It's been 10 years since comedy innovators Tim Heidecker and Eric Weirheim first broke national with their adult swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor. In the decade since they've delighted us in several mediums and formats, but we have developed a special fondness for Tim Heidecker's "leaked" Super Bowl ... More >>
On Thursday night, Scotland's Simple Minds -- which was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Van Der Beek and Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder (1977) -- wrap up its first U.S. tour in over a decade at Roseland Ballroom. For a lot of people, the band's usefulness begins and ends with thei ... More >>
Better Than: Drinking with old people and steampunks in any other possible setting. At some point during her show Friday night, Amanda Palmer sang a song called "Gaga, Palmer, Madonna: A Polemic." It lumps her in with those other two female pop giants because they're all "frequently naked" and "ma ... More >>
The role of Evita Peron has appealed through the years to grand divas like Patti LuPone, Faye Dunaway, Madonna, and that Argentinian woman from last year. But did you know that froggy-voiced, bulging-eyed British vaudeville entertainer slash actress Hermione Gingold sort of had a shot at it?
The afterlife of the video star
This week's column is a blistering attack on all the things I can't stand about music! I name all the major names as I go through the current preponderance of illiterate lyrics, inane meldodies, annoying samples, and crafty attempts to chart a record that would never make the top 100 without some d ... More >>
It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>
Dan Fishback works a musical-communism mashup at Dixon Place
You're invited to a faux drag queen wedding
It came in 11th at the b.o. on its debut last Friday and has since only amassed $7,588,666. It's still at number 11--and what's with that 666? So why is Glee not burning up the Hollywood moolah scene? My guesses (which include those from datalounge.com respondents):
Marnie Stern will cut you. Photo by David Torch.Local guitar wizard Marnie Stern is making a wonderful bid right now to become the Kanye West of indie-rock--she's cocky but shy, confident but self-deprecating, and more musically savvy than she gets credit for, even as she constantly pays homa ... More >>
No Age LimitI wholeheartedly endorse Mary Elizabeth Williams's article in Salon today, "Why teen girls need more vibrators." It comes after the media shockwave over 16-year-old Taylor Momsen's recent exclamation that her vibrator is her "best friend" -- partly because she's young, partly bec ... More >>
We were just checking Madonna and her daughter's blog today, like we do every day, and got to thinking: Who does Lourdes write like? David Foster Wallace? F. Scott Fitzgerald? The answer is actually Kurt Vonnegut. Well, that's what I Write Like, the site where you can copy and paste your dr ... More >>
all photos by David AtlasLady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall"She's worn red latex to meet Queen Elizabeth, possibly dethroned a queen of a different sort (Madonna), collaborated twice with Beyonce, compelled Barbara Walters to say 'bluffin' with my muffin' on prime-time television, reminded th ... More >>
The grandaddy of late-night comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, got a boost when Emmy awards went to Tina Fey's priceless Sarah Palin impression and Justin Timberlake's equally riotous impersonation of a host. And they just got even bigger buzz when a new cast member dropped the f bomb and Ma ... More >>
Madonna's arms spurred headlines today when news outlets got a load of a photo that appears to reveal the star's once healthy looking guns have taken on reptilian sinew. The Daily Mail thinks they might be the fault of fitness guru Tracy Anderson. "Perhaps she [Madonna] needs to rethink ... More >>
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.
A discussion with a notorious filmmaker
Dynamo pumps out a medley of entertainment
Rock Stars Are Not DJsBut DJs Are Rock Stars
2005 is a blur; Tha Pumpsta, Goldfrapp, Gang of Four recap it.
Shameless Eurocheese Puts the Tears and Tempo Back Into Dance Music
Paris Is Still Burning
Have It Your Way