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Paul Simon gets a tribute
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Getting back to the business of making people dance
Some DJs are quiet, let-the-music-do-the-talking types, but not Jonathan Toubin. Interviewed for this week's Voice profile, the 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty host was enthusiastic and opinionated, generating a novella's worth of transcript. More highlights from our conversation are below, as Toub ... More >>
Eleanor LoganCertainly you've heard that New York's very own soul-and-rock DJ Jonathan Toubin was injured in a freak accident where a taxi crashed into his Portland hotel room and landed on top of him while he slept. As the kind of guy who knows all his local bodega owners, DJs in four states in six ... More >>
As you have presumably by now heard, New York Night Train host and DJ Jonathan Toubin was injured last week when a car crashed into his Portland hotel room. On Friday, Brooklyn Bowl will host a benefit concert for Toubin with performanes by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash, Tunde Ad ... More >>
Woe betide anyone who actually bought this recordFor weeks, scared rock journos could avoid participating in this important "Are You Smarter Than a Rock Critic?" pop-quiz shame exercise by blocking our AIM name or not picking up their cell phones. But this week is SXSW! The yearly blowout whe ... More >>
Butthole Surfers Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, December 31, 2010 Better Than: Sharing a flask of warm champagne and a handful of stale gorp at the Phish show. Upon getting jostled and stage-squished for about the seventh time, my friend turns to me and says, "After midnight, everyone ... More >>
Monarch, doing their slow-shriek thing. Photos by Phil, more below, including one that's not particularly SFW.Monarch/Tinsel Teeth Cake Shop Friday, November 12 Better than: The usual noise-rock sausage-fest. So Friday night, French doom-metal quintet Monarch brought their first U.S. tour t ... More >>
So the gleeful journalism-destroyers over at the sports blog Deadspin have declared this Deadspin Music Week, and included a delightful tale of irascible Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes' inspired performance last month during a comedy show at the Bell House. Invited as a surprise guest ... More >>
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Who's really behind the scheme to make American Ballet Theatre honorary chairman Caroline Kennedy junior Senator from New York? All signs point to Bloomberg, says Wayne Barrett, who follows the chain of twisted arms from Camelot to the Mayor's office. (See also Barrett's blog posts on the Kennedy as ... More >>
My review this week is of a new Egyptian seafood spot in Bay Ridge, Asmak Taama, which brings the tally to three such places in the immediate vicinity. The best appetizer was an engaging dish of fried eggplant poached in tomato sauce with hot green chiles: Here are Butthole Surfers front ... More >>
Salvia divinorum is a powerful herb that figures in hundreds of scholarly articles. It's also a medium for shamanistic exploration and getting fucked up. In our prohibitionist culture, you can imagine how this would play out: scientists look to exploit the herb for treatment, and politicians look ... More >>
They're collaborating with teenagers now. Terrible idea. Wonderful idea.
On the delightful menagerie of brazen Rocks Off promoter Jake Szufnarowski
Industrial idols better at tragedy than comedy
Michael Azerrad Chronicles Indie Rock His Way