Last week, the self-professed "inhuman orchestra" Biz Markie turned 50-years-old. The beloved clown-prince of hip-hop has spent a good chunk of that Diabolical half-century making hip-hoppers laugh while they nod their head. In a genre where, outside the occasional punchline, there isn't a whole lot ... More >>
We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kori Gardner knows a little something about pouring one of her passions into a fledgling venture and turning it into something popular, enduring, profitable, and fulfilling: She and singer-drummer (and husband) Jason Hammel did it with their long-running indie-pop du ... More >>
On August 14, Insane Clown Posse will deliver their 12th studio album, The Mighty Death Pop! The last time Detroit's finest punching bags released a full-length original album, September 2009's Bang! Pow! Boom!, they gave the world "Miracles," an unintentionally hilarious viral-video ode to giraffes ... More >>
Thurston Moore himself called Galaxie 500's pioneering debut record, Today, "the guitar record of 1988." Considering 1988 marked the release of Sonic Youth's landmark Daydream Nation and Dinosaur Jr's pedal-stomping sludgefest Bug, that bold proclamation by Moore was indeed a revelation. But it was ... More >>
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Of Montreal on Yo Gabba Gabba! from NickPress on Vimeo.A friend from San Francisco sent this in to Fork in the Road. It's a song from Of Montreal that I've never heard them perform in concert, and casts the band in a more wholesome mode than you've probably seen them in lately.
How they missed the opportunity for a "Dance Dance Revolution" headline is hard to understand, but yet again, here you will find the New York Times Thursday Styles section interacting with Brooklyn's creatures of the night! This time, they are dancing, and they are doing it without drugs.
Ben Clark/NickelodeonBottom row: Christian Jacobs, DJ Lance Rock, and Scott Shultz. Top row: Brobee, Muno, Plex.The characters of the Nickelodeon preschool children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, recently barbecued with riff-rockers Them Crooked Vultures: picture a gap-toothed cyclops (Muno), a pin ... More >>
Salute. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week we finally got to unleash the initial Siren Festival details on the world (July 17! 10th anniversary! Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem! Totally free!), we celebrated Cinco De Mayo like Anna Wintour, Pharrell, a ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: Peter Graves, Robert Hays (Ted Striker!), and Ross Harris, reunitedCourtesy Ross HarrisBeloved, fantastically deadpan actor Peter Graves died Sunday of a heart attack at 83, leading cinéastes to marvel at an enormous résumé that includes the Mission: Impossible TV ... More >>
Is posing with Terry Richardson the new Make A Guest Appearance on Sesame Street Yo Gabba Gabba?
Well, it's certainly better than shilling for Diet Coke or pimping frozen foods, but still, the sight of Anthony Bourdain dancing with giant plush toys is a bit unsettling. Bourdain donned a doctor's coat to do a skit on Yo Gabba Gabba (it will air on March 10), a Nickelodeon show that his toddle ... More >>