Big Apple Idolatry
- Extreme Cougar Wives? Sure. We mean, obviously, this is a show that should be on TLC (The Learning Channel) right next to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Abby and Brittany in this year’s upfronts.
7:30 p.m. “Singles Night Of Bull Riding & Beers” is hosted by Meet Market Adventures at Johnny Utah’s: “home to the only mechanical bull in N.Y.C.” At 25 West 51st Street. Dress code is “urban casual…and munchies will be provided.” Admission price is $19.99.
7:30 p.m. American Organist Gail Archer Concert Read More
In bleak news, the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching, which might have you feeling a bit concerned about the future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. But don’t worry. The commercial alternative rock bands of the mid-1990s have it covered! Pitchfork reports that a slew of musicians, including R.E.M., Read More
As if it wasn’t exciting enough that power-duo Gnarls Barkley has released its much-anticipated followup to 2006′s St. Elsewhere (just in time to get the hype rolling for some summer jams), now we get news that Messrs. Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse are playing the Highline Ballroom on April 10. Yes, that’s one week from Read More
R.E.M. releases its 14th album, Accelerate, today. According to most accounts, it’s a return to their Athens, Ga. roots. Spin writes rather breathlessly, “They haven’t sounded this surprised with themselves since 1998′s Up, haven’t made an album this consistent since 1992′s Automatic for the People, and haven’t redlined so engagingly since 1986′s Life’s Rich Pageant.” Read More
As late winter’s doldrums penetrate the city, it’s becoming harder to find a reason to leave the house at night. But what if we told you Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were headlining the Plug Independent Music Awards tomorrow at Terminal 5? And then what if we told you it was only $10? Well, Read More
Dear Lower East Side: The 1990s called and said they want their favorite band back. Yes, R.E.M., the iconic Athens four-piece (turned three-piece) that sort of went out of style around the same time as 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation was apparently all over Rivington Street earlier this week shooting a video for the first Read More
Beneath the cement and schist of the city, the Four Seasons spa is undergoing a top-secret $3 million makeover that won’t be unveiled until September. However, on a recent afternoon, I was able to meet with the “creative team” responsible for the renovation. When they began to speak of brain-wave treatments and electronic kneading thumbs, Read More
Musical style and technology have always been in conversation, each one pushing the other along. The development of well-tempered piano tuning with its fuller dynamic range, for example, made it possible for the great body of 18th- and 19th-century piano music to be written-or, more precisely, created the medium through which certain composers found their Read More
From a hotel room in Milwaukee, 50-year-old singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo was discussing one of the more enduring loves of his life. “I think sometimes that’s why I’ve had such a hard time with relationships with women,” he said, in a California-casual voice marbled with world-weariness. “Because the love that I have for writing songs is Read More