Better Than: Black Snake Moan. The last time I saw Justin Timberlake live, he was still part of *NSYNC and filling stadiums with excited children and annoyed parents for the boy band's final tour. Since then, he's gotten married to someone who is not Britney Spears, pursued a film career, and wit ... More >>
Next weekend is all about getting comfy on the couch if you're a sports fan (or a Super Bowl commercials fan/nachos fan/party fan), which means you have all the more reason to get out and explore this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening around the city.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
Fox is planning to do another movie version of the classic Runyonesque musical comedy Guys and Dolls, and reportedly they want Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Leviitt for the male leads. (I imagine Tatum would play gambler Sky Masterson, essayed by Marlon Brando in the 1955 film version, while Gord ... More >>
When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
New York, New York. The name luxuriously repeated by Frank Sinatra and later rejuvenated by Jay-Z evokes images of the city's guilty nightlife, where everyone who hustled and bustled all day finally let their vices loose. It's the lifeblood of our weekends in this hedonist metropolis, when bars, clu ... More >>
By Brad Cohan Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>
Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Friars Club saluted Tom Cruise with its Icon Award, so I was there like a top gun, all cocked and sitting at full attention. Tom's Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin MC'd a lineup of speakers like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollack, but Jerry Lewis, who was supp ... More >>
A good while back, I was envisioning a Grammy-night dogfight between what, at that point, were my two favorite albums of 2011: Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. (Both ended up on my Pazz & Jop ballot.)I mentioned this to Maura and she said, "No. Adele." Up went my v ... More >>
Favorites to fuel your late-night celebration
The director's Hollywood spectacular at BAM
Brando shows whos the real boss
Liza! The gayest night since Stonewall! Some plays are already dead.
As much stuff as one guy can operate crediblyPanda Bear/Gala Drop/Teengirl Fantasy Water Taxi Beach at Governors Island Saturday, September 11 Better Than: Watching cable news, on this day in particular He makes a hell of a racket, Panda Bear, a one-man maelstrom of stabbing synth washes, h ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Your Career in Journalism Author: M.L. Stein Date: 1965 Publ ... More >>
Tommy McCall CLICK HERE for my new column in which Green Day admits that Broadway legend Ethel Merman had something to do with their new musical about teen angst. I'm not making this stuff up! Also in the column: *Did the Night of 1000 Gowns turn into a Mormon-bashing gala--and how was the ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOXBoob-Boxer Amy Lang Chicago may be Frank Sinatra's kind of town, but it's definitely not American Idol's. The third audition city of Season 9 produced a meager 13 golden tickets to Hollywood, numerous digs at fat people, and an epic editing fake-out that placed Obama's Ele ... More >>
The sepulchral candle display in the back room at John's makes it the perfect goth dating spot. Founded in 1908, John's is the East Village restaurant that time forgot, a stray from the pack that just happens to be better than most restaurants of its ilk in Little Italy. It's forte is southe ... More >>
Rock queens convene
Sixties icon and boot-wearer Nancy Sinatra is timelessly relevant to me, but she's even more so with this remixed version of her hit "Sugartown," using the clip from her groundbreaking TV special Movin' With Nancy. Have no idea what the fuck I'm talking about? Well, blithe, blonde Nancy had a succ ... More >>
Real Dives: In which we recommend authentically divey dive bars. A real dive bar may be characterized by low prices, clientele over 60, trucker hats only on actual truckers, a long history, lotto, lack of ironic PBR, and a sense that the place is not trying to impress you, or anyone else, ever. Th ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. He does this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Unseen Kingdoms Author: Bill Cox Publisher: Inner Light Publications, New Brunswick, NJ Date: 1983 D ... More >>
Mobsters do the mambo
They were doing what? And on a table?
Left of the Dial
Over the Diapers, A Sidelong Glance