If you're sort of fed up with the same old holiday standards (A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, The Nutcracker) on loop, tonight experience a classic holiday tale with an urban modern-day twist. This, plus much more going on this week including Gemini & Scorpio's holiday pop-up party taking plac ... More >>
For a limited time, we'd like to offer you a complimentary taste of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' latest release, Live from KCRW, available on CD and double vinyl exclusively at indie retailers on November 29 and available digitally on December 3. Click here for two free song downloads, "The Mercy Se ... More >>
Nick Cave is sitting in front of a camera somewhere in Germany, looking in character, which is to say, terrifying. He's got on a black suit and a thinly-pinstriped blue shirt; his fingers are loaded down with heavy gold rings, and a pair of aviator shades hang jauntily from his collar. His video pre ... More >>
Spooky celebrations aren't over, not by a long shot. Day of the Dead festivities begin today through Sunday, which means fiestas all weekend long. But if you're not interested in honoring the dead, we got some other fine (inexpensive) treats for you. Friday [Party] DJ Marcelo C. (Rico Suave/ Naco ... More >>
The prospects of gay marriage moving forward in the State Senate look far healthier today than they did even 24 hours ago. Since then, three Democratic and the first ever Republican state senators have move from the "no" to "yes" columns, bringing the total number of yes votes to 30. Trying ... More >>
Broadway gets an Australian drag and glitter overload
You're looking at the image that's above the big Times Square marquee for the Broadway version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It's also the main visual on the show's site's homepage. As you can see, it features three gussied-up divas in a campy pose. But they're women! I think!
Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to break an entry and take a look for myself inside one of the city's notoriously "haunted" places: Greenpoint Hospital. Opened in 1914, the 5-building hospital unit operated throughout the 1980's and was last utilized as a men's shelter. One building, in parti ... More >>
But don't look for that persona-grooming bassist
What's so funny 'bout bluegrass? Don't answer that.
We bleed for this thing. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week Jay-Z went all the way to the top of the singles list on our 2009 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, the rapper told SOTC that his two favorite songs of last year both came from Kings of Leon. With an honorable mention tip of the cap to the ... More >>
Vampire Weekend/Titus Andronicus United Palace Theatre Sunday, January 17 I personally do not see anyone wearing the $30 bright-yellow "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" scarf available at Vampire Weekend's merch table -- and believe me, I'm looking -- but later it's rumored they're completely sold out, so ... More >>
Massachusetts metalheads Cave In have had quite a varied career, vacillating from screamy hardcore to what Spin once dubbed "emo-metal Radiohead" (2000's Jupiter is indeed pretty righteous to not-quite-ascendant major-label hopefuls to... whatever they are now. They'll be it, whatever it is, ... More >>
So here we have Rhode Island electro-rap duo Javelin, regaling MOMA patrons alongside some sort of anarchist dance collective with an 8-bit-sounding jam titled "Soda Popinski," named of course after one of the trickier adversaries in Mike Tyson's Punch Out; such a reference is all that's really re ... More >>
The video for "Must Be Santa," off Bob Dylan's deranged new Christmas album, features ol' Bob gallivanting around in a Santa hat, and as such is required viewing. He's at United Palace Theatre tonight for the first of a three-night stand. Man this is gonna be bizarre. You better watch out.
Here be monstersIt seems that even people you'd think would hate that Monsters of Folk record warmed to it -- more monster, less folk, I guess. The M. Ward/Conor Oberst/Jim James/less famous dude partnership hits United Palace Theatre tonight and the Beacon Theatre Sunday.
--The Monsters of Folk will hit the road this fall. The band, consisting of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket's Jim James (got that?), will perform as a band, switching off instruments and vocal duties. They'll play New York twice: November 6 at ... More >>
The Eternal doesn't break new ground, for the first time in 20-plus years
Reflective Neil and Pissed-Off Neil finally share some space on a revitalizing 'sequel'
If Springsteen is right, the glory days for Brooklyn's best rock band may lie just ahead
An ecstatic, tear-bursting evening in Björk's pagan gospel church
Risking drunken pawing from her grabby admirers, Sharon Jones obliterates your cynicism
A potential weapon against terrorists: Bloodsuckers who sing
A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
Clinton Does the Democratic Primaries
Faye said she felt Chinatown 'gave people something to put their dreams on.' (It's better than a wire hanger.)