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Stew rocks 54 Below
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Lady GaGa has name-checked them in a song, and they've opened for the likes of KISS and the New York Dolls. With seals of approval from some of New York's most sleaze-happy glam acts, the aptly named Dirty Pearls are making good with their hometown and representing its rock 'n' roll heart in the mos ... More >>
When a CD starts with "Belial, Behemoth, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Satanas, Lucifer ... Hail Satan, Archangelo," and features the song titles "Per Aspera ad Inferi" (From Hardship to Hell) and "Depth of Satan's Eyes," it begs the question: "Is your band promoting Satanism?" Said query was directed at a ... More >>
Excerpted from the book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, published by It Books and available May 14 New York is a music mecca—the Brill Building, Broadway, street performers, subway buskers, the Metropolitan opera—but it's not known for its abundance of successful ... More >>
Justin Bieber makes the Barclays Center go pop
Despite every living rapper seemingly being just a phone call away, Miami radio personality/record executive/professional shouter DJ Khaled has never once put out a good album. He's been 0-for-5 (yes, DJ Khaled has released five albums), and Kiss the Ring, his sixth record, is on the horizon. Khal ... More >>
Lady Antebellum get mushy at Radio City Music Hall
On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the "adult urban contemporary" radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto "One Family, One Station, Our Voice," with several Kiss-FM p ... More >>
That's according to his Kiss band member (and onetime roommate) Ace Frehley in Frehley's new book, No Regrets. Writes Ace: "Fastidious if not downright anal in his professional life, Gene was an utter mess in his personal life. "As I quickly discovered, Gene was an epic slob."
You may remember the long long tongue of frontman Gene Simmons of Kiss -- who has since become a slatternly reality-show star. Rumors at the time suggested that he had had a cow tongue grafted onto his own. But take a minute to examine the splendid cow tongue currently being offered at Prune ... More >>
Lucinda in Ithica, very much doing a Diane Keaton sort of thing. Lucinda Williams Webster Hall Saturday, March 12 Better Than: The "80s Prom Night" party going on next door. You know what you don't see 'round these parts that often? Drummers coming out onstage rocking a washboard. Not that Luci ... More >>
Look, he's blowing you a kiss. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Prince Izod Center Wednesday, December 15 Let's break with format and jump straight to the set list, since that's what you're curious about, right?
Meet country rap's 300-pound, ex-golf-pro, road-dawg sensation
It's quite public knowledge that Mariah Carey enjoys a tipple or two. Now, the singer and recently acclaimed actress (for her role in Precious) is launching a Champagne brand. Carey tweeted recently that she is releasing her own rose bubbly called Angel Champagne. [NY Daily News] Cognac sal ... More >>
The Stooges, who patiently rocked behind Iggy while beer bottles flew at the Michigan Theater in the late 60s and early 70s, have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rendering the honor bittersweet is guitarist Ron Asheton's death earlier this year, and music in general. Also ... More >>
You know the words. Now it's time to sing them.
In the week we talked Charlie Gibson into saying our name, twice, we apparently made fun of the Hold Steady for being middle-aged, although that wasn't really exactly what we meant to say. Right wingers still really hate Janeane Garofalo, huh? Other interviews: Smog's Bill Callahan on his new Somet ... More >>
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in Par ... More >>
Click here to read my interview with Kiss legend Gene Simmons about his new book on prostitution (which he wrote without ever having used a whore—much as I once did an article about Staten Island without having been there. PS: I went there since and everything I wrote turned out to be true.). Thin ... More >>
Paying tribute to Leonard Cohen and the BeeGees
crappy photo of Mark Arm and 2/3 YLT, last Tuesday night by Cami D Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell's All the Covers, the Special Guests, the Mix CDs. . . So far. by Jesse Jarnow It is maybe no accident how perfectly Yo La Tengo's gear tucks into the dimensions of the Maxwell's stage, thei ... More >>
Breezy, exhilarating sounds to mask South American strife
Talking with John Mikl Thor, rock gladiator
Cake Shop's very evil geniuses want you to stay the night
Austin band dies wanting to be the best dog in your show
Rod Stewart finds a brand-new batch of catchy and literate songs he can put his mark on
What to wear until the election
Left of the Dial
Have Your Gramm and Glam It Too
Country Cuts the Crap
Limelight's updated layout is sort of like Jocelyne Wildenstein's new face not better or worse, just different.