Friday, May 6
Sure, they came onstage 45 minutes later than advertised, but the crowd was only a little grumpy about being kept waiting. (Those who booed and threw empty beer cans and plastic cups at Irving Plaza's hanging video screen every time a new song came over th ... More >>
Tuesday, October 19
Better than: How I'll feel by Sunday
Well, it's hard to imagine a more pleasant way to begin CMJ 2010 than this, a half full Irving Plaza on a Tuesday night, before the adrenaline really takes hold, four dudes in sweaters playing staunchly prett ... More >>
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
The old marquee, before the new marquee, which is now the old marquee again. Pic via Joe Madonna's photostreamGoodbye, "Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza"--your many syllables and unwieldy national branding associations will not be missed. The Times reports today that Live Nation is backing a ... More >>
OK then. Credit.I wanted to go see power-pop deities the Buzzcocks at Irving Plaza last night, but unfortunately I had to watch some butt-licking basketball team deep-six professional sports in Cleveland for the next several decades, so. Seems like it was a great show, even with the bomb scar ... More >>
Props to Zach for intentionally running the words "Phish in a barrel" on this website. Starting today, the legendary jam band wanks three nights away at Jones Beach.
Isis do metaphysics by way of doom metal at Irving Plaza, plus a set by sludgy post-rockers Pelican.
Sweden is weathering the rece ... More >>
The Daisy Spurs are everywhere these days, like crabgrass, but far, far lovelier. A traveling floor show, they recently performed at our Obie Awards' after party at Webster Hall, and the other night when I sashayed into Spin Cycle's "Lust" party at Irving Plaza, they turned out to be the featured ... More >>