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The CBGB biopic is out this week, and with it, the collective sound of every living old punk groaning. As we wrote in the review, this thing is a real stinker--a mostly turgid, boring-as-hell, campy slog. There's a lot the film misses, but that's forgivable, we suppose: It's hard to wrap up that muc ... More >>
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Pumpkin Ale. Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Pumpkin Pie. Whatever your fall vice may be, pumpkins don't have to be all of them. In fact, if you haven't had a chance to strap on some lederhosen, this weekend is a good time to catch some last minute Oktoberfest fever. Here's a look at a few ways to ring in Oct ... More >>
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
Another of the dwindling weekends of summer is upon us. Here's a look at what's in store:
It's only Monday, but shit has already hit the fan at Afropunk HQ. A second wave of performers was supposed to be announced on the festival's website on Wednesday, but this morning one miscommunication led to another, and now they've accidentally been posted two days early. Twin Shadow is one of the ... More >>
He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.
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 >>
Galactic do four nights in Brooklyn
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. Galactic Brooklyn Bowl 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 >>
Afro-punks rule at this skate park
And roll for liberation
Vivid art-rockers Apollo Heights craft 'soul songs for people who hate our music'
Vernon Reid remembers the seminal black artist and activist
Reality TV spawns spin-offs: Wannabes compete for spots and hope to become Mega Stars
Lots of heretofore unthinkable cover versions assure first place for the little British guy
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Looking for Uncle Jazz at the 2002 JVC Something-or-Other Festival
Hip-Hop and R&B Artists MIA in Music Industry Struggle
Dusty Springfield, 19391999