These 10 concerts GOT THAT FIRE LIKE CAYENNE!* (ie they are the best.) *No, Mystikal is not in town. That song's just on our minds, for some reason. Sorry for any confusion.
The ’90s live on at Union Hall
Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
Hey: Albums! In case people still care about these things, here's a batch of potentially interesting releases arriving in the coming weeks and months:
Dent May's output can be divided into two distinct halves: biting, old-timey sardonicism (2009's stripped-down, snark-soaked The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele) and clear-eyed, enabling positivism (2012's synth-heavy, ukulele-free Do Things). A gentlemanly uber-pop classi ... More >>
Both fun.'s "We Are Young" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." topped the Hot 100 and the Alternative Songs chart, and did so in quick succession. The success of both those songs after a number of years when songs from the Alternative Songs chart seemed to be almost completely absent from po ... More >>
It's nearly impossible to definitively pinpoint the moment when a phenomenon hits its saturation point. Thanks in no small part to the internet's insistence on not only "more," but also "now," we as consumers live in an era where there are more opportunities to kill the things we love even faster, a ... More >>
It's a familiar scene to anyone who's seen VH1 programs like Behind The Music or Where Are They Now?, or the channel's endless lists of 'one-hit wonders' of the '80s and '90s: a musician whose brief fling with stardom is well behind them sits at the mixing desk of a studio, while the voiceover detai ... More >>
The 2012 edition of The Bamboozlethe weekend-long festival of complete and utter overstimulation in the name of music and carnival rideswill take place May 18 through 20, and instead of being held in the parking lot of the Meadowlands' football stadium, as it has been for the past cou ... More >>
Third Eye Blind. This afternoon at 12:30 or so, Zuccotti Park will host a concert starring activist/rocker Jackson Browne, the still-potent-to-the-kids Third Eye Blind, and the Los Angeles retro outfit Dawes. And this isn't one of those "omg Radiohead is on the way down there now" fake-outs, ... More >>
Legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne moves toward the "stage" at Zuccotti Park. It was a cold and windy afternoon at Zuccotti Park, with the thermometer stuck at 46 degrees, as Jackson Browne and Dawes took the stage around 1:15 pm. Well, it wasn't really a stage, but a marble planter ... More >>
No Age w/HEALTH, Cults, Ceremony House Of Vans Thursday, June 30 Better than: Anything you went to see last night. (Sorry Real Estate.) The skater brand Vans has once again set up shop in Greenpoint for a month of rowdy rock shows at a warehouse, and the venue is pretty fantastic, even if concert ... More >>
by Brad Nelson Panic! At the Disco w/ fun. Terminal 5 Tuesday, May 24 Better than: Actually being 18 years old again. The weather outside last night was stale, and there was no wind at all, so everyone brought with them into Terminal 5 a piece of the air. By the event of Panic! at the D ... More >>
One Williasmburg woman is on the hunt for the Zach Galifianakis of her dreams, via Craigslist, and we're here to help. If you're youngish and live around here, or in a similar metropolitan area, then you know the jokes about the plethora of boys with beards. But the stereotypes come from a pl ... More >>
Not a burrito: Dos Toro's steak taco Dos Toros, a new Cal-Mex taqueria just off Union Square, is owned by Leo and Oliver Kremer, two brothers from Berkeley who wanted to bring Mission-style burritos to New York. Oddly enough, Leo is also the bassist for Third Eye Blind. Neither brother has an ... More >>
The prophecies of a teenage Jonathan Richman, drawn in 1967. Jonathan Richman's first group, the Modern Lovers, distilled the early hipster scene at CBGB down to punk. But throughout his subsequent solo career, he's favored acoustic instrumentation over sonic assault, and his songwriting has borr ... More >>
A (possibly) illuminating chat with Carles, the Internet's latest mystery man
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Last week, Judge Kara became a bitch, this week she unleashed some cleavage. Oy. Kara, whoa that shirt Jacksonville is a town that owes its legacy to Journey--or at least to Randy Jackson--if we're to believe the introduction to last nig ... More >>
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