The Tontons may be from Houston, but we hear a bit of New York's Blonde Redhead in their music, albeit with a lot more melody, a touch more straightforward rawk (and a lot less hunky Italian twins). Lead singer Asli Omar has severe Solange vibes (a soaring voice, style for days), and when we premier ... More >>
Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular daytrip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. The dining scene in Atlantic City has seen its fortunes rise ... More >>
The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>
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With 2013 drawing to a close, we checked in with eight New York rap artists who contributed notable releases to the schedule and pressed them for their own take on how they felt the year in hip-hop went. Read on to hear what Homeboy Sandman, YC The Cynic, CJ Fly, Steel Tipped Dove, the Doppelgangaz, ... More >>
Major League Baseball is coming out, swinging. The professional baseball league produced a new Code of Conduct to better guard against homophobia on the field and in locker rooms. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the New York State Attorney General's office and the MLB Players ... More >>
In January 2009, 11 Tottenham fans appeared in court for racist chanting at a soccer game, including one ditty that featured the line, "We won't give a f*** if you are hanging from a tree, You are a Judas c*** with HIV." In the years since Manchester United's Robin Van Persie was arrested on a rape ... More >>
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
Early Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m., NYPD responded to a call of a young, white male who had been assaulted in front of 25 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. When cops arrived on the scene, they found the victim was Michael Jones, a 25-year-old from West Harrison, a suburb in Westchester ... More >>
The Red Bulls take on Kansas City
Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>
New York city and state officials are close to finalizing a deal with Major League Soccer that would allow the league owners build a $300 million soccer-specific stadium and complex in Flushing Meadows, Queens, the New York Post reports. The complex would sit on nine acres located near Citi Field ... More >>
The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>
Red Bulls host New England Revolution
Buraka Som Sistema Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, January 11 Better Than: A Tae-Bo workout. Confetti shooting party-poppers, mega-blasting Super Soakers, sexually charged underagers, and plenty of ass-shaking set the tone for Buraka Som Sistema's New York tour stop at Bowery Ballroom last night. The P ... More >>
Slick Rick Paradise Theater Tuesday, September 27 Better than: Date night at the movies. Last time I caught up with Slick Rick, it was a family affair. Performing at a Crotona Park Summerstage event with DJ Brucie B (some 20 blocks south from last night's venue, the magnificent Paradise Theater), ... More >>
Some (mostly annoying) Scientology updates today while we wait for tomorrow's big reveal in our countdown: In the suburbs of London (and in nearby Birmingham), where rioting has reached end-times proportions, Scientology's "Volunteer Ministers" have been spotted in their yellow jackets, hand ... More >>
New York Red Bulls host Chivas USA
Guest bartending is popular among high-profile bartenders like Philip Ward of Mayahuel. Apparently, it's about "the cross-pollinating dynamic of the cocktail scene." [NY Times] New research suggests that mixing booze with energy drinks like Red Bull might be just as dangerous as drinking Fou ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater mapped out the 12 New York restaurants with the hottest clientele. Grub Street discovered what comedian Reggie Watts likes to eat. And drink. Hemp milk, anyone? Diner's Journal test-drove the epic new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine. Atlantic Food revealed that cupca ... More >>
Alright, alright, we know, but it's Kanye's Week, or Kanye's World, even, and we're just living it, so forgive us if our mind is a bit preoccupied with the guy right now. (We are far from the only ones.) And, when not tearing down the Bowery Ballroom, invoking the ire of the Twittersphere, do ... More >>
Birthday party revelers. Pics by Puja, more below.When Flashing Lights began two years ago, we couldn't help but think it was some sort of inside joke. For a dance party that featured "house, disco, techno, and rave", the cast of characters (residents Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, and Jubilee) made se ... More >>
Geronimo puts the go back in go-go. We talk about it.
The metro area's soccer team named after an energy drink (the franchise is Red Bull New York, the team is the New York Red Bulls — if you think this is confusing, don't even try to wrap your brain around the two competing Manchester Uniteds) held their first official league game at thei ... More >>
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Cruising had the city's gay community up in arms in '79, but what was all the fuss about?
Walking to the J/M/Z this morning, I passed the Kim half of dance-noise-punk duo Matt & Kim. She was in a fake-fur-lined hooded coat, cute and cheery-looking, and I was decaffeinated and morose. I reflexively smiled. She didn't smile back. You know why? We've never met. It took me, like, a whole fiv ... More >>
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