For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Our measly 30 minutes of free Sochi live stream on nbc.com has long since run out. Even the gym is beginning to catch on to the fact that we've been creeping along on the treadmill just to watch couples' figure skating. We might be missing Johnny Weir's inspired outfits, but there's still plenty of ... More >>
The Halftime Show turns 15
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
If you want to see what alternative R&B will look like in 2013—if the term itself, which already looks sort of old fart-y, still exists—you should check out Los Angeles-based musicians Inc. and Kelela at (le) poisson rouge tonight for "A No World Takeover." The songs on Inc.'s full-lengt ... More >>
In her autobiography I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone recalled the Greenwich Village of the '50s and '60s as a scene where beboppers, folkies, blues devotees and bohemians of all stripes would seek out their music in close proximity. Decades later, Winter Jazzfest takes stock of a new historical mo ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best concerts in NYC this week.
"It's kind of a blast that comes out of nowhere," is how Jeff Conaway, drums- pulverizing overlord for New York City's brutally loud instro-mental skuzz beasts the Psychic Paramount describes the chaotic scene when the trio erupts into ear-bleeding crusher "Intro/Sp" live in concert. But being rip-f ... More >>
Kindness (le) Poisson Rouge Thursday, May 17 Better than: You. Adam Bainbridge, mastermind of UK electro project Kindness, is a cool guy, but he might be just a little too cool for his own good. Last night at (le) Poisson Rougewhere Kindness made its New York City debutBainbridge fir ... More >>
Not your grandma's bingo
Julia Holter (le) poisson rouge Tuesday, March 6 Better than: A night at the symphony. In the 1980s, New York icon Laurie Anderson charted the territory between contemporary classical and pop with records made for the art world but in possession of a mainstream sensibility, and performances made ... More >>
Looking for a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday NoLa style? We've got a few suggestions:
Let all the children boogie
Fucked Up Presents David Comes to Life (le) poisson rouge Monday, November 14 Better than: That start-to-finish performance of Pocket Full of Kryptonite at Brooklyn Bowl last month. It took all of about 40 minutesor, considering the context, until the end of Side Bfor Damian " ... More >>
Crystal Ark w/Light Asylum, GHE20 G0TH1K DJs (le) poisson rouge Thursday, October 13 Better than: Any dance party that doesn't come with hired vogue-queens. "People don't dance no more," quipped a fellow patron at last night's Crystal Ark show at Le Poisson Rouge. Those that overheard laugh ... More >>
Jon Brion (le) poisson rouge Tuesday, October 4 Better than: Practicing Universal Interconnectivity. "As you might have noticed already, I'm OK with stupid." Jon Brionthe Grammy nominated film score composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalisthad just teased the crow ... More >>
The website's blowout is about good vibrations, not big names
Photo by Lynette Astaire for Bust magazineIt's just too irresistible, with its blend of genders and genitals, saucy humor and body parts. Straights get off on the risque entertainment, and gays like it too--in fact, it's the only time they've been known to applaud stripping females. And so, ... More >>
Panda Bear Listening Party for Tomboy Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Billy Ray Cyrus discovering that Hannah Montana was just a figment of his imagination. Panda Bear fans are the Justin Bieber fans of the indie universe. While "Beliebers" attended the star's movie Never ... More >>
Stretch, presiding. Pics by Puja.The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Reunion Show Le Poisson Rouge Thursday, February 10 Better Than: Standing around and listening to rap with a couple hundred ex-backpackers in any other setting. "We would go up to the station to hang out with our friends," s ... More >>
'Twas a week of profound excitement undercut by crushing disappointment, all swirling around the same event: LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden. It was announced. People got excited. A Wednesday-morning presale line wrapped around the Lower East Side. But a lot people got shut out. Then came ... More >>
A hugely influential hip-hop radio show reunites onstage
A cabaret double-header
Lykke Li (Le) Poisson Rouge December 1, 2010 Better Than: Your standard overpraised Swedish pop starlet. The Swedish ingénue-cum-big-deal Lykke Li is a little bit of a thing. No more than five feet tall, she fills a space like someone twice that size. At Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday night she ... More >>
Behold, your hand-picked guide for what to do this weekend... organized by neighborhood! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Neighborhood: Williamsburg Party: No Way Back DJs: The Hardy Boyz, Kimyon Huggins Highlights: The "boyz", better known as Turntable Lab affiliates and warriors of the night Lloydski, ... More >>
