Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
Today the perpetually troubled R&B brat Chris Brown released the video for "Till I Die," a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean that waxes semi-poetic about the joys of getting fucked up and eating shrimp-laden pasta. (Is that a sex metaphor? Please say no.) The song itself sounds like a reve ... More >>
Martin Rushent, the British music producer who worked with the likes of the Stranglers, XTC, and the Buzzcocks, passed away on Saturday. Rushent's watershed moment likely came when he produced the Human League's Dare, which spawned the still-pretty-inescapable "Don't You Want Me" (above); this 2010 ... More >>
My column this week describes the riotous romp I had at "Chiller Theatre"--a New Jersey autograph convention--with pals Mickey Boardman and Angelo Pitillo.
Well, here's the proof.
Angelo Pitillo zoomed his loving lens in for some glorious interspecies moments between myself and the celebr ... More >>
You want the Go-Go's, James Murphy will play the Go-Go's. Pics by Puja, more below.When you hear that James Murphy is DJing a Fashion Week party, you go. You just go. Noting that we had to be back downtown at midnight ("We'll just go for an hour, guys, it's James Murphy!"), we rallied our A t ... More >>
And here we are on yet another Friday afternoon, pausing briefly before the onset of the weekend to look back on the week that was ...
We ranked Our 10 Best Cookies.
At Whole Foods' fish counter, adventures in unsustainable seafood.
The 10 easy rules of the Sietsema Weight Loss System.
Donny TsangDoug Quint plies his wares.Yesterday, we spoke with Doug Quint, the endlessly amiable co-proprietor of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Today, our conversation continues, as Quint enlightens us about staying cool, Neil Gaiman's ice cream cone, and his newest Golden Girls-inspired creat ... More >>
The Big Gay Ice Cream TruckDoug Quint, spreading the love.While certain ice cream truck drivers may be driven to combative extremes, you will never catch Doug Quint complaining about his job. And how could he? As the co-proprietor (with his partner, Bryan Petroff) of the Big Gay Ice Cream Tru ... More >>
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 29
The first half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's two-night benefit concert and 25th-anniversary celebration lasted six hours, ended at 1:30 a.m. and featuring star-studded sets by curators Bruce S ... More >>