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Nick Murray: So we're here today to talk about Shut Up and Play the Hits, the new film (out tomorrow and tomorrow only) that captures LCD Soundsystem's final concert and follows the band's frontman, the inimitable James Murphy, as he embarks on what his British, kind of corny manager might have at o ... More >>
Gigantour: Megadeth, Motörhead, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat The Theater At Madison Square Garden Saturday, January 28 Better than: The World Needs a Hero in its entirety tour. Dave Mustaine has spent the better part of this young decade on a mission to restore his image. He's put out a bestselling auto ... More >>
Taylor Swift w/ NeedToBreathe, Danny Gokey Madison Square Garden Tuesday, November 22 Better than: Singing along alone in the office. Taylor Swift closed her Fearless tour before a sold-out football stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where she performed her encore under artificial rain and gave Ju ... More >>
The ageless glam gods of Duran Duran descend to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, not long before wrapping their North American tour in support of All You Need Is Now, the band's 13th studio album. The record, which they made with Mark Ronson, might more accurately have been titled All You ... More >>
Bones found today on Long Island may indicate a ninth victim of the serial killer terrorizing the area. Eight previous corpses were found along Jones and Gilgo Beach, four of which were identified as Craigslist prostitutes, while the rest, found in the past two weeks, have yet to be named. Ar ... More >>
Yes, the Great LCD Soundsystem Retirement Show debacle took another turn over the weekend: Given the profound likelihood that an appalling percentage of the tickets for their April 2nd Madison Square Garden gig are now in the hands of scalpers, the band has announced four Terminal 5 shows to ... More >>
We find ourselves ever more upset by the news that LCD Soundsystem will be calling it quits on April 2nd at Madison Square Garden. Consider this recently recirculating interview Murphy did with Fresh Air's Terry Gross last year: "I've been on a quest for almost the length of this band to just ... More >>
pic by Rob HarvillaFlorence, trying to unlock the Crunked badge with her mind at Terminal 5. Somewhat interesting: the music venue with the most Foursquare check-ins for 2010 was NY-concert airplane hanger Terminal 5, announced on the Foursquare blog earlier this week. This is a global ranking too, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 12, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 32 Who clubbed the clown? By Ron Rosenbaum Wavy Gravy, recovering from amoebic dysentery, tropical fever, opium addiction, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a severe spinal condition, was out of Roosevelt Hosp ... More >>
Kings of Leon Madison Square Garden Tuesday, November 16 Better Than: A Zac Brown Band concert, at the very least, you'd have to think. To say that Kings of Leon's wild success -- here we are, at a packed MSG, not for the first time -- is somewhat mystifying is not an insult, necessarily: You ca ... More >>
When's a good time to clean your building of asbestos? More like when isn't it a good time to clean out your building of asbestos? Unless the basketball season just started and you're the New York Knicks, in which case, what could possibly go wrong?
The Drums, willing to pretend they're paying Madison Square Garden themselves. Photos by Nick, more below.The Drums/Surfer Blood/The Young Friends/The Dewars Webster Hall Wednesday, October 20 Better Than: There were how many performances yesterday? It had to be better than the vast majority ... More >>
Phoenix/Dirty Projectors/Wavves Madison Square Garden Wednesday, October 20 Better Than: Breathing normally This year, the biggest show of CMJ had the biggest secret to keep. I postulated recently -- maybe facetiously -- that this MSG bill fulfilled every part of the psyche. Well, the rampant ... More >>
Have seen you seen this man?In the week we wondered if it was still possible to sell out in 2010 (short answer: no), we also found ourselves introduced to the horrific new term "rape gaze," about which the less that's now said, the better. Cleanse your palate with the six best things you can ... More >>
It's a pretty intense week for visual excess at Madison Square Garden, beginning tonight and tomorrow with Roger Waters doing The Wall in all its stadium-rock glory (with another date Nov. 6) and continuing Friday with Gorillaz, everyone's favorite cartoon band, rolling in with several member ... More >>
Hey, Marty. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week a former member of the Fugees declared his intention to run an entire country, despite his gross lack of qualifications for said job, we started a campaign against him. Sorry 'Clef, but this is ridiculous.
Not again! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we mostly spent anticipating tomorrow's Siren Festival, we talked at length with headliner Ted Leo, celebrated at a pre-party with Monotonix, and looked back at nine years worth of past triumphs. See you there, hopefully?
Nate "Igor" SmithA few of the many Iron Maiden fans Igor photographed last night. Iron Maiden Monday, July 12 Madison Square Garden There is, still to this day, an Iron Maiden dress code. It consists of denim. A black T-shirt with the band's logo in that inimitable Metal Lord font. And somewhere i ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Pudding Stones in the West Village has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just four months in operation. [Crain's] Four-year-old Knife Fork in the East Village has shuttered, h ... More >>
Hey! Have you seen or heard about this awesome new mural of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets' quirky Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov and smaller-shareholder-but-nonetheless-awesome co-owner Jay-Z? It's right above Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks play! Know what both teams h ... More >>
So. Drake (and Hanson!) was set to play South Street Seaport last night, for free, at the behest of Paper Magazine. It did not go to plan, unless the plan including half a song by Ninjasonik, enormous crowds, fights, chairs flung from balconies (yoy), Mace, damaged soundboards, and general ca ... More >>
Before Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar, Reverend Ike -- who "made his transition" (that is, died) on Tuesday -- preached a gospel of prosperity to a flock that really needed to hear it. As Pastor of the United Church Science of Living Institute on West 175th Street -- a former Loews theater -- and, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 14, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 21Coffee-House CassiusBy Stephanie GervisIn one of the most bizarre triumphs since P.T. Barnum had two of his midgets ceremonially married at Greenwich Village's Grace Episcopal Church, in the middle of nineteenth c ... More >>
photo by David AtlasVince Neil Mötley Crüe Madison Square Garden March 16 Two slabs of pure California white trash, their retarded friend on drums, and a snake-eyed, mercenary guitarist more than a decade older than his bandmates: Mötley Crüe were a bunch of scumbags back in the '80s. Their de ... More >>
Everyone should see the Boss once. Maybe just once.
Talking with Stout's head drink-slinger
Activists again eye Central Park, central streets
Ringing out the RNC din with 50,000 bells
Perfectly Acceptable Gifts for Under $25
Its Ladies First This Season