Teeth Mountain on Judge Judy, for old time's sake.
So, Teeth Mountain, the band that appeared on Judge Judy to settle a case of smashed TV's and the untimely (alleged) death of Trips the Cat, is headlining Silent Barn tonight. Ironically, despite the group's self-destructive tendencies, their mus ... More >>
In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman?
Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, Carol Cooper writes about Italian stadium pop star Jovanotti.
Michael Downes introduces Antibalas offspring Fu-Arkist-Ra.
Adam Ganderson digs into the toxic stew you ignore and finds No, Pollution, who are defiantly not on Twitter.
In Film, Scot ... More >>
That's the message of this week's column, in which Jeff Daniels--currently in the rom-com The Answer Man--tells me that when he worked with Jack ages ago in Terms of Endearment, he was amazed to learn that the superstar isn't always the answer man himself.
Daniels also tells me about whether he's g ... More >>
In the next column, I talk to Jeff Daniels about his new movie The Answer Man, but also about Broadway's Tony winning God of Carnage, in which he costars with James Gandolfini in a rare stage role. I had heard that Gandolfini wanted to do everything imaginable to not dominate the play p.r.-wise and ... More >>
The Deutsche Bank fire is Mayor Bloomberg's "defining debacle," says Wayne Barrett, "a failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency, revealed in one law enforcement report or news story after another." But with the help of a complaisant press, the Mayor's getting off the hook.
Asked why ... More >>
The Tony Award nominees have just been announced. The best musical nominees are Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Shrek the Musical. (Rock of Ages being a jukebox musical, its place in the Best Score category was taken by 9 to 5; [title of show] replaced it in the Best Book list.) Best ... More >>
The Greatest: a mourning-family turkey with all the trimmings
What is the shape and size of a human soul? Does it look like a chickpea? A gumdrop? A pet rock? And if you could somehow extract your soul from your body, what would be left? Would you still be you? These are among the concerns taken u ... More >>