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The age of Steve, part 2

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...

Congrats to Steve Smith!

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.

M.I.A. adds 2014 summer tour dates

A New York show with Solange, plus West Coast dates.

Ricky Martin’s Sun-And-Sand Themed “Vida” Video Is A Blast From The Past: Watch

14 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

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 »

Chromeo Performed Party Anthem “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’: Watch

14 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

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

#myNYPD: NYPD Asks Twitter To Send Police Selfies, Gets Hit With Gruesome Police Brutality Images Instead

Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook. — 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.

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Do It Again” & “Every Little Thing”

15 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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) [...]

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Was Originally Offered To Katy Perry And Rihanna

15 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

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 »

5 Rap Collaborations We’d Like to Hear in 2014

15 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

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 [...]

Coming Attractions: Nike Air Flightposite One ‘Knicks’

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.

Sonick Tarot Deck

(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 »

Wages solidarity demo at the Met

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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.  […]

Cash+David - Pulse

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

Little Dragon - Let Go

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

Stream Ramona Lisa Arcadia

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 Follows Up Crossover Pop Hit “Red Lights” With Matthew Koma-Voiced “Wasted”: Listen

16 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

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 »

BOOTS Ft. Beyonce – “Dreams” x “A Day In The Life Of Jordan Asher”

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

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