[Ed. Note: In Please Enjoy Responsibly, columnist Raymond Cummings tracks down the best noise music of the month, while keeping an eye out for the best of recent months and saluting noise triumphs of yesteryear.] There's no pleasant way to say this, so I'll just say it: if I didn't know better, I'd ... More >>
[Ed. Note: In Please Enjoy Responsibly, columnist Raymond Cummings tracks down the best noise music of the month, while keeping an eye out for the best of recent months and saluting noise triumphs of yesteryear.] See also: The Best Noise Music in June: York Factory Complaint and Maurizio Bianchi
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Andrew W.K. tickles the ivories
Halloween in New York really is the most wonderful time of the year, and this year, it gets started a bit early--and runs all week long. Here's a selection of the city's more intriguing Halloween bashes that incorporate food and drink, celebrate the human DIY spirit, and steer clear of the parade.
About three-fourths of the way through our phone interview, Travis Morrison admits he's hungover. "We had a housewarming party last night," says the charismatic frontman for recently reunited indie stalwarts the Dismemberment Plan, "and I get really, really drunk at my own parties. It's probably not ... More >>
He's been burned before, like when his Liberace film--directed by his Oscar winning self and starring two Oscar winners--couldn't manage to green lit from a single studio because it was too gay or something! So it'll be on TV! So Steven Soderbergh has every right to be pissed. And he's laid out ju ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
So says Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh, who peddled Behind The Candelabra--with Michael Douglas as flaming pianist Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover--all around Hollywood for years. Despite that A-list lineup, Soderbergh says every single studio told him the exact same thing: " ... More >>
The hairy, feathery lady comic was a riot, whether making fun of her hatchet face, her drooping boobies, or her sagging knees. The reality is she was actually kind of attractive, but she did the shtick for laughs, and even turned into some kind of feminist in the process, especially when she dresse ... More >>
Last night, I saw Chimichangas and Zoloft, a play by Fernanda Coppel about two Mexican-American families with some secrets, sexual awakenings, laughs, trickery, and deep depressions. Gayness or bisexuality pops up in three of the five characters, which is not as rampant as I'd like, but it's a pret ... More >>
Came the release: "After seven years of writing, re-writing, fine tuning, and revelatory readings, Alexander DeJong's opulent and lush Liberace musical, All That Glitters will be presented in its pre-Broadway workshop from Tuesday, May 8 through Friday, May 11 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center." Seve ... More >>
It's for sale for $13.5 million, and it must be because Liberace clearly came back from the dead to do all the decorating. Who knew Christina was possessed by a deceased gay man? Thanks to Carla Jo Bailey for the tip.
The cookbook displayed in the window of MXYPLYZYK, against a backdrop of hamburger greeting cards and Ritz boxes. Help the Goth, Vamp, or just plain cynic on your list have a very morbid Christmas by picking up a copy of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook by radio personality and raconteur Frank ... More >>
Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgottenWhile celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>
Come on, it won't kill you! Sirius/XM OutQ host Frank DeCaro has laid them all out for you in his brand-new Dead Celebrity Cookbook, which is filled with all sorts of famous fricassees and stellar ceviches. At DeCaro's book party at P.J. Clarke's last night, thrown by CBS Watch! magazine, I asked ... More >>
:It's Norma Desmond time. I've been going through my inventory and finding lots of instances were I stuck my face in photos with celebrities at various parties (often when they were hosting bashes for me or vice versa). Humor me and enjoy these images of yours truly with: *Liberace (above ... More >>
Oscar winner Michael Douglas is playing bejeweled homosexual pianist and frou-frou wearer Liberace (above) in Steven Soderbergh's film of the same name, and considering the pedigree here, it could be as major as the keys Liberace's glissandos usually took place in. Douglas seems like heaven- ... More >>
In her new book titled "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch," Little House's Nellie Oleson, Alison Arngrim, talks about how inspiringly close she and costar Melissa Gilbert were--and still are! But it was Melissa Sue Anderson who was the bad fairy on the prairie.
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
Relics of better, more mirrored times, these disco balls can be yours for the starting bid of $1,000. The woman, swaddled in ankle-length furs and trailing two sullen pre-teens in her considerable wake, bustled up to the reservationist's lectern in Tavern on the Green's entry way. "We want t ... More >>
Tavern on the GreenTavern on the Green is preparing to hold the restaurant auction to end all restaurant auctions on Jan. 13-15, and Nation's Restaurant News has helpfully provided a slide show of some of the goods that will be up for sale. From the looks of it, Tavern's material possessions ... More >>
If I wanted to see an Oscar winner make out with a nominee, it would probably be Kathy Bates and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I'll settle for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who will be locking lips in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic about flaming pianist Liberace and his boyfriend the sewer (I m ... More >>
viaFor anyone below a certain age or taste level, let me explain what a Liberace was. He was a sequined-and-feathered swish queen who played a mean classical piano in the grand style, entertaining millions in concert and on TV all while trying to distract people from the fact that he was a giant pou ... More >>
On last night's O'Reilly Factor, Bill alerted us that there are "embarrassing" pictures of American Idol flamer Adam Lambert on the Internet. Those would be the photos that have been circulating for months now of Adam, be-glittered and purple-haired, smooching with another one of his lot. Note how O ... More >>
Two fluffy legends appear in the same room--even in the same frame--in this YouTube treasure: campy classical pianist Liberace and feathery standup comic/sitdown ivory tinkler Phyllis Diller, who is sort of his butch counterpart, with funkier hair and less jewelry. Imploding gender expectations on L ... More >>
Faye Dunaway did Joan Crawford even better than Crawford herself, but did you know she did Mae West too? I mean played her! In 2002's The Calling (video title: Man of Faith), feisty Faye showed up as the aging sexpot befriended by evangelist Leroy Jenkins in this highly bizarre "true story." Check o ... More >>
The AP wire service was recently dropped by some papers because they can't afford it anymore, the stories are already posted on the AP site, and besides, they obviously leave shit out! As my friend, the gay watchdog Rex Wockner, points out, the AP obit for acerbic fashion critic Mr. Blackwell curiou ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 27, 1957, Vol. III, No. 5 Straight A's Make Solid Marriages Not only a handsome income but marital bliss (unless it's quiet desperation) is the lot of the "straight-A" student, according to an NYU survey. The universit ... More >>
Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.
Nope, this has nothing to do with New York. But it's Morrissey in Alabama. And since SOTC crack correspondent Rob Trucks was already on the scene, we had to have him report back. Morrissey July 19 Alabama Theatre Morrissey Visits The Dentist For The First Time Since Viva Hate And Plays A Show ... More >>
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