Comedian Myq Kaplan is known for wordy stand-up that's as charming as it is complex. He's performing a release show for his new Netflix special and album Small, Dork and Handsome at Union Hall this Thursday, May 29th. Whether you've seen his smooth staccato delivery kill on Conan or heard him charm ... More >>
Thrash metal icon (Anthrax). Rap/rock innovator ("Bring the Noise" with Chuck D). TV/reality staple (VH1 host; Supergroup). The (usually) red-bearded aggro-metal wunderkind known as Scott Ian is not going gently into middle age, despite the fact that his current incarnation, "speaking words," is mer ... More >>
It's an interesting time to be a music fan with a sense of humor. Not only have the past few years seen the rise of artists with an absurd sense of humor develop legit critical acclaim and devoted fanbases, but we've also seen artists who've made their name as comedians venture into successful music ... More >>
The cast of Bob's Burgers kicks off its second season
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
Face it. She did fine at the Super Bowl. She led us through a pop-culture carnival involving gladiators, acrobats, cheerleaders, guest stars, lip-synching, a stumble, and a Wicked Witch of the West exit, followed by the rousing message of "Buy My Album," I mean, "World Peace." (And after she fero ... More >>
I just came from a special screening of Young Adult, written by Diablo Cody, in which Oscar winner Charlize Theron plays a fiction writer who becomes trapped in a delusion, staking out her high school boyfriend and desperately trying to steal him away from his wife and baby. After the movie, Charli ... More >>
They Might Be Giants w/Jonathan Coulton, Eugene Mirman & Pretty Good Friends Williamsburg Waterfront Friday, July 29 Better than: Funny you should ask. Around the 30-minute mark of the the heavens' continued urination on the gathered masses at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday, comedian Todd ... More >>
"But hopefully they'll end up waking up one day, open up that bottle of wine and go, 'Holy shit. He's right,' and give me a nod rather than drop to their knees." With mindless celebrities attaching their name to any vanity project that comes their way--Cadmium-laced Miley Cyrus bracelets pri ... More >>
Tool frontman takes on a new side project
"Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" from Aaron Paul A Funny or Die thing, this. Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento, Olivia Wilde as Madonna, the dude from Breaking Bad as Al, Al himself as a bizarrely groomed skeptic. Could've used a Coolio cameo, but alas.
Mike Mitchell, the twentysomething artist behind the viral "I'm with COCO" campaign in support of Conan O'Brien during NBC's late-night debacle, finished his now-ubiquitous poster on Monday night and woke up the next morning to find it was literally an overnight internet sensation. "I do a lot of ... More >>
You know, we actually have other shots of Chris, he just won't let us use them. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.As a guy who plausibly could claim he listened to more music than anyone in the last year short of Robert Christgau, 1000TimesYes's Christopher R. Weingarten seemed like the ideal guy to as ... More >>
"Fuel Dump is going to be like Magnolia. Or Crash. It's going to be like Magnolia meets Crash." Obligatory caption: "What I Do On The Weekends For Disposable Income." What Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show On WFMU with Tom Scharpling, might lack in modesty, he makes up for with his impressive ... More >>
No exclamation point necessary
Having chatted via IM with (bet-hedging ahead) someone claiming to be Carles, the enigmatic proprietor of memesphere giant Hipster Runoff , I suppose it behooves us to acknowledge this new Tao Lin Is Carles theory making the rounds, if only to express sadness about the ongoing, mundane, headache- ... More >>
Hailing the most affectionately insulting 'zine in music history
Reporting live from Kutsher's, starring a loud-as-hell My Bloody Valentine
Welcome to Kutsher's! Let's start with the Kutsher's Country Club lobby. The walls are the color of salmon. The carpet: salmon catfood. Around one corner, there's an air hockey table. Around another, a department-store-style glass-display counter promises Mary Kay-style make-up demonstrations twice ... More >>
The Bad Seeds chief will accept your compliments, but he wouldn't mind a little derision
Navigating the great costumes and lousy underage fucks as Halloween descends
Brad Bird does it again; Taco Bell, Pinkberry rejoice!
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.