Tonight Norwegian power rock band Kvelertak play Webster Hall along with Georgia stoner hardcore metallers Black Tusk. (Canadian punks Cancer Bats open, as well.)
Besides loudness and shouted vocals (in very different languages), what do Kvelertak and Black Tusk have in common? That would be the a ... More >>
Matthew E. White, whose band opens for each of the Mountain Goats' four consecutive New York City shows this weekend (and who composed the horn arrangements for the new Goats album, Transcendental Youth), wrote a letter and slipped it into each vinyl copy of his debut album. "It is regional music," ... More >>
This weekend, Far Rockaway collective Red Light District will host the experimental/noise fest Burning Fleshtival in their home. The fest, now in its fourth year, will have more than 20 live performances, sets from eight DJs, and a few "special surprises."
Among these acts, on Friday, Shams (Jonath ... More >>
Lamb Of God
Tuesday, January 24
Better than: Pretty much everyone on Ozzfest 2003.
Rap metal entered its death throes in the early 2000s, allowing harder bands that had actually competent musicians and aggression directed at someone other than their parents to come back into vogue. ... More >>
On October 18 Patrick Stump will release his solo debut Soul Punk (Island), a fantastic, hooky pop-soul record, full of choruses that soar into the stratosphere and crystalline lyrics. The Fall Out Boy lead singer plays every instrument on the record, and the album lays bare his appreciation for bot ... More >>
Saturday, September 24
Better than: More than a few '90s Dead shows I could mention.
Set openers don't get much more inviting than "Real Slow," a slyly seductive scene setter wherein "people come from miles just to take a seat and watch the show." Better yet, North C ... More >>
We spoke with swampbuggy bad-ass Quintron very briefly on Monday afternoon, amid the throes of a pre-tour van emergency. But since then something else far more harrowing has developed, specifically an undisclosed "family emergency at home," which has sadly forced cartoon lady Miss Pussycat and her o ... More >>
New York-based songwriter Stephan Said has played in punk bands, toured in Ween, worked as a migrant worker and befriended and worked with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger and Patti Smith. The Iraqi-American musician is a longtime grassroots organizer; he had a hand in the 1999 WTO d ... More >>
Vanished: Cassy Orna and Troy EdwardsThe bodies of two people found stuffed in the trunk of parked car in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening are probably those of a Jersey couple who have been missing for two weeks.
Evande (Cassy) Orna, 39, and her boyfriend Troy Edwards, 40, had left Plainfield to p ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Now that we know this is what a sugar daddy looks like, we'll keep our eyes peeled.CNN Money's "Rich and Single" List has been released, and it may not surprise you that the entire Runnin' Scared team is now decamping for Newport Beach, California. Aw, just kidding! Money doesn't matter one i ... More >>
Hummus maker, Sabra, is leaving its Astoria, Queens location this summer and moving its headquarters to a larger space in Richmond, Va.
Yet another look at the popularity of raising chickens in New York City highlights online meeting groups for urban poultry farmers.
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Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
zoonabar/flickrA haggis herd.
When Highlands opens this weekend, the Scottish gastropub's menu will go where scant few others have dared: to the haggis, the most revered and reviled of Scotland's traditional foods. That the mention of the dish, which is made by boiling a sheep's organs in its ... More >>
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DATE: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, 4:24 a.m.
LOCATION: South Street Seaport - Pier #17, Manhattan.
It took six weeks, but the police have tracked down the alleged killer of DJ Omar Trent who was shot during a brawl that spilled off of a party boat at the South Street Seaport back on Au ... More >>