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"Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>
We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
The painting was better.
The work week's almost over, so start thinking about where to enjoy the next 48 hours of freedom. Here are a few events that you should take into consideration.
Lita Ford went to a party on Halloween night, and ... well, you know the rest. The former Runaway and a current bitch (no, really, her new live album is called The Bitch Is Back) is still going strong and dressing like this. Which is to say, she's still kicking (and baring) a lot of ass. In the midd ... More >>
On Thursday night, Scotland's Simple Minds -- which was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Van Der Beek and Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder (1977) -- wrap up its first U.S. tour in over a decade at Roseland Ballroom. For a lot of people, the band's usefulness begins and ends with thei ... More >>
Halloween is coming up: do you have your comedy costume ready? Confuse trick-or-treaters by dressing as Richard Pryor on fire, Chris Farley eating, or the most terrifying sight in comedy... Carlos Mencia being himself. But there is no need to fear terrible, zombie jokes this week. Once again,we've s ... More >>
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 >>
Statecraft and stagecraft across the pond
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
Monday, January 21 Inaugural Luncheon at 606 R&D Not one of the 250 guests dining at the inaugural luncheon? Have no fear. You can dine on the exact same menu at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights. The $75 prix fixe menu features lobster, grilled bison, and apple pie. Email the restaurant to make a reserva ... More >>
The Vaselinesthe rascally horny, popcentric duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKeeare, as their classic song from their 1989 debut LP Dum Dum portended, ageless "Teenage Superstars." The twosome formed The Vaselines in 1986, and along with fellow pop- purveyors Glasgowians The Pastels, ... More >>
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo has released a special blend of whiskey called Diamond Jubilee. It has been in the works, distilling, since 1952, according to Reuters (via Huff Po), and is on sale in Singapore for $198,500 a bottle.
Rebecca Marx The first time we encounter Pie Corps at the New Amsterdam Market, we tried their derby pie, and liked what we tasted. This time around, though, our tastes ran savory.
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
More work from veteran choreographers, male edition
Happier times"All love, no hate," goes the unofficial slogan of popular, partially NYC-based blog the Music Slut, which nonetheless has lately suffered some profound internal calamity, leading to the abrupt departure of writer/editor Matt Gross in what he calls an out-of-nowhere hijacking and ... More >>
How the best weekly dance party in town wound up alongside the Gowanus Canal
Bill Forsyth resurfaces at Film Forum
--Legendary cult UK folk singer Vashti Bunyan will appear at 92Y Tribeca with director Kieran Evans for a live performance and screening of the documentary Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before on October 16th and 17th. The New York Press once called Bunyan the "Godmother of Freak Folk." She rel ... More >>
Shakespeare gets the Groening treatment
It really was the easiest pun one could think of, so it makes sense that both the Post and Daily News went with "JET FAVRE" on their front pages today. Also not surprising is the lack of coverage in the news sections: this story sticks to the sports pages because the trade went down at about midnigh ... More >>
Fondle the squalor
Michael Dracula, "What Can I Do For You? (Demo)" (MP3) Hugs And Kisses The Continuing Outbursts of Everett True This week: Michael Dracula (a lady living in Scotland making heavy-lidded cabaret) When I was in my late teens, NYC’s Ze Records held more than a passing fascination for me: James Cha ... More >>
Bill Douglas filmed life as it was: hard, bleak, cruel.
Aidan Moffat sez: "It's colder out here than in Cary Sherman's heart!" UPCOMING EVENT INFO Aidan Moffat & the Best-Ofs with mystery author Ian Rankin Thursday, April 12, 7pm Union Square, Barnes @ Noble No tickets needed; first-come, first served Ok, this rules. Aidan Moffat, the dour voice behin ... More >>
Jihadists Appear to Confound Colonialist Confab
Seeing doubles at Casey Spooner's splashy birthday bash
A Tale of Pan Am 103 Families
Cult Classics, Not Bestsellers
Hooligans, punters, murder, romance, and the existential crisis of the goalie
Yazoo's Time Capsule Project