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 >>
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):
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 >>
You know the drill: A child has self-aggrandizing parents (Lindsay Lohan) or a demeaning mother (Barbra Streisand) or an abusive father (Michael Jackson) or tons of distracting siblings (Madonna), and it's because of all that Freudian jazz--whether directly or indirectly--that the child ends ... 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 >>
The music of three legends under one roof
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 >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla goes prancing in the dark with the Killers: "So now comes Day & Age, a luxurious, hedonistic epic produced by Stuart Price—he of Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor (i.e. her last good record), plus a fantastic disco-fied remix of early K ... More >>
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
Your move, Madonna. Pic by Jesse Reed. The double-edged sword of living here in NYC is a) there's tons of cool shit going on musically on any given weekend, but b) if you are fatigued/lazy/vaguely ill and thus opt to spend your downtime in a quiet shut-in "walk around the park and abuse Netflix" fa ... More >>
This is your weekly reminder to click here and get your heaping plate of sick, twisted gossip and nervy opinions. I'm an ass half full kind of guy, so this week my thoughts are rather upbeat as I shmooze a bunch of film stars pushing their wares in our lifted faces. There's sly Bill Maher, who took ... More >>
Totally almost worth it, slogging through another miserable episode of the single most overrated pop-culture entity in American history, just to get to the last 30 seconds here, wherein Lil Wayne actually deigns to play the kelly-green guitar strapped to his back, a hilariously dainty fingertapping ... More >>
credit The cabaret show Ryan Raftery and Friends: A Solo Act At Paris Commune drew a friend of Raftery's by the name of Christopher Ciccone last week. After seeing the show, Chris gave Raftery a quote for his poster: "Dietrich...with balls." But Chris is more prone to be mentioning another blonde ... More >>
Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.
If you actually paid attention to the headlines this past 4th of July weekend, you might have noticed that things aren't going too well for the marriage of Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez. It seems that C-Rod thinks that A-Rod is being a bit of a B-Rod (choose your own insult that begins with "B") and th ... More >>
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