Thursday night, veteran rhymesmith and mic controller LL Cool J leads the charge of hip-hop's all time greats, including Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, for a night of rap royalty at Roseland Ballroom. While Mr. Cool James has given us over 25 years of undisputed rap classics, he's also been ... More >>
I saw the queen of bitterness--best known for Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family--in concert last night at 54 Below and thrilled to her succession of lashings, hilariously pulled off. For example: *She was horrified to read in the New York Times that Patti LuPone opened the club on June 5. ... More >>
Knyfe Hyts (The New) Secret Project Robot Thursday, October 20 Better than: Buzz. Coming through the nearly unmarked door on Melrose Street in Bushwick, one could be forgiven for thinking that the dozen bedraggled people sitting around in the dark on thrift store couches, surrounded by e ... More >>
Let's stick to the really old ones--and let's not include any instrumentals, OK? By far the most delightfully informative and/or amusing ones are: 7) The theme from Alice Broadway baby Linda Lavin belting "There's a New Girl In Town" was brash and fun and set the tone for the fish-out-of- ... More >>
My newest book, Fork on the Left, Knife in The Back, has an official pub date of September 1, but one of my millions of fans (shut up) has alerted me to the fact that it's available on Amazon and in fact she was just told her copy shipped right away. It's a preemie baby, and such a cutie!
Tonight's Broadway Bares -- the stripping and dancing revue at Roseland benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS -- had a "Masterpiece" theme, with Baby It's You!'s Beth Leavel taunting the crowd by leering, "Are you ready to get a piece?" And there were plenty for the taking. In one s ... More >>
I do a full Gaynor! . . . over Mitzi and over Reichen Lehmkuhl; Friars toast David Dinkins
MGMT. You're wearing two different socks, dude. Photo by Josh CheuseIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on the gleeful self-sabotage of MGMT, Francis Davis looks back on the work of jazz's Paul Motian, and Theon Weber reviews David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love tribute to Imel ... More >>
During Game 1 of the World Series last night, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was graced with one of the more remarkable fun-fact infographics in TV-baseball history: "Appeared in several MC Hammer videos in the late '80s." Now that is a fun fact. Let's see if we can find him.
Yoostar is a magical-computer form of cinema karaoke whereby you're filmed saying lines from a classic movie scene and then can promptly see the scene with you in it! It's the quickest rush since crack cocaine!
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
Yes, he most surely was, as reported in this week's column [CLICK HERE], which is more packed with good stuff than a circuit queen's butt at the Black Party. Read this invigorating opus and you will also learn about:
photo from the Warsaw show by Jean-Pierre A. Gary Wolf Parade Warsaw Sunday, August 19 Dystopian square-dances, demented waltzes, eroding polkas. Wolf Parade have more than a whiff of the Addams Family about them, a whimsical sense of cartoon horror and entropy, Cousin It warbling sweet lullabies ... More >>
Doug E. Fresh leads a delighted Brooklyn crowd down a Frosted Flakefilled memory lane
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