The Melvins--immortal avant-metal overlords of cataclysmic, stadium-sized riffage, double-drum devastation and deliciously diabolical yelping--are the freakishly genius punk crushers that the late Kurt Cobain wished to high hell his band Nirvana could be. While Melvins idolizer Cobain is long gone, ... More >>
Better Than: "Thinking about dying alone" If you saw Majical Cloudz play before they signed to Matador in February, it probably felt like you were watching an awkwardly mesmerizing high school talent show performance. Perhaps you were used to the Devon Welsh who sits in the back of your history cla ... More >>
Data startup Locu confirmed a long-standing hypothesis: Hipsters love Pabst Blue Ribbon, which until now was only thought to be a favored cheap brew. The menu management company analyzed data from more than one million venues and found which neighborhoods in San Francisco and New York City serve the ... More >>
Not every band can say they fled the merciless grip of a natural disaster while tracking the songs for their next record, but that's exactly what happened to The Thermals while they were in the studio with Desperate Ground. While recording their forthcoming release (and their first in three years) ... More >>
The San Diego band bring mature, but not fussy, rock anthems to 4Knots
Last night, the James Beard Foundation's winner's list was completed--the media awards were over the weekend and listed here yesterday. In addition to major excitement over the first ever Outstanding Bar Program award other highlights included a tie for Best Chef Southeast (a hot dining destination ... More >>
The ridiculously large and delicious Italian roast beef hero at Fiore's House of Quality in Hoboken Colin F. Asks: I'm a fan of hot Italian heros, those big sloppy sandwiches with meatballs, sausages, and veal cutlets in them topped with melted cheese. But I've been wondering for a long time, what ... More >>
Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>
The pulled pork sandwich may be Legal Beans' only actual barbecue offering -- but it depends on how you define BBQ. The New York area is filled with barbecue fanatics who will travel almost any distance to check out a new 'cue emporium, and it's a rare place that escapes the notice of smok ... More >>
Snooki would approve.New York's Vendy Awards is adding a new category this year: New Jersey food trucks. Three competitors from the Garden State have been entered, including Taco Truck and the vegan Cinnamon Snail, from Hoboken; and Jersey City's Two Pitas in a Pod.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>
Del VecchioNew Jersey state Senate candidate and ex-judge Kenneth Del Vecchio premiered his latest film The Life Zone, in association with his Justice For All Productions, on Saturday at the Hoboken Film Festival, which he co-founded and chairs. The movie, an anti-abortion twist on the Saw fr ... More >>
Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez knows how to have a fiestaYesterday Fonda chef Roberto Santibañez told us all about his new cookbook, Truly Mexican. Today the busy man tells us about what's next in store. Hint: Mexican sandwiches.
Rebecca MarxMamoun's, that stalwart of Lower Manhattan falafel consumption, it taking its chickpeas to New Jersey. Hussam Chater, who owns Mamoun's with his brothers, tells us that the restaurant opened a new outpost yesterday in Hoboken. Located at 502 Washington Street, it offers the same m ... More >>
Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's in December. Photo by Liz Clayton.We'd heard rumors of this last week, and yesterday, the band made it official--Hoboken humanitarians and all around good humans Yo La Tengo will be playing a hastily organized benefit for Japan this Wednesday at Maxwell's. Tickets are ... More >>
The morcela and broccoli rabe hero at City Sandwich A sandwich shop featuring Italian-Portuguese fusion may sound like a funny idea, except the flavoring scheme and raw materials of the two cuisines have plenty of overlap. And don't forget, the Portuguese and Italians lived side-by-side on e ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
NC garage titans emote pain, but mostly on weekends
Might not be XXX or nothin' but, y'know, nudity. Man, if you really wanna one-up all those chumps lucky enough to have tickets for Girls/Real Estate Friday night at Bowery Ballroom, you'd head out to see 'em at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight, except that show is sold out too, so forget I said anyth ... More >>
Per its publicity arm, the Taco Truck has officially launched, and is now roving the streets of Hoboken and Jersey City, selling "sustainably responsible" Mexican staples like tacos, tortas, tamales, and sopas. While the truck's commitment to green practices -- it's outfitted with recycling ... More >>
Exposing patronage at a watchdog agency
Hoboken's finest keep turning inside out, keep beating your ass
We know homemade fireworks are illegal in this town, but we were hoping that, with tourism down this summer, they might go a little easier on 4th of July street pyrotechnics. Alas, Mayor Bloomberg and the cops remain on our ass about it -- in fact they're even against rooftop parties to watch the Ma ... More >>
The remarkable emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 preoccupied news outlets. Some took a new-media angle. "Hudson Plane Crash & Obama Show Social Media Legitimacy," bragged WebProNews, and everyone swooned over the twitpic of the fallen jet taken by Janis Krums from a rescue ferry. Reporte ... More >>
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