Why must a world-class star be hung up on some twerp?
The wedding invitations are coming in fast now, and although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree are great: food and alcohol. I can live like the lord of the event center, alternating between sips of coffe ... More >>
Thank god for Marty Markowitz, possibly the only lovable politician left in New York. Today, the Brooklyn borough president released a soundtrack to rebuilding a Sandy-shattered Coney Island on Spotify. It's got Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Brooklynite synth-addicts Matt and Kim, and the Beasti ... More >>
Just in time for the Oscars, along comes You Like Me, the riotous recreation of celebrity awards acceptance speeches, created by Michael Schulman and Rachel Shukert. Next Saturday night at Ars Nova--the night before the actual Oscars--you will gag to the procession of performers re-enacting the gra ... More >>
"I Will Survive" was one of the landmark songs of the disco era--an anthem of defiance and strength in the face of one of those horrible men disco songs were always getting dramatic about. Gloria Gaynor took that ditty to the top of the charts all over the globe with her powerful (yet extremely dan ... More >>
Remember the album cutthe track deep on a disc that fans knew best, that only cool radio stations would play? Like so many cherished things from before the iTunes era, it's essentially extinct. My evidence for this bold and seemingly facile statement isn't the steady, well-chronicled disappe ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Here are my top 10 bouts of musical rage. If you disagree with me, I'll be furious! (10) "We're Not Gonna Take It"--Twisted Sister Infectious anger at its most rollicking. I always felt this song was the musical equivalent of "I'm mad as hell" from Network.
Method Man w/ Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fiend & Cornerboy, Marcus Manchild, and more Best Buy Theater Friday, October 14 Better than: Hanging out in my own living room (barely). Last time Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. rolled through Manhattan on the Smoker's Club tour (sans Method Man), both ... More >>
Joan MarcusMillion Dollar Quartet has proven that by throwing together a low-budget show with actors imitating four music legends (in this case Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins), the tourists will come and you can make lots of cash while nabbing some acclaim and even a To ... More >>
Where the soundtrack is more Jock Jams than Red State
The fight for the right to be fat, queer, and proud
Dance music's all grown up at the Dance Music Hall of Fame
Whistling and walking away with a ham in Central Italy