Puns: You love them or hate them. Not much middle ground there. But the folks who love the art of the pun love it quite a bit, so much so that there are actually pun competitions all over the world. In fact, Brooklyn's home to Punderdome 3000, whose September installment happens tonight at Littlefie ... More >>
It seems safe to say that Paul Weller's been on something of a creative roll of late. Indeed, his last two albums--2010's Wake Up the Nation and last year's Sonik Kicks--are not only his two finest solo albums, but contain some of the most vibrant and experimental material of a long and illustrious ... More >>
Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has survived a lot -- a rare brain tumor, all the usual rock 'n' roll excesses, a feud with ex-bandmate Mick Jones, his old band continuing to tour with a karaoke singer that's replaced him -- and lives to play another day. And that day is today, when the 62-year-old dr ... More >>
Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>
As the baseball season nears, the announcements of the season's schedule of promotions steadily increases, and over the weekend the Mets announced that for their 50th anniversary they'd be throwing a three-show postgame concert series in 2012. The lineup: the hesher-pop outfit REO Speedwagon (June 1 ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. via Tacky and KitschSend a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address, and you could have your own Dial Sticker. The first 59 minutes of MTV12:01 a.m. to 1 a.m., ex ... More >>
We spent Record Store Day choking and punching out mouth-breathing, acne-flecked nerdlingers, hoping to secure a copy of that Big Star test pressing. While squeezing the very life from a particularly frankfurtery collector's neck we noticed a rock critic or two peeking from the vinyl stacks, ... More >>
Fang Island's Jason Bartell, reveling. Pics by Raymond Haddad, more below.Fang Island Cake Shop Saturday, May 29 No offense to the other four (!!!) bands on this bill, but the full-on, Facebook-abetted lightsaber battle raging in the park at Houston and Chrystie on the Lower East Side Saturd ... More >>
Rarely do conspiracy theorists -- especially those of the media-industrial-complex paranoia persuasion -- get the validation they've been seeking for most of their adult lives. I knew this day would come. And now, it's here.
--Tomorrow night, Sonic Youth will play the Apple Store in SoHo, by way of promoting their new album The Eternal, which comes out on Tuesday. The show is free, but you need a guest pass to attend. They can be picked up today at the SoHo store, with one non-transferable pass per fan on a first come, ... More >>
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