Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... 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 >>
Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute."
Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>
The Musical Box perform The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Friday, November 25
Better than: Frank Zappa's 1984 Thing-Fish pictorial for Hustler.
Besides licensing the rights to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway to the cover band The Musical Box, who've been touring it recen ... More >>
Twenty-seven-year-old British actress Felicity Jones gives an enormously appealing performance in Like Crazy, in which she and Anton Yelchin share some college lovin', only to encounter some obstacles, American-style.
Felicity won a Special Jury prize at Sundance and is nominated for a Gotham Award ... More >>
Next Wednesday, Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestraa 46-piece ensemble performing new arrangements of classic Gabriel songs like "Red Rain" and "Digging In The Dirt"will perform at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown as part of the "Live On Letterman" concert series. We hav ... More >>
For seven years, Brooklyn echo-scuzz bruisers Dub Trio have been pretty much uncontested in the admittedly small field of mixing art-metal with vintage dub. Since the dubstep explosion has pretty much taken their attitude to wubbier conclusions, Dub Trio has gone even noisier, meanier, and sk ... More >>
New York City rappers have been cast as something of the rap world's whipping boys for more than a few years now. Not only is it fashionable to paint the city's scene as still stuck in the '90sthat's, er, despite the man who effectively runs rap, old man Jay-Z, being pretty proud to ha ... More >>
ny.govBehold the menaceLadies and gentlemen, New York is at war.
The enemy is Giant Hogweed, by all accounts the most terrifying and malevolent plant in the universe. Specimens can grow as tall as 21 feet, and toxins in their sap, combined with exposure to sunlight, can cause blistering so s ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn multimedia performance troupe Mirror Mirror play dark and theatrical chamber noise. Like swallowing a handful of black glitter, their sound crosses the thresholds of glam, post-punk, dance, ... More >>
Alright, alright, we know, but it's Kanye's Week, or Kanye's World, even, and we're just living it, so forgive us if our mind is a bit preoccupied with the guy right now. (We are far from the only ones.) And, when not tearing down the Bowery Ballroom, invoking the ire of the Twittersphere, do ... More >>
This is your Monday night: Choose from Andrew W.K., Fester from the Addams Family, and Peter Gabriel, a confluence slightly more random than M.I.A. provoking ginger genocide last week. At Santos Party House, W.K. and friends (including Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) are uniting for th ... More >>
This week's album chart has in its first two positions the two biggest stories in pop music last week. Once again, the pole position was assumed by Canadian teenager Justin Bieber, whose first full-length, My World 2.0, sold 92,000 copies--only the second time this year that the No. 1 album h ... More >>
It's that special time of the year again: Record Store Day, which is like Teacher Appreciation Day for independent record stores. Saturday, to celebrate their tenacity, among other things, record stores around the city are holding performances, releasing exclusives, and offering once-in-a-blu ... More >>
In the week a chipped tooth kept Lil Wayne out of jail and a secretive, proprietary Billboard chart made a success out of his new, abysmal Rebirth, we pulled our Paul Wall grills out of the closet, just in case. You never know when your hood pass might get pulled, you know?
Care for a Sightings p ... More >>
Ever since Hot Chip got home from its seemingly never-ending world tours in support of Made in the Dark, the English quintet has been laying groundwork for their next five years. Guitarist Al Doyle and synth player Felix Martin built their own recording studio. Vocalist and synth player Joe Goddar ... More >>
Seems that the long awaited and slaved over Stephin Merritt documentary now has both a name and a trailer. Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields is set to debut at the San Francisco Film Society, February 28th, and will hopefully then eventually make its way to New York, where so ... More >>