Because a denial-of-service attack on the good people of Typepad knocked my blog out of circulation for a few days, I have been unable to celebrate publicly the news that Steve Smith has been hired by the Boston Globe as...
Steve Smith, who left Time Out NY only weeks ago, has been offered, and has accepted, a position as Assistant Arts Editor of the Boston Globe. It's a loss for NYC and for the NY Times, for which he has been freelancing, but a big gain...Show More Summary
Everybody knows about my shoe fetish, but I try not to go too in-depth here for a variety of reasons. Still, kicks do make up a huge part of my everyday so I don’t mind talking about them about them ad nauseam. With that said, my man, 50 grand G-Roc, the head honcho over at The Shoe Game, asked if I’d be down to contribute a few of my experiences and opinions on footwear.
A New York show with Solange, plus West Coast dates.
Ricky Martin shared a preview of his latest World Cup anthem “Vida” yesterday (April 21) but the finished product is even more of a blast from the past than expected. With the exception of a couple of grey hairs in the heartthrob’s expertly pruned beard, the Salaam Remi-produced party anthem and video (for that matter)... More »
Whistling violinist touring with his new "old timey" band featuring Tift Merritt.
Fresh from two triumphant sets at Coachella, Canadian electro-wizards Chromeo rocked the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (April 21). The duo brought along their flashy keyboards, which rest upon female legs, and performed retro-pop anthem “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” as well as recent single “Come Alive”. Show More Summary
Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook. pic.twitter.com/mE2c3oSmm6 — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 22, 2014 In an attempt to get with the times, the New York Police Department devised a plan to raise their Klout score by interacting with followers on social media, namely, Twitter and Facebook.
A little musical tit-for-tat.
Next month, Robyn and Röyksopp will release their collaborative EP Do It Again in support of their upcoming European and North American tour. So far we’ve only heard a short preview but two of the songs have already surfaced. “Every Little Thing” sounds like a drawn out ’N Sync song (in the best way possible) [...]
Sia took The New York Times through her songwriting process in a recent article and casually revealed that “Pretty Hurts”, a self-help ballad on Beyonce‘s game-changing visual album, was originally offered to Katy Perry and then Rihanna, whose manager sat on the future hit for eight months before ultimately passing on it. The Australian singer/songwriter... More »
Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) We’re still in A&R mode after putting together our Illmatic tribute mixtape with UpNorthTrips, which dropped this past weekend on the 20th anniversary of the album’s release. And though we’re in no way anxious to dive back into another project of that magnitude, we’ve got a few ideas for collaborations we’d [...]
With Mike Woodson donezo as NY’s head coach, there’s also another bright spot for the people of Gotham on the horizon: The Nike Air Flightposite One ‘Knicks.’ The Knickerbockers get a pretty nice home white makeup this time around. The white base serves as the backdrop for splashes of game royal and orange accents. That translucent blue sole isn’t too shabby either.
(image is Depression by Victoria Lincoln) Four sides of vinyl, each containing one track. Yet this Father Murphy EP has 12 tracks in total… how so? Because each side has been intended to be played back simultaneously with another side of vinyl, or standalone, opening up a variety of aural combinations. This is doubtless regarded as... Read the full post »
We’ve received the following from an inside source: This morning’s Cosi rehearsal with Levine turned into a display of union solidarity amongst all the orchestra, singers, stagehands and janitors. Unity t shirts were worn by all unions in the house. Met chorus on stage, orchestra in pit as well as all stagehands, janitors and stage managers. […]
Sounds like: Little Dragon, Cathedrals, Little Dragon Song: Cash+David - Pulse What's so good? There's been an insane amount of new music released in the last 12 hours, but this new single by Cash+David stands above the rest. And that's...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Santigold, Rhye, Lykke Li Song: Little Dragon - Let Go What's so good? Here's a new Little Dragon track from their upcoming album Nabuma RubberBand! The record comes out on May 13, but they've slowly leaked a few singles...Show More Summary
Caroline Polachek took a break last year from her synth-pop band Chairlift to work on her solo project, Ramona Lisa, and record an album. Arcadia was crafted solely on a laptop by Polachek, manipulating MIDI samples and singing directly into the laptop’s mic. Though the recording may have been cloistered and intimate, the result is [...]
Tiesto‘s decision to try his hand at an Avicii-like crossover dance-pop hit turned out to be inspired. “Red Lights” swiftly became the biggest (non-remix) hit of the Dutch DJ’s blockbuster career and is still climbing the Billboard Hot 100. He’s hoping to find similar success with catchy follow-up single “Wasted”, which features the voice of... More »
When BOOTS posted up his WinterSpringSummerFall tracklist a couple weeks ago, I’m sure that we all had our suspicions about the mysterious B that was set to appear on the last track. With her self-titled album serving as most listeners’...Show More Summary