Ten years ago, Matt Diamond started Coalmine Records. The Brooklyn-based independent rap label's first release was "The Raw," a 12-inch single featuring the Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, horrorcore-styled rapper Bekay, and one-time savior of New York hip-hop Saigon. Since then the Coalmine vault ha ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
If nothing else, 2013 was a landmark year in commemorating other landmark years. Nostalgia's been booming business for a bit now, and taking the time looking back at these milestones has allowed the internet to succeed where the ever-depleting resources for music education have failed. However, we t ... More >>
Let's be honest: summer isn't funny. Relaxation? Happy folks on beaches? Beautiful people in swimwear, flaunting their lack of body shame? Urgh. Thank God it's officially over and New York comedy fans can get back to what they do best: laughing at human frailty in dimly lit basements. This week we s ... More >>
In an odd week in the gubernatorial campaign, the oddest moment was Roger Stone's NY1 appearance on Tuesday, when he appeared to be trying to put miles of distance between himself and Carl Paladino, whose September primary victory Stone engineered. This grew even odder when Palad ... More >>
Five albums in, local Sabbath fiends crank up the bombast
Your guess is not as good as mine. But go ahead and try.
So the Irish still get theirs. The new archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, surely soon to become a cardinal, mixes the blarney of John J. O'Connor with the buck smarts of Edward Egan, his last two Irish predecessors. In the century and a half history of the archdiocese, only Irishmen have ruled. ... More >>
Kanye can't rap. 50 is retrograde. Both are absolutely necessary.
Russ Feingold had yet to utter a word but the crowd at the Harmonie Club on East 60th Street was already on its feet, saluting the Wisconsin senator and possible presidential candidate for his opposition to the Iraq war, vote against the Patriot Act, support for campaign finance reform, and move to ... More >>
Class clowning: Inside the shadowy world of 'retro-cheating'
So many unpretentious young bands with a geniune knack, so many others without a clue
Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.
What the Devil Made Adam Sandler Do
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
At the re:play Conference, the Gaming World Longs for Legitimacy