In hard partying news, Andrew W.K. has been tapped by the last remaining Ramone to provide lead vocals in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg - a Ramones cover band - on their upcoming world tour. Formerly led by Misfits' singer Michael Graves, Blitzkrieg has been carrying the torch of the Ramones' punk leg ... More >>
Andrew W.K. gets Webster Hall wet
At Aporkalypse Now, an all-you-can-eat pork fest taking place this Saturday at 404 (404 Tenth Avenue, 212-290-2665), 10 New York City chefs will each prepare a whole farm-raised hog in nose-to-tail fashion and serve the spoils to the guests. Among the featured chefs this year are Prime Meats' An ... More >>
Counting down to Tuesday's glorious Web fest at Santos' Party House (get in touch if you're hankering for an invite), today we have our celebrated finalists for Best Photo Blog. Four worthy contenders, they run the gamut from the austere and abandoned street scene to the wackiest of wild and ... More >>
The demonic dance-floor bombast of hip-hop producer Abraham Orellana
Combining hip-hop menace with electro iciness, to disconcerting effect
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
Washed Out: "Gary Low ain't got shit on me."Tonight, Hot Hot Heat begin their month-long residency at Public Assembly, an attempt to shed their image as radio-rock backwash that ends up on the John Tucker Must Die soundtrack. Over at the Bell House, Washed Out unleash the chill, much to the c ... More >>
Mike LumAndrew W.K.Most people know Andrew W.K. from the hit singles off his first album, 2001's I Get Wet, which included "Party Hard," "She is Beautiful" and "I Like to Party." If you sense that he's a fun guy who likes to party, then you, sir or madam, are correct. He parlayed his passion ... More >>
Dinner With the Band guest and Santos' co-owner Andrew W.K., Food Party creator Thu Tran, and Dinner With the Band chef Sam Mason The second season of the Williamsburg-produced Dinner With the Band, a show that's title conveniently functions as elevator pitch, airs tonight at 10:30 pm on IFC. H ... More >>
In the week SOTC blood kin Christopher R. Weingarten swore up an absolute storm in defense of music criticism, we memorialized his cascades of profanity in a very special video edit, then rode out on the battlefield once more to sort out the critical scrum that broke out in the speech's wake. ... More >>
Leslie van StelteinWell-dressed art rockers Gang Gang Dance (to your left) will show you how to lose control (and snatch it back) as Lizzi Bougatsos screeches and coos at tonight's MHOW dance party. Elsewhere, Austin-bred merry pranksters Harlem (c'mon, their first record was called Free Drug ... More >>
Kaki King all tied up It was no small feat when Kaki King became the first woman to make Rolling Stone's "Guitar God" list in 2006 -- so don't pass up a chance to bask in her fret-tapping, slap-bass glory at the Bowery Ballroom. Then, Webster Hall wards off pervs and creeps with Jesse Murphy ... More >>
The pleasantly not-snooty scene at Von. Pic by Puja. With so many weekend options, it's easy to overlook the fact that some of the city's most beloved DJs play for free on weeknights, in situations offering an intimate vibe and cheaper drinks (sometimes with no cover!) at places that ordinari ... More >>
After a bold display of self-sexing irony (he recently covered a Hot Chip song and renamed it "I Feel Bonnie"), woodsy folksman Bonnie "Prince" Billy is hitting Monster Island for two shows in one night. Catch the late show at 10:15 to make room for the prickly, reverb-soaked dance ditties of Holi ... More >>
via AndrewWK.comWhile everyone is hiking down to SXSW, you can relax at the Fillmore, where, for the first time in five years, the lovably menacing, defiantly unshowered Andrew W.K. and his full band will strut their stuff alongside neo-glam rockers the Dirty Pearls. Over at the Andrew-affili ... More >>
Truth or dare, without the dare
Massachusetts metalheads Cave In have had quite a varied career, vacillating from screamy hardcore to what Spin once dubbed "emo-metal Radiohead" (2000's Jupiter is indeed pretty righteous to not-quite-ascendant major-label hopefuls to... whatever they are now. They'll be it, whatever it is, ... More >>
Here be monstersIt seems that even people you'd think would hate that Monsters of Folk record warmed to it -- more monster, less folk, I guess. The M. Ward/Conor Oberst/Jim James/less famous dude partnership hits United Palace Theatre tonight and the Beacon Theatre Sunday.
I'm afraid if I attempt to summarize what's happening at Santos' Party House tonight I'll screw it up somehow, so, let's just take them at their (very excitable) word: SHRED FOR YOUR LIFE GUITAR BATTLE: JUDGES DAVID CROSS AND JALEEL BUNTON (TVOTR), FEATURING BRAD TRAUX (JAH DIVISION), JOHN ST ... More >>
Basement Jaxx returns with 'Raindrops'
Puja PatelUproot Andy and Gecko Jones, clearly enjoying themselvesOne Thursday a month (it varies), DJs Uproot Andy and Gecko Jones (of Dutty Artz) throw a cumbia-themed dance party called Que Bajo?! After stints at Rose Live in Williamsburg and APT in the Meatpacking District, they've finall ... More >>
Jon Spencer mines a kinder, gentler, older, and wiser vein of garage rock
Vince (top left) surveys his empire. Pics by Puja Patel Vince Aletti celebrated the release of his book The Disco Files (1973-1978) last night at Santos' Party House by reminding us that disco still exists. Now known for his photography reviews in the New Yorker, he also served as th ... More >>
Nothing to pooh-pooh about these reconvened NJ hardcore dudes
As a summer filled with sadness finally comes to a close, NYC's DJ elite are rallying around one of their own: Tonight's weekly Journey party at Santos' Party House, hosted by DJ Spinna and Giant Step, will serve as a benefit for DJ Kon, who's been hospitalized for the past several weeks with ... More >>
Attention, journalistic-minded denizens of P.S.1, Santos' Party House, wherever everyone goes now that they finally shut down Studio B, etc. etc.: SOTC is looking for reporter/critics in the nightlife vein. A freelance gig with around three posts a week, it'd involve both quickly filed report ... More >>
Popular musicians from Africa (see: K'Naan, Baaba Maal) often compare themselves to griots, the hereditary retainers of histories, art, and song. Instead renown Kora player Foday Musa Suso, who was actually born into the caste, makes overtures with American folk music at the City Winery tonight. T ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
The 10th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, which runs until Saturday, has been somewhat integrated into this year's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival and Summerstage series. Tonight, Argentinean art-rock siren Juana Molina headlines a free show at Central Park. The Zizek Club hosts the afterparty ... More >>
Andrew W.K.'s ventures in record production, crackpot philosophy, and bazooka-packed children's television are all a front for the simple, resoundingly true greeting on his voicemail: "The point of your day today is to do what you want to do, and do it all the way. That's the way I play, and that' ... More >>
Adult Swim's team of terrorists and aliens have organized a summer-long series of free shows at Santos' Party House. Tonight, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman joins Cheeseburger, the Woggles, and, apparently, "a hockey-mask-wearing burlesque review." [ED: Shouldn't that be "revue"? Or will s ... More >>
Reggae returns to Santos'
A fashion-plate ingenue vies for the rawer pleasures of rock stardom
Attention, bottom-feeders: This column ends with blind items.
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Scandalous behavior for a good cause
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