Better Than: Witch Mountain.
One of the greatest delights of concert-going is being blown away by a band who's not the headliner. This is exactly what happened to us at Saint Vitus on Friday when Royal Thunder, from Atlanta, played second in a lineup of four bands and made all who performed afterwa ... More >>
Halloween on a Wednesday. It was a massive bummer before Sandy came and took a shit all over it. It makes sense if you've not yet picked out a costume. We've got some last minute, music-inspired costume suggestions. All of them are awful, maybe. But after all that's gone down these last few days, ex ... More >>
Against Me! w/The Cult, The Icarus Line
Friday, June 8
Better than: Being stuck in pre-tunnel traffic on a Megabus that was supposed to have left Philly at 3:30? (R.I.P. Chinatown buses.) Sorry, sorry. Better than... um, any other rawk band working right now?
The critical indifference ... More >>
Just in the nick of timei.e., right before "Girls, Girls, Girls" dipped below the "20% of all music played in strip clubs everywhere" thresholdthe Déjà Vu chain of strip clubs brought Motley Crue's Vince Neil on board to rebrand one of their Las Vegas locations as Vince Neil's Girls, ... More >>
Guns N' Roses ca. 1987: If nothing else, that pouf should be immortalized for eternity. The Cure, Eric B. & Rakim, and Guns N' Roses are among the new-to-the-ballot artists on the list for for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2012, announced this morning; they join previous nominees ... More >>
Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Queen Latifah, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and Shaggy have all been announced as headliners for the 2011 series of Brooklyn Concerts, which are split evenly between the Martin Luther King Concert Series (held at Wingate Field) and the Seaside Summer Concert Series ... More >>
Money, honey. The "Hallmark holiday for music nerds" festivities of Record Store Day are a little less than 36 hours past, and as predicted, the speculators and collectors were out in full force on Saturday. And some of them are already seeing returns on their waiting-in-line investments! eBa ... More >>
No.Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... More >>
"OK, I might actually be a witch." Pics by Rob, more below.Florence and the Machine
Monday, November 1
Better Outfits Than: The costumes everyone else wears on Halloween.
I refuse to see any more Harry Potter movies unless Florence Welch joins the cast, traipsing around Hogwarts ... More >>
Michael Lohan's engaged, the guy who stalked David Letterman found love, the freaky Catholics from The DaVinci Code make me want to forget about their crazy Jesus anal beads and rock out some Bill Withers. Also, kilts. Hey, look, gossip! From a gossip blogger! Presenting your Wednesday Gossip ... More >>
Photos by John Burlage
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Saturday, January 17
Jemina Pearl is one of the few world-class rock 'n rollers right now, especially if you factor in her age or breed--that is, riot grrrls, or riot anyone, who want the world and have the confidence, wit and sound t ... More >>