The music industry was in a very different place 13 years ago. Record stores were thriving, profits were record setting and certain Tuesdays each year were marked as "Super Tuesdays," when the various record labels would roll out several major releases at once, often resulting in fans making multipl ... More >>
A tune by Death pumped through the speakers in the basement of SYNCStudio in Williamsburg. Halston Bruce, a tattooed chick with curly red hair, donned a headset microphone and mounted her stationary bike. This innaugural heavy metal cycling class (last Thursday) had been her longtime vision, and she ... More >>
Some names tell you all you need to know about a band: Slayer. Dee-Lite. Metallica. Pearl Jam, eh, not so much. But Deafheaven? Definitely. Black metal (Deaf) heaven (shoe gaze) = a slew of critical acclaim and year-end "best of" nods for the band's 2013 Sunbather, their second LP since forming i ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Slayer Return to NYC
Slayer return to NYC
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Experts. The world is full of them, now more than ever. There are panels full of them on cable news every night. They're clogging up your Twitter timeline. You overhear them everyday on the train. Everyone everywhere is an authority on everything. Everyone's an expert. Like "hipster" or "passion," t ... More >>
With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
There are two things you should know about NYC thrash band ShitKill. The first is that they're some of the most promising young metal musicians we've seen in a long time. The second is that, when we say young, we mean barely old enough to vote: none of them are over 18-years-old. See Also: - Live: ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. East Village bar Angels & Kings by Peter Wentz closed several weeks back and no one seemed to notice. According to their Facebook page: "Unfortunately, its with great sadness that we annou ... More >>
Pilgrim Public Assembly Thursday, March 1 Better than: Seeing what new lows The Office has sunk to. A few things you should know about Pilgrim before we even get started. The band members are named The Wizard, Count Elric the Soothsayer and, perhaps most awesomely, Krolg Splinterfist, Slayer of Ma ... More >>
A year and change ago SOTC emerituses (emereti?) Rob Harvilla and Zach Baron said it seemed at least a bit likely, and now it's really happening: The Afghan Whigs, the Cincinnati chroniclers of suffering for love while swaddling one's self in soul to help ease the pain a bit, will be getting ... More >>
River Avenue, 3:45 p.m. Most of the Anthrax shirt-wearers were inside by this point. The Big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Yankee Stadium Wednesday, September 14 Better than: "Nationals beat the Mets, 2-0. WP: Brad Peacock (1-0), LP: Mike Pelfrey (7-12)" Truth be told, the crowd ... More >>
via FacebookWho gave Mustaine the keys to the Photoshop demo? (Just kidding, Dave!)This is the news: The second concert event at the new Yankee Stadium has been announced, and oh boy is it a doozy. The metal deities Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax--d/b/a The Big 4--have announced, af ... More >>
Ordinarily there'd be some sort of joke in this caption, but at the moment we're a little intimidated.For weeks now, our weekly music-writer embarrassment session "Are You Smarter Than a Rock Critic?" has puttered along innocently, proving just how precious little this generation of Wikipedia ... More >>
White Zombie had rules. One: no solo albums under their own names. So Sean Yseult -- the bassist in the NYC punk-metal monolith, led by growling frontman Rob Zombie, that slowly evolved from mid-'80s CBGBs punks to the '90s alterna-metal titans of "Thunder Kiss '65" and "More Human Than Human ... More >>
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
Pop-up restaurants are a great way to allow young chefs to experiment with new menus without the risk of bankruptcy. And, unlike underground supper clubs, they're legal. [NY Times] Memorial Sloan-Kettering's executive chef took top prize when kitchen chiefs from top hospitals around the city ... More >>
Colicchio & Sons has opened in the Craftsteak space with a menu based on the Tom: Tuesday Dinner series. The front Tap Room boasts a wood burning oven and extensive beer list. [Eater] The Munch Truck has launched at the corner of 56th Street and Park Avenue, serving standard cart food (falafel, gyr ... More >>
A new breed of mixologist is obsessed with ice, using enormous cubes custom made by ice sculpture suppliers, ice balls the size of oranges, and long ice tubes for highballs. Dilution has become a dirty word. [NY Times] With a new Whole Foods in the space formerly occupied by the legendary ja ... More >>
Tranny-welcoming L.A. dudes hop in their GTO and escape from evil girlfriends, each other
Jovially brutal metalheads actually say the mean things you're thinking
Opeth and Enslaved wield their battle axes
Tod Seelie goes from Vice to solo show
One thing war is evidently good for: metal
Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it's speaking Spanish
Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight
Another season in the abyss with outraged, outrageous metalheads. Write your congressman.
Dark Room turns one; Cyril's in the Hamptons
Swedes Stay Put for Satan
Notes From Underground