This is why you don’t get rid of gossip royalty! The New York Post must be hitting itself on the head for missing this scoop, which its former columnist/icon Liz Smith gave instead to New York Social Diary: the one and only Joni Mitchell might be performing a private concert in L.A. for the first time in years. Read More
M.I.A., she who had truffle fries forced upon her by Lynn Hirschberg but who prefers chewing over her terrorist sympathies, is about to blow our minds again with a re-emergence following the disappointing ///Y/. (She’d been missing in action for a year or so!) Her new video, “Bad Girls” (would be very Donna Read More
If you occasionally pass through the Port Authority A, C, E subway station, you may have spotted Uriah Roman. He is a sixth grader in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a budding singer. He has a slightly creaky voice (cut him a break, Simon, he’s twelve) but sings with total conviction. Read More
In a private email between Brian Williams, the NBC News anchor always eager to prove quite how with-it he is, and Nick Denton, Gawker honcho, Mr. Williams asked just why Lana Del Rey’s outing on Saturday Night Live hadn’t gotten coverage on the site. As reported by Gawker editor AJ Daulerio himself, Mr. Williams Read More
SCENE: Sunday afternoon. An apartment living room, Brooklyn, reminiscent of Jodie Foster’s apartment in Carnage in the intended effect of its decor if not in its plushness. Television at center of room.
ROOMMATE: So, did you see Lana Del Rey Saturday night?
Late last fall, Brian Mencher took the stage in the main performance space at the Living Room, the acoustic-rock incubator that hatched Norah Jones a decade ago, and a brood of well-regarded singer-songwriters since. He wore the uniform of the neighborhood (Ludlow Street) and season (the weekend before Thanksgiving): plaid shirt, vest, moderately distressed jeans, Read More
That Elvis Presley first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Read More
The Beach Boys’ unfinished follow up to their beloved Pet Sounds album, Smile, will be released officially for the first time in November according to Capitol/EMI records. The incomplete sessions have floated around as bootlegs for 44 years. Brian Wilson, who suffered a breakdown during the recording of the album, re-recorded a number of the Read More
The Observer wrote about Manchester’s Wu Lyf way back in April, for the band’s first American gig at Glasslands in Williamsburg. At the time, they were a mystery—they had about four songs making rounds on the Internet that were dramatic and brooding. There were only a handful pictures of the group. Some Read More