Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>
CMJ, Day Four: Vex Ruffin, The Stepkids, Jonti
Better than: Listening to Stones Throw's present rap roster.
The day before his first CMJ show, Vex Ruffin sat in a bar called Ontario in Williamsburg, wearing a t-shirt with the Seinfeld logo on it and quietly nerding out by giving the Stones ... More >>
Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some eventsDrake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>
Tuesday, May 31
Better than: Sweating in the heat outdoors, but only barely.
Jumping into the event-planning space normally afforded to Heineken and other higher-end brands, Coors Light tried to put on a show last night. Vinyl banners, hanging from the VIP section, gave ... More >>
In May of 2007, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco released the Thom Yorke-sampling "Us Placers" as the super-group Child Rebel Soldier (CRS) on West's Graduation-teasing Can't Tell Me Nothing mixtape. Seven months later the trio put out a video for the song. Then for three years, ... More >>
Studio at Webster Hall
Better than: Actual exercise.
They're the overdogs now, Sleigh Bells, set to go on tour with LCD Soundsystem next week, setting guitars on fire in videos, performing with M.I.A., and tonight, having their show promoted and streamed live by none ot ... More >>
"I don't hear anything else out there like my record." So says a confident Black Milk, the Detroit hip-hop producer who's struck 2010's boldest titular move to date by electing to call his fifth solo project Album Of The Year (out today). With his gritty-yet-soulful beats, Black Milk is often ... More >>
If you're hunting for confessional, ragged vocals and rousing anthems, then catch Scottish trio Frightened Rabbit (that's them above, frolicking with young'uns) at Webster Hall. Meanwhile, Deadbeat Darling headline MHOW for the first time, blending dub and electronica into something that apparentl ... More >>