Some info gathered from last week's Dita Von Teese Q&A we ran: 1) She has a personal corset trainer. 2) She's abandoned her quest to have the world's smallest waist. 3) As such, she's no longer "lacing," a painful practice we won't describe here because even thinking about it makes it hard for us to ... More >>
Dita Von Teese might be offended when we call her the Founding Mother of Modern Burlesque, but the shoe fits. Teese spent the 1990s dragging striptease back from the grimy brink of tawdriness, recovering a lost, pre-war world of fan dance glamor. So if you've enjoyed a burlesque show in the last 20 ... More >>
Wear fishnets and dance to Icona Pop
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Support live music and check out one of these 10 shows this week.
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 >>
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These 10 concerts were chosen "Best of Weekend" by a robot made of melted down vinyl copies of Black Sabbath's Paranoid and the guts of old tube amplifiers. Make it happy. Go out into that good night.
Better Than: It's hard to think of something that this wouldn't be better than. This was one of the wildest shows I've seen at Saint Vitus. It seemed telling that the venue had moved all the tables out of the bar, presumably to make more space for mayhem. See also: The Best Metal Shows in NYC This ... More >>
These are the best metal shows in NYC in April.\m/
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the eight best concerts in NYC this week. And if you don't know, now you know.
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CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>
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2 Chainz, Asher Roth, Ace Hood, Vado, and Gunplay Gramercy Theatre Tuesday, February 21 Better than: Clicking through the 50 best hip-hop jumpsuits. Is a show still a success if the audience has a great time, but never quite figures what's being promoted? Last night at the Gramercy Theatre, a webs ... More >>
Doomtree with F. Stokes Gramercy Theater Thursday, February 16, 2012 Better than: Getting flooded out at the Bowery Ballroom and canceling the show completely.
Pusha T still has it for a reasonable price
Photo by Mindy TuckerLizz Winstead is a wee bit tired. She's been traveling since June 14 with her "Planned Parenthood, I'm Here For You!" Comedy Tour, which has spanned 12 cities and 10 states. Plus she's been working on her upcoming book, out in June of 2012. All this activity "does energiz ... More >>
Don't be alarmed if you wear an ICP shirt to Union Pool and I punch you in the face. Seems like a long time since a certain widely maligned, fundamentally ludicrous horrorcore duo and their earnestly intentioned family of facepainted, hatchet-swinging outcast fans were actually reviled. Now, they'r ... More >>
Machine Gun Kelly Gramercy Theater Sunday, May 22 Better than: Going to the gym. Machine Gun Kelly onstage is like a Nintendo character, if someone kept pressing the B button. His feet touch the ground about as often as his knees hit his chest; he looks like he learned to walk on a Dance Dance Re ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithDidn't even have to resort to Google Image Search for this. Fresh off their miraculous return to New York City, Insane Clown Posse are already gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. "We're gonna outdo last year," threatened Violent J when we s ... More >>
Maura JohnstonThe Sgt. Schlepper's Who Needs Hearts Club Band Tour feat. Travie McCoy, Donnis, Black Cards, XV, and Bad Rabbits Gramercy Theatre Tuesday, March 24 Better than: Being broken up with by email. There was apparently some sort of apocalyptic weather going on outside the Gramercy ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithThis dude will fit right in on 29th Street. You'll hear about this one way or another, so might as well be from us. Insane Clown Posse will headline their first Manhattan show in eons at the Gramercy Theater on Friday, April 29. Horrorcore harlequins Violent J and Shaggy 2 ... More >>
And now, a word from Suffocation's Frank Mullen Suffocation/The Faceless/Through the Eyes of the Dead/Decrepit Birth/ Fleshgod Apocalypse/Suppressed Theory Gramercy Theatre Saturday, October 16 Better Than: Taking an actual beating. Jesus H. Christ. There was a time (I'm not gonna say I remembe ... More >>
Have seen you seen this man?In the week we wondered if it was still possible to sell out in 2010 (short answer: no), we also found ourselves introduced to the horrific new term "rape gaze," about which the less that's now said, the better. Cleanse your palate with the six best things you can ... More >>
Tom Gabriel Warrior, on to the next phase. Pics by Daniel, more below.Triptykon/1349/Yakuza/Immolith Gramercy Theatre Wednesday, October 6 I admit I groaned upon learning that New Jersey's Immolith would open the otherwise killer lineup of Yakuza, 1349, and Triptykon at Gramercy Theatre la ... More >>
But don't look for that persona-grooming bassist
Still the jam, right It seems ludicrous that Evanescence has not yet appeared on a Twilight soundtrack, but there's two sequels to go, and Amy Lee's grandiosely maudlin goth-pop monolith seems to be revving up again after several lifetimes' worth of intra-band calamity. They're at the Grand Ballro ... More >>
Pretty light evening tonight. If you're the sort who'd be into seeing Soulfly at Blender Theater at Gramercy, we suspect you already know about it. If you must go out, the fantastic Fela Kuti musical, the imaginatively titled Fela!, starts previews tonight for a mid-November opening on Broadway. Her ... More >>
Jay-Z Blender Theater at Gramercy Wednesday, Sept. 9 Man it's a lot of fun standing in a mob of people angrily chanting "Fuck T-Pain!" Yes, Jay played a "secret" MySpace/DJ Hero show 48 hours before a slightly more publicized Madison Square Garden charity gig, but, Auh!, that's just the sort of ... More >>
Sam HorineIn the week a Brooklyn indie-rock band either did or didn't kick a puppy in Prospect Park (sweat-soaked August news cycle, we see you), we amused ourselves making Rick Ross "Yo Mamma" jokes and watching rap panic take New York as 50 Cent did, and then didn't, shoot your grandmother. ... More >>
photo by Ken PierceMarduk Marduk Gramercy Theater August 15, 2009 Black metal fans rejoiced (or whatever the black metal equivalent of rejoicing is) on Saturday night, as the legendary Swedish band Marduk returned to New York for their first performance here since 2001, preceded by a Friday night ... More >>
We'll run art on Ted Leo when he busts out a floater.If Jack Johnson has taught us anything, it's to never, ever underestimate the sheer marketability of surfing. Obama's entire general election strategy in Hawaii revolved around a single photo-op at the deadly Sandy Beach (see below), just as Johns ... More >>
My, things happen so quickly around here! The moratorium on wisecracks about Michael Jackson's passing has already ended, and it's all thanks to Joan Rivers, the veteran comic who did a Gay Pride Week show at the Gramercy Theatre last night. She even cleverly managed to get a dig in at Cher in the p ... More >>
This barb doll keeps going and going and going
Nate "Igor" SmithFun times at Roxy Cottontail's party. This is what Zach's birthday dinner looked like too. In the week that both Zach and Roxy Cottontail celebrated their birthdays, Rob posted a great moment in Wu-based subway-ad vandalism that became a whole shitload of peoples' Facebook profile ... More >>
Isaac Mizrahi's cabaret show will be fine as long as you don't come
Emo-prog just about as cumbersome as the title