The Shins w/St. Lucia
Sunday, April 29
Better than: A Shins concert five years ago.
Halfway through the Shins' show at Terminal 5 on Sunday, the Portland indie rockers found their groove. Maybe it was the generous clang of cowbell or the strobe lights that ushered in new song "No Way ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
via @Z100NewYorkBackstage, will.i.am looked sad. But dry.
The Black Eyed Peas & Friends
The Great Lawn, Central Park
Thursday, June 9
Better than: Sitting in Central Park and waiting for nothing to happen before the heat broke.
The confusion started at around 5:15 p.m. last night, when NY ... More >>
Pic via NYC TaperYes, we are quite fond of not-at-all-lo-fi Brooklyn rock band Mr. Dream. Yes, we know several of the dudes therein personally. And yes, there some of us were, Friday night at Glasslands, for a sold-out show capping a huge week for the band: Their debut album, Trash Hit, is ou ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>
Trust is a currently previewing off-Broadway play by Paul Weitz, with Zach Braff and Sutton Foster in lead roles.
TV's Bobby Cannavale is also in it, and apparently he really stands out, according to a regular on a Broadway board who's chimed in about one of the selling points of his perform ... More >>
The girl next door with a welcome weird streak, Sutton Foster may be the most talented performer who isn't a superstar yet.
She's a hard working, creamy voiced, ultra likable singer/actor, and at her Cafe Carlyle opening night, she was introduced by Donna Murphy as "a teacher who thinks she' ... More >>
Scrubs star Zach Braff appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, talking up the Mermaid Oyster Bar, in which he is an investor.
"We don't serve actual mermaids," joked Braff. "But if we did, business would be amazing."
At the Observer today, Christopher Rosen, stimulated by the unfortunate new The Taking of Pelham 123, decries remakes of 70s New York classics. But his complaint is that "Only '70s period pieces remain locked inside the isolation of past events... We want '70s films to be something other than a ... More >>