Eddie Veliz was "born in East LA," the area infamously name checked by Cheech & Chong in song. As Veliz explains in his SoCal vernacular, in his 'hood, kids "were either in a thrash metal band, a super scum punk band, or listening to regional mariachi music. Or maybe a hip-hop kid. We only had (alt ... More >>
We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it (especially if the word "douchiest" was in the title). But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!!
We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it (especially if the word "douchiest" was in the title). But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, 10 - 1. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!! See also: Our 20 Most Read Stories o ... More >>
Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>
Tomorrow, stoner-rock heroes Monster Magnet come to the Music Hall of Williamsburg to play their debut album Spine of God in its entirety. As career-making as that album was, talk of looking back on the group's legacy calls to mind their biggest hit, 1998's "Space Lord." While the song has since be ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, on newsstands now: Maura connects the dots between David Lee Roth, whom she saw perform with Van Halen last Thursday, and Kanye West, whom she saw go nuts on Twitter the night before; then Chris Steffen profiles the perennially uncool Monster Magnet. Meanwhile, we retur ... More >>
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf is a talkative guy. What was supposed to be a 30-minute interview to preview his band's performance of the 1995 album Dopes To Infinity at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday stretched into 90, as he took off and ran with subjects like how his band has been pi ... More >>
Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
Leonard Lopate invites you to bask in the heat of culinary competition.Matt Timms and the Food Experiment guys aren't the only ones with makeshift cooking competitions on the brain: on June 15, WNYC's Leonard Lopate will host the Great Lopate Hot Plate Cook-Off, in which Jacques Pepin and Mic ... More >>
Fork in the Road will be taking the day off tomorrow, so here's a round-up of the best posts of this shortened holiday week: We listed Our 10 Best Restaurant Openings of 2009. Organ Recital heard beautiful music in the Breslin's fried head cheese. Finally! Butch Bakery is making cupcakes for dude ... More >>
Syd LondonThe spread at the Cookie Takedown The Cookie Takedown, brainchild of Matt Timms (he of the Bacon, Chili, Fondue and Cheese Takedowns), took place under the dangling chandeliers of Brooklyn's Bell House last night to the strains of stoner metal. "I bet people would prefer a DJ, but I ... More >>
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