One of rap's most overused cliches is the phrase "my life is like a movie." Significantly much harder to come across are the artists who liken their entire albums to the medium of film. Most recently, Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge teamed up for Twelve Reasons to Die, an album made to sound like ... More >>
Sunday night, the biggest sports-entertainment spectacle of the year, Wrestlemania 29, returns home to the New York/New Jersey area that birthed the event almost 30 years ago. While fans are flying in from all over the world to see such colossal match-ups as John Cena vs. The Rock and Brock Lesnar v ... More >>
SummerStage Honors the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Central Park SummerStage
Tuesday, June 5
Better than: Exercising, which is apparently what you're supposed to be doing in Central Park.
Hendrix was really into covershis live sets were littered with songs by Cream ("Sunshine of Your Love"), Dyla ... More >>
Guitarist Vernon Reid is best known as the leader of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour. Before that, though, he was a fixture on the New York avant-garde scene, blending rock, jazz and noise as a member of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, duetting with Bill Frisell on the albu ... More >>
Intense bass warning.
Friday, June 4
If this was a scene from Treme, it'd play as farce: real New Orleans dudes playing real New Orleans music... in a snazzy, opulent, achingly hip Brooklyn bowling alley. We'd be mocked as clueless, unappreciative cultural tourists who woul ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does
Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
If you haven't figured it out already, Halloween is on a Saturday this year! This means a whole two nights of ghoulish punch, "scary" dance parties, and punny costumes. I've already spotted a few Michael Jacksons and Sarah Palins (SO last year!) walking the streets of the Village, and thought it o ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Chuck Eddy on Michael Jackson's 1991 hated-on-mostly-but-still-plenty-epic Dangerous.
Sound of Breaking Glass
By Chuck Eddy
December 17, 1981
Hey, so how come nobody's compared the fucker to There's a Riot Goin' On?
Well, maybe Rio ... More >>