By Daniel Kohn
For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded wo ... More >>
Last week the Daily News broke the story about New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo, a Lost-like Easter egg pregnant with allegory and symbolism that held all the clues to the mysteries of the Jets woeful season on bungling purgatory island. It was, in case you missed it, an image of his wife weari ... More >>
Welcome to 2013. Welcome to the future.
2013 is not like other years. It's different. It's a whole new world. A world in which Grammy Nominee and general music visionary Al Walser is not only still alive, but will lead us all to redefine our very idea of art (seriously, think about it). A world i ... More >>
Country music has never had a simple relationship with Mexico. While outlaws like Waylon Jennings once warned that there "ain't no God" on the other side of the border, Tim McGraw more recently took the opposing position, suggesting that God in fact created the country, but only as a place for trapp ... More >>
Most people have a story about meeting someone famous—and most of those stories are dull. So why is an entire Tumblr site devoted to the most banal ones—"Did I ever tell you about the time... ?" is the header, but it's better known by its URL, Rock and Roll Tedium—such a riot? The ... More >>
Tell your children not to walk Wye Oak's way. 2011 was a year of looking back relentlessly, whether you were awash in Remember The '90s nostalgia or getting down at a New Kids On The Block show or watching Lady Gaga try to bring back the variety-hour era with her whacked-out Thanksgiving spec ... More >>
Photos by Emmanuel Garcia; more below.Patti Smith
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, December 2
Better than: Whatever Met gala I'll never be invited to.
About three-quarters of the way through an impossibly good, set-closing rendition of "Gloria," Patti Smith tried something newand fa ... More >>
Long were the days when my nights when my days once revolved around you.
Cool Spotify timewaster of the day: If you search for "year:xxxx-xxxx" the browser will display the most popular songs released in that range in descending order. So what does this tell us about, say, this morning's heal ... More >>
R.I.P.Last month, we reported that the Rum House would be closing on Sept. 30. But the bar, which has sat on the ground floor of the Edison Hotel for more than three decades, shuttered on Saturday night.
Jeremiah Moss was there and has a report: Van Morrison was on the jukebox, the Yankees- ... More >>
"I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude."
Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams
There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>
Dude is actually pretty funny. (Credit: Chad Griffith)
Let it be known that within 15 minutes of the first episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ?uestlove was providing drum-rolls for an audience-participation game called "Lick It for 10," wherein some kid from Staten Island was goaded into lic ... More >>
Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>