Ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has survived a lot -- a rare brain tumor, all the usual rock 'n' roll excesses, a feud with ex-bandmate Mick Jones, his old band continuing to tour with a karaoke singer that's replaced him -- and lives to play another day. And that day is today, when the 62-year-old dr ... More >>
I've been making fun of Guy Fieri for a pretty long time. I mean, look at him: If we ever get dragged into World War III, the Axis powers will put his chubby, bleached-blond head on propaganda posters to illustrate what us awful Americans are like. But I'm not alone, everyone makes fun of Guy Fieri. ... More >>
Jones Beach Theater
Wednesday, July 4
Better than: Putting the freak flag in permanent cold storage.
"Goddard College!" Phish leader Trey Anastasio called out between verses during "Alumni Blues," the band's opening number at Jones Beach on Wednesday night, a rare onstage shout-out to the b ... More >>
The tabs have been on a rampage lately, uncovering all kinds of same-sex shenanigans reportedly engaged in by those married to the opposite sex.
The result is this Canadian newspaper article which questions why we're so obsessed with outing, but manages--in the process of its pained introspection-- ... More >>
Early this year, Never Say Never took us backstage as teenpop heartthrob Justin Bieber worked his way to a sold-out Madison Square Garden tour finale, juxtaposing current success with clips of baby Bieber playing drums, doing cute things, and wowing crowds at Ontario open mics. Journey to Fea ... 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
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 >>
By Nick Minichino
Weezer/Flaming Lips w/Yeasayer
PNC Bank Arts Center
Thursday, July 28
Better than: Not seeing Bush at the Bowery Ballroom.
It's extremely easy to forget the advantages of an large-scale concert if you've gone, say, a decade eschewing such shows. Massive venues with lawn seatin ... More >>
The chef steps away for a moment, and the duck begins to burn.
Julia Moskin published an excellent piece in the NY Times this morning on the subject of a Guy Fieri show she'd witnessed in Atlantic City recently. As luck would have it, I attended the same show. Here are my personal impression ... More >>
New York is a city of ephemeral monuments. There's only until next Friday, May 14, to see the four-channel "digital playground" that avant-garde filmmaker Ernie Gehr has fabricated in Madison Square Park. Four high-def, flat-screen video monitors ring the Shake Shack in the park's southeast c ... More >>
There are more NHL fans in Saudi Arabia than there are people in NYC who can afford Yankee Stadium ticket prices. And it's a shame, because it's really a site to behold. Very..cavernous.
Say what you will about the site lines, but the place is a monument to magnificence. And this is coming ... More >>
"I'm getting too old for this."
"My heart can't handle any more of these tight games."
"This is just getting ridiculous."
Yep, I'd have to say I agree with all of those. I'm still not exactly sure what the hell happened last night at Yankee Stadium. There wasn't a lot ... More >>
Legman Robert Sietsema reports from Harlem: "The Jumbotron, encased in a blue plastic bubble, is set to Fox TV. The emcee apologizes -- 'It's the only signal we can get here.' The crowd groans and boos... 125th Street is lined with hastily-set-up tables selling photos and unauthorized t-shirts. C ... More >>
This one's for you, Zeke.
Jason Lytle (Home Slice Pizza)
Explosions in the Sky (Auditorium Shores Stage)
SXSW Saturday Afternoon, March 21
So I've got this Grandaddy fixation thing I'd just as soon not gas on about. (Anymore.) Suffice it to say that ex-frontman Jason Lytle remains a person of int ... More >>