(Don’t) Give Up the Funk
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Questlove and crew guide you through 50 years of electronic music
One of rap's most overused cliches is the phrase "my life is like a movie." Significantly much harder to come across are the artists who liken their entire albums to the medium of film. Most recently, Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge teamed up for Twelve Reasons to Die, an album made to sound like ... More >>
Here are the 10 best shows to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Throw your dubs up, this year's Juggomercial has finally arrived. It's 23 minutes long, confirms most of the performers we mentioned on Friday, and casts the Gathering of the Juggalos as the one remaining safe haven from the "sell-out zombies" who dominate the mainstream. "Freedom still exists here ... More >>
The lineups for this year's Gathering included Vanilla Ice, George Clinton (in sequence!), Lil Jon, and a disgruntled Juvenile, to name a few. For more, check out our in-depth coverage of the weekend. All photos by Nate "Igor" Smith.
Juggal-uh-ohs will never dieYesterday, Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to confirm that the Access Hollywood creature would be hosting one night of this year's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Soonafter Sheen's four-million followers learned that Sheen is Down with the Clown, Psychopathic Records ... More >>
Photo by Nick Dorey It's only natural to need a break from New York and its many wonderful distractions. Alex Winston took leave of the city when she began working on her debut album (and follow-up to her EP Sister Wife), decamping to her home state of Michigan (and her dad's basement) in or ... More >>
Not again! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we mostly spent anticipating tomorrow's Siren Festival, we talked at length with headliner Ted Leo, celebrated at a pre-party with Monotonix, and looked back at nine years worth of past triumphs. See you there, hopefully?
Not from this show, no, but it is called "George Clinton humps an alien" George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The Ohio Players Wingate Field Monday, July 12 "Yes, it's me," croaks George Clinton, materializing maybe a half-hour into P-Funk's dependably rambling, bewildering, and nonetheless ... More >>
"I was tired of seeing the bell-bottomed guy with the rainbow Afro on compilation covers. It made a mockery of what funk is." Matthew ScottDâm-Funk The last time New York was privy to the backlit neon glow of Los Angeles' Damon Riddick a/k/a Dâm-Funk, he was on a (motherfucking) boat. It was jus ... More >>
You will dance to this. It's not debatable.
N.A.S.A. touch down at Bowery Ballroom
Gathering of the Vibes Festival, the 14-year-old lark of a four-day concert in Bridgeport, Connecticut, concluded its 2009 edition on Sunday in a deluge of rain, Grace Potter, CSN, and Buddy Guy, tallying tens of thousand people in attendance and one mysterious dead body. The AP reports: Pol ... More >>
Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self
Plainfield's Tyrone Ashley once rivaled George Clinton. He may get his doo-wop due yet.
Gorgeous crate-digger mag Wax Poetics teaches us to value the artifact as much as the art
The joyous clamor of today's youth punches you in the nose
Urban regional music makes tubas go hip-hop, gives rowdy voice to Mexican L.A.
If the soon-to-be ex-governor's chances are history, here's what they look like White House, NYS Governor's OfficeRoosevelt, Fillmore, and Rockefeller all made itbut only FDR and Fillmore made it to the White House. The fourth man pictured is rumored to think he can, too. George Pataki's ch ... More >>
A new documentary digs up a forgotten post-punk TV classic and a lost cultural moment
Placebo frees maggot brains; Uncle Jam's ass doesn't follow
Whatcha celebratin' for?
Prof's soul story subsumes civil rights and black power in gospel vision
Getting to Spring With a Credit Card and a MetroCard
Tragicomic Masterpieces Go Unheard
Twenty-One Reissues Prove Space Is Still Sun Ra's Place