Last night, Mistaken for Strangers, a film that's sort of about the National and their tour for High Violet, but really turns into something else, debuted at the opening night of Tribeca Film Festival. It's a funny year for the band -- in June they'll headline Barclays Center, and tonight they hobno ... More >>
As we mentioned earlier, the bros are freaking bringing it this year! Sure, we all know about the women who wear just about nothing, but the guys are getting exceedingly creative, particularly when it comes to their funny t-shirts. So it's time to give the men some props for combining humor with sty ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
Better than: Expected.
Cat Power is unsmoteable. Not Giovanni Ribisi and his potentially Scientologist Welsh supermodel wife, or The Miami New Times' "less than stellar" review, or angioedema, or tour bankruptcy, or alcohol could get in the way of last night's performance at Terminal 5. Maybe her s ... More >>
September 27, 2012
Better than: A cardboard cutout of Twin Shadow.
Sporting a white-sleeved leather jacket, slicked back mohawk, and carrying what appeared to be a wine bottle, George Lewis Jr. wobbled out onto Webster Hall's stage on Thursday a few minutes late. "Thank yo ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Kraftwerk fever might have ruffled many of you the prickly way, what with the Great Unobtainable Online Tickets Ruse blighting the band's series of eight chronological album-by-album shows at MoMA this week. But let's look on the bright side! Over the years the Dusseldorf dance merchants have churne ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival pummeled Miami's Bayfront Park last weekend, motivating innumerable fist pumps over thirty hours of music, but it was the brief speech by a 53-year-old woman wearing a shirt emblazoned with the letters "MDNA" that has prompted disbelief within parts of the electronic dance music ... More >>
Steve GullickMark Lanegan Band
Tuesday, February 7
Better than: Drowning.
Mark Lanegan has a voice. You know? It's like those super-high-definition photographs of people that don't get airbrushed, that show the lives the subjects have lived in every wrinkle and mole and imp ... More >>
Bowery Ballroom/Music Hall of Williamsburg
Better than: Staying home wondering why 30 Rock isn't on but Whitney is.
When I was a little kid, my parents used to have dinner parties that would always devolve into dancing by the second half of the evening. I'd sneak dow ... More >>
Social media in full effect at SaksBedlam broke out in the streets of Manhattan Thursday night for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out. Even though we sort of knew what to expect, the evening turned out to be a clusterfuck--in a good way.
We're still grappling with the events that took place ... More >>
Deradoorian w/Hiro Kone
Tuesday, May 10
Better than: The low-grade altered state brought on by allergies.
Benadryl is a hell of a drug. Hmm... nah--no matter how many times I repeated it in my head, I couldn't get it to sound like something Rick James would say. But the drug did ... More >>
"Wow, Kenny Rogers was always right!" Photo by Deborah Suchman Zeolia"Oh my God, you're a Nick Rhodes girl," says Rob Sheffield, referring to Duran Duran's keyboardist. Earlier in the evening, we'd wrapped an interview about Sheffield's new book, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young ... More >>
Not since Gawker acquired and then did basically nothing with CityFile The Awl came along last April has an editorial unveiling been so anticipated! Capital New York -- the brainchild of former New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson -- is basically going to be the New Order t ... More >>
Staten Island Democratic congressman Michael McMahon is finding that no matter how hard he tacks to the right, he's still not safe from a conservative challenge. Rudolph Giuliani is coming to City Hall for the first time in years to endorse his Republican challenger Michael Grimm (pictured).
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Ed Banger Records Seventh Anniversary
Friday, February 12
Those of us that remember when "Pop the Glock" came out--all the way back in 2006-- were eagerly awaiting some sort of Ke$ha-themed diatribe from Uffie last Friday night. The Parisian rapper was one of the "surprise guests" at t ... More >>
Martin MyersFriend of SOTC Max G. Morton and his band, Cold Cave, have signed to Matador records. Cold Cave, which has expanded from its early days as a Philadelphia-based domestic project for Morton and Heartworm proprietor Wes Eisold to something more dynamic and inclusive (the band now inc ... More >>