Please don't fuck them up. Pics by JW Byer, more below.Shout Out Out Out Out Le Poisson Rouge Tuesday, November 2 Better Than: Again, watching the election results. (Sorry, but it's true.) It's taking everything in me not to make a joke about the gratuitous use of Outs in Shout Out Out Out ... More >>
Revive Da Live brings in both crowds . . . very, very carefully
Returning tonight to the Abrons Arts Center is the Joshua Light Show, a/k/a the guy who, during the '60s and '70s, popularized gloopy, Technicolor, acid-brewed concert projections and, oh yeah, worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Who, and other sweet dudes. Yes in My Backyard-pick itsnotyouit ... More >>
Unless you regard yourself as a ticket-scalping monger, you must accept that a Friday roundup begins with four sadly inaccessible sold-out shows: Caribou, Sleigh Bells, Local Natives, and Broken Social Scene. Fortunately, this gives you the opportunity to revel in some well-earned "I'm on a Boat" ... More >>
Salute. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week we finally got to unleash the initial Siren Festival details on the world (July 17! 10th anniversary! Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem! Totally free!), we celebrated Cinco De Mayo like Anna Wintour, Pharrell, a ... More >>
Omnivorous electronic headphone music for days, but don't try to dance to it
No band-name nonsense from Roman CandleSeems like you strike out thrice today with sold-out shows (the Thermals, the Whitest Boy Alive, and the Specials), but considering the good vibes of 4/20, it shouldn't matter. First, take a deep breath, because finally, here's an appropriate, sensical b ... More >>
"Yeah, this is English Breakfast tea. No biggie."James Murphy, a/k/a the Musto-bashing raconteur known as LCD Soundsystem, takes over Webster Hall tonight for yet another "secret show." Should you fail to snag a ticket, head to Le Poisson Rouge for the quivering break-up folk of Dorian Wood ( ... More >>
One of Fabolous' 23 victims. (Note: number is approximate.)Well, we survived another April Fool's Day, a/k/a the worst Internet day of the year, casting aside this year's wan hoaxes and getting to the good stuff: Fucked Up, sued by an energy-drink juggernaut for bad-mouthing SXSW? Hilarious! ... More >>
With homemade stringed instruments, atonal computer blips, and a name inspired by the third-cutest Pokemon, Micachu & the Shapes will perform tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Joining them are Tanlines, a group of YouTube enthusiasts who compose physically impossible Latin grooves bathed in batches of ... More >>
Tonight, Joanna Newsom spares you her baby/grandma coos -- her first New York outing in support of her new triple album, Have One on Me, is sold out at Town Hall, as is the Scissor Sisters show at Bowery Ballroom. So with the two biggest concerts of the night beyond reach, and with all those ... More >>
Considering it's Saint Patrick's Day and you've already had a few hours' head start on the drinking festivities, show some support at the Knitting Factory's fundraiser for the not-for-profit City Reliquary Museum, which houses otherwise overlooked artifacts from subway tokens to L-train paint ... More >>
Tonight, creepy dubstep producer Shackleton headlines Dub War at Love -- the genre gets even darker thanks to his unexpected silences and evil whisperings in between all that bass wobble. WARP's Eskmo and Eprom are also scheduled to play, along with Dubwar residents Joe Nice and Dave Q, among ... More >>
There's only one lyric you need to know for Tuesday night: "So like a pimp I'm pimpin'/I got a boat to eat shrimp in." Yes, "Shake Your Rump," among other Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys classics, will be performed by esteemed essayists and rap aficionados Das Racist at Cameo. Continuing this t ... More >>
?uestlove dedicates this warehouse party to MLK
Yup, this photo was taken in 2009, by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week Chuck Schumer became a bike-riding, Williamsburg Pool Party-saving hipster man of the people, we roamed far and wide over his most precious borough, from an Obama Fried Chicken in Brownsville to the very likely defunct N8 to the ... More >>
This is why this man gets work with FOX News. Fucked Up photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week everybody dressed like some version of themselves from 15 years ago--or just said fuck it and went all in and pretended to be a giant bag of cocaine--we killed worthless punk nostalgia dead at that Vic ... More >>
Fuquan7777Broadcast get all shy. CREDITBroadcast/The Atlas Sound (Le) Poisson Rouge Tuesday, October 20 Two trippy, languid, insular headphone bands -- best appreciated in private, while wearing a Snuggie and high on mushrooms -- offered back to back at a crowded CMJ show, with pristine soun ... More >>
More artists, writers, and performers on next week's presidential election here. I wish factory farms were being discussed more. Someone like Governor Palin, it's very easy for environmentalists and activists to rally against her because she goes out and kills her own moose and shoots wolves from ... More >>
Two downtown musicians open a downtown club