Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon, the Bowery Ballroom, the Blue Note: all these destinations for live music have earned their place on New York City's perennial favorites list year in and year out. We love them, too, but we're not going to rank them here. Our favorite venues have less to do with pe ... More >>
Arrested Development's frozen banana stand will makes its way from London to New York even faster than we thought! The Bluth family business announced last week that it will open shop on Monday, May 13 diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
These concerts are all certified "Best of Weekend" by the mayor's office. We bring them to you by court order.
Hey, man! What are YOU doing Saturday night? Wanna go to Radio City Music Hall with me and watch motherfucking fun.? Wait, where are you going? Dude, why'd you just unfriend me on Facebook? I just tried to email you and it bounced. I thought we were best friends, and now you're acting like you barel ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Avicii Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, September 26 Better than: The Rockettes In the promo video for last night's Avicii show, 52,171 viewers found the producer/DJ walking through the Times Square venue that he would soon play and sitting in the seats around which his fans would soon dance. "I m ... More >>
Saturday afternoon I spent some time at the Beacon Theater for a matinee performance by the British boy band One Direction, who played three shows (two at the Beacon, one at the Izod Center) in the area over the course of the long weekend. It was an extended version of the opening set they played at ... More >>
At what point does the nostalgia overwhelm the art?
Two nights this week I trucked out to the Bell House to attend the Chickfactor 20th-anniversary shows, which honored the two-decade-old indiepop fanzine with performances by the likes of Versus, the Softies, and Small Factory. Pinned to some of the Bell House's walls was a sign asking the people in ... More >>
Editor's note: This weekend, Jarvis Cocker performed at the Whitney Museum in his Relaxed Muscle guise as part of the choreographer Michael Clark's "Who's Zoo" residency. The performance brought together dancers both trained and amateur, and writer Judy McGuire was one of the lucky people who got a ... More >>
The British boy band's shot in the arm for young women
Beginning tonight and spooling out over the weekend, a pack of five British youths will blitz the tri-state area with performances and signings and, eventually, a Rockefeller Center-stuffing appearance on NBC's Today. The five young men make up the vocal group One Directiona five-member boyba ... More >>
The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others Radio City Music Hall Sunday, March 4 Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR. Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
Benjamin LozovskyAntony & The Johnsons: Swanlights Radio City Music Hall Thursday, January 26 Better than: Weeping alone. The line of people and umbrellas wrapped around Radio City, a noisy, quivering mass of top-flight fashion, boldfaced names, and irritation at the wind and rain and forc ... More >>
The singer brings his singular vision to Radio City
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I talk about Old Ideas, the new album by Leonard Cohen, and report from a listening session where the man himself appeared; and Andy Beta talks to the enigmatic Antony on the eve of his gala retrospective at Radio City Music Hall, Swanlights.
Kelly Clarkson returns to New York
Swanlights, a "large-scale concert and performance event" showcasing the music of Antony & The Johnsons, will take place at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2012. (2012! Already!) The songs in Swanlights, which was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, are culled from Antony's four al ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus, at the first of Pavement's 50 shows here. Pics by Rob unless noted otherwise.The 100-plus shows I saw this year spanned from the Cake Shop to Radio City Music Hall, from Williamsburg block parties to Michael Bolton's house in Connecticut, the events that occurred therein all ... More >>
You may regard Conor Oberst and his ongoing Bright Eyes concern as emblematic of a pasty, Paste-addled strain of whiny indie rock, but as such they can still be wildly entertaining: Last time I saw him, Oberst was kicking the crap out of a toy piano (with help from Dave Rawlings!) onstage at ... 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 >>
After ditching three rising fuzz-pop bands, a Brooklyn fixture finds solace with her fourth
Unfortunately, this just isn't fun anymore. Pic by Sam Horine.It's Friday the 13th, and if you're as superstitious as we are here at SOTC, you'll stay away from the outside world altogether. Lucky for you, though, we've put together a pretty awesome rundown of dance parties to visit this week ... More >>
A disaster was barely averted tonight Squeeze/Cheap Trick Radio City Music Hall Tuesday, July 13 It's old-timer's power-pop night here at Radio City, where success is measured entirely by when and how often the crowd deigns to stand up (Cheap Trick: only for "I Want You to Want Me," "Surre ... 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 >>
by James H. Burns This week marks the anniversary of when many New Yorkers were first introduced to King Kong, and the picture's heady blend of romance, adventure, and a giant gorilla. For over ten years, beginning in the early 1970s, King Kong was shown by Channel 9 (the former WOR-TV), on Than ... More >>
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (and ESG) make Radio City Music Hall (slightly) rowdier
--Steven Tyler fell off the stage last night during Aerosmith's gig at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital ten songs into their set. The 61-year-old frontman was dancing to entertain the crowd after the sound system failed during "Love in an El ... More >>
--TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone has released a song from his solo project, Rain Machine. The track "Give Blood," has Malone going as nuts as he would on any TVOTR track. The self-titled, 11-track disc comes out September 22nd on Anti. Check out the Malone-designed pornographic cover art here.--Follow ... More >>
"Transcending is a natural thing; so you have this experience, you're going asleep but you're still awake. Boom! Woah, what was that? You transcend." David LynchThis man even takes his own press photos. David Lynch has clearly been an influencer within Hollywood over his 35-year-plus career. But ... More >>
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