Fans are loving the Arrested Development frozen banana stand that hit London last week and Radio City Music Hall yesterday. The stand will be at Columbus Circle from noon to 7 p.m. today, and Terry Crews, who has a cameo on the show's third season, will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. Bluth-o ... More >>
Today at 11 AM, diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall! Get there quickly if you want to procure a frozen banana or a glimpse at paparazzi madly shooting all kinds of Arrested Development types as they do weird things with fruit.
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Grizzly Bear Radio City Music Hall Monday, September 24 Better than: Watching replacement refs ruin the NFL. A mere three songs into Grizzly Bear's two hour set at Radio City Music Hall last night, the band already managed to exceed expectations. Singer Daniel Rossen stood proudly at center stage ... More >>
In no particular order, here are ten can't-miss shows in New York this weekend. For the Voice's full rundown of New York concerts, hit up villagevoice.com/concerts. See Also: - All Tomorrow's Parties Preview: Founder Barry Hogan on the Festival's Move to New York City - Fear of a Talibam! Planet - ... More >>
Lady Antebellum w/Darius Rucker, Thompson Square Radio City Music Hall Thursday, March 3 Better than: Most things that can actually be described as antebellum. Two years ago, "Need You Now" pushed Lady Antebellum, a soulful country trio with a chart-topping record and single, out of Nashville and ... More >>
This Sunday, the Secret Policeman's Balla night of music and comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty Internationalis taking place at Radio City Music Hall, and today Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets. Among the luminaries appearing at the event: Jon Stewart; ... More >>
The last Cirque du Soleil show in NYC, Banana Shpiel, was a mixed-bag attempt to do a Broadway-style musical with a plot and a throughline. But with Zarkana--at Radio City Music Hall--they've gone back to their formula of just stringing together a bunch of daredevil acts along with squeaking ... More >>
New York City is just not the place for the entirely-played-out-I-can't-believe-we're-still-talking-about-him Charlie Sheen. Last night his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour came through Radio City Music Hall, and by all accounts it was horrid. Andrea Peyser especially hated it: "Charlie Sheen stan ... More >>
Explosions In The Sky/Low/Eluvium Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, April 6 Better Than: Sitting around and waiting for season five of Friday Night Lights to start. Explosions In The Sky have one of the strangest approaches to designing a set that I've ever witnessed. As soon as the Austin, Texa ... More >>
Vidhya NagarajanSpecial for the Village Voice Comics Issue TV On The Radio will mark the release of their forthcoming album Nine Types of Light with a show at Radio City Music Hall next Wednesday, April 13, and today we're giving away a pair of tickets to the concert. To enter, just send an email t ... More >>
Bright Eyes/Superchunk/WILD FLAG Radio City Music Hall Tuesday, March 8 Better Than: Oh, come on. I'm not making a Roseland Ballroom joke. We need to talk about Nate Walcott. You long ago made up your mind about Conor Oberst, and if you've never found in-house producer/utility man Mike Mogis' wa ... More >>
TV on the Radio has debuted a new track on the radio, appropriately enough: Courtesy Seattle's 107.7 The End, please enjoy TVOTR's "Will Do," a remarkably airy, uncluttered, elegant semi-slow jam set to anchor the band's upcoming Nine Types of Light, due out April 12.
Brooklyn's finest critically beloved art-rock institution are back at it: TV on the Radio have announced that their fourth album, Nine Types of Light, will be out this spring, no doubt a worthy follow-up to 2008's Pazz & Jop victor Dear Science. Plus no pesky comma issues to fuck with the typ ... More >>
Robyn Radio City Music Hall Saturday, February 6 Better Than: Any DJ that played "Dancing On My Own" on Saturday night. "This is the biggest crowd I've pulled myself! Ever!" squealed a thrilled Robyn at the end of the first of two encores during Saturday night's sold-out performance at Radio Ci ... More >>
pic by Rob HarvillaFlorence, trying to unlock the Crunked badge with her mind at Terminal 5. Somewhat interesting: the music venue with the most Foursquare check-ins for 2010 was NY-concert airplane hanger Terminal 5, announced on the Foursquare blog earlier this week. This is a global ranking too, ... More >>
It's been a real We Did It sort of day, with various Internet phenoms beknighted by various ivory-tower institutions that once seemingly loomed far above them: New Simplicity leading lights Cults signed to Columbia, Das Racist and Odd Future carefully considered by the New Yorker, the world f ... More >>
Is this you, perhaps? Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Last night, Drake played the first of two shows at Radio City Music Hall, alighting triumphantly on a New York stage after two horrifically abortive attempts earlier this year. But last night was uniformly dubbed a triumph, a coronation for the yo ... More >>
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Hey, Marty. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week a former member of the Fugees declared his intention to run an entire country, despite his gross lack of qualifications for said job, we started a campaign against him. Sorry 'Clef, but this is ridiculous.
Spiritualized Radio City Music Hall Friday, July 30 Jason Pierce sits on a chair at stage left in Radio City Music Hall in front of a backdrop of hi-watt stars with what looks to be 29 other people. He wears white, says nothing, and only gets up from his chair once, to leave. The onstage excess i ... More >>
Spiritualized's Jason Pierce. Photo by Suki Dhanda.In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers revisits the rock 'n' roll grandeur of Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as the band prepares to perform the album at Radio City Music Hall, and Phillip Mlynar chronic ... More >>
Not again! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we mostly spent anticipating tomorrow's Siren Festival, we talked at length with headliner Ted Leo, celebrated at a pre-party with Monotonix, and looked back at nine years worth of past triumphs. See you there, hopefully?
Last year, O.G. English space-rock collective Spiritualized reissued 1997's dreamy classic Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, and commemorated the occasion by doing a series of ATP-sponsored Don't Look Back shows around the UK, performing the thing in its entirety. The band is doi ... More >>
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
Tonight, Cold Cave beckon you to stop by Le Poisson Rouge and enter "The Laurels of Erotomania." Essentially, it's a place of hustling drum-machine loops, bubbling pops of synth chords, and a deep come-hither voice. Over at Death by Audio, you can relinquish your body to the jagged, rhino-chargin ... More >>
Spoon Radio City Music Hall Friday, March 26 "This place is all right," declares Britt Daniel, understating as always. "I think we are the band that played the most times at Brownies and then played Radio City Music Hall." Calling out their long-shuttered-East-Village-rock-club roots is a slightl ... More >>
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 >>
all photos by David AtlasLady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall"She's worn red latex to meet Queen Elizabeth, possibly dethroned a queen of a different sort (Madonna), collaborated twice with Beyonce, compelled Barbara Walters to say 'bluffin' with my muffin' on prime-time television, reminded th ... More >>
Daniel Johnston, somewhat unwitting source of the sweetest iPhone app ever made, heads to Highline Ballroom tonight to sing his wobbly songs of vaguely menacing and often unbearably sad whimsy. Do him a favor and don't be fucking with your phone the whole entire time.
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In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Vince Aletti, backstage at Radio City Music Hall with a 16-year-old MJ in 1975. In Love With the Jackson Five 'I'm more concerned that I didn't get their autographs than that I can't read any of my notes.' By Vince Aletti Mon. Feb. 1 ... More >>
Flight of the Conchords Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, April 15 Let us revel in these times, wherein two goofy-looking New Zealand dudes can sell out Radio City and take the stage in chintzy robot costumes to perform the song "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor," which ends prematurely when Bret ... More >>
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