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The Flaming Lips at Wellmont Theatre in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights... The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger ...
The Flaming Lips at Wellmont Theatre in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights... The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger @ Terminal 5 Two bands who love making far-out psychedelia, but not without keeping a sense of pop in mind -- The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala -- team up to co-headline two nights at Terminal 5. Opening both nights is The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, because with that much psychedelic pop at one show, you gotta have a Lennon on the bill, right? Big Boi, Killer Mike @ Brooklyn Bowl Big Boi's currently the more active member of Outkast and while his solo stuff isn't anything to ignore, you can usually count on hearing tons of 'Kast at his shows too. His frequent collaborator and fellow ATLien Killer Mike opens the show. Liam McEneaney @ The Bell House Funny guy Liam EcEneaney is throwing a release party for his new CD, Comedian, and has invited a bunch of equally clever friends Christian Finnegan, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Gilbert Gottfried, Hannibal Buress, plus musical guests Starlight Girls and The Summer Replacements. Tickets are still available. Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ State Theatre (NJ) Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along. This tour has two more NYC-area shows, playing Port Chester's Capitol Theater tomorrow, and then on Saturday (10/5) will be at Webster Hall. Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and theme of tonight's show is "Greatest Hits Night." So no need to scream for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," they're probably going to play that. Tickets are still available. Jenny Hval, Ludwig Persik @ Mercury Lounge Norway's Jenny Hval makes the kind of forward-thinking art pop that falls somewhere between Laurie Anderson and PJ Harvey. Tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Check out the kinda NSFW video for "Innocence Is Kinky," below. Warpaint, DJ Nelleke @ Music Hall of Williamsburg It's been over two years since LA dream pop quartet Warpaint were in NYC, but that finally changes tonight. There's been talk of a new album -- which will be their first since their 2010 debut -- so hopefully we'll hear some of that new stuff tonight. Sold out. Jagwar Ma, DJ Angus Gruzman @ Glasslands Australia's Jagwar Ma, whose debut album owes much to the '90s baggy scene, made their American debut at Mercury Lounge last night and tonight they're at Glasslands. Sold out but they'll be back in December. Prince Rama @ Clocktower Gallery Tonight is the premiere of Prince Rama's film, Never Forever, a free-form bit of strangeness that includes both the "twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen" and a "VR robot turned pop star." It looks kind of like The Apple? After the film there's a lecture, "Pop Music and the Apocalypse," from singer Taraka Larson. The event is sold-out but you can check out the trailer below. Tyvek, Shark?, Darlings, Juan Wauters (The Beets) @ Death By Audio On their way back from Goner Fest, Detroit noise punks Tyvek stop by Death by Audio to trash the place with a fine line-up of local openers. Aaron Dilloway and Richard Pinhas, Matthew Regula, John Mannion, On a Clear Day @ Saint Vitus Former Wolf Eyes' dude Aaron Dilloway tonight will play a collaboritive show with Richard Pinhas of '70s French prog band Heldon for what surely be some mind-expanding sounds. Twin Peaks, Lost Boy?, Flagland, The Teen Age @ Shea Stadium Chicago youngsters Twin Peaks make sprightly indie rock are back in town for two shows, and tonight's show also features The Teen Age who make equally catchy guitar pop. Dita Von Teese @ Gramercy Theatre Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese continues her four-night run at Gramercy. For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's,
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Now that Nest has rolled out its second-gen smart thermostat, it looks like it's gearing up to reveal its next project: an intelligent smoke detector dubbed Protect. Jessica Lessin, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, first broke word o...
Now that Nest has rolled out its second-gen smart thermostat, it looks like it's gearing up to reveal its next project: an intelligent smoke detector dubbed Protect. Jessica Lessin, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, first broke word of the device and now AllThingsD is chiming in to confirm its existence. Specifics are slim, but it's said the device will connect to the outfit's existing A/C hardware (presumably over Bluetooth), lending it long battery life since it won't need a WiFi chip. Lessin notes that a subscription-based monitoring service and the ability to sense carbon monoxide have been considered, but ATD's sources say a monthly fee is off the table. The gadget is expected to receive an official unveiling soon, and may go on sale by year's end. Now that intelligent smoke detectors appear poised to head into homes soon, we can only hope they're as charming as Gilbert Gottfried. [Image credit: Katy Warner, Flickr] Comments Source: Jessica Lessin, AllThingsD
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Over the weekend, this video clip of Christian Bale’s audition for Batman Begins found its way to the YouTubes and it’s pretty revealing in a few interesting ways. For starters, Nolan and his team called in a favor from Amy Adams to stan...
Over the weekend, this video clip of Christian Bale’s audition for Batman Begins found its way to the YouTubes and it’s pretty revealing in a few interesting ways. For starters, Nolan and his team called in a favor from Amy Adams to stand in as Rachel Dawes while Bale wore the actual Batman suit from the dreadful Batman Forever. It really makes you wonder what the Dark Knight trilogy could have looked like with Adams playing Batman’s reluctant girlfriend instead of the Katie Holmes/Maggie Turtlehaal tradeoff.But for added character depth and a little “No duh” insight, director Christopher Nolan described how Bale thought that his Batman should have a different voice than Bruce Wayne so that people wouldn’t catch on and be like, “Hey, you’re Bruce Wayne.” If that’s the case, I just wish they would have gone the whole nine yards and had Gilbert Gottfried provide the Batman voice.
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Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” dominated the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but Bob Newhart was the man of the night with his first Emmy win in a television career that has lasted more than 50 years. T...
Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” dominated the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but Bob Newhart was the man of the night with his first Emmy win in a television career that has lasted more than 50 years. The Newhart victory, which came for his guest role on the comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” was the emotional high point on a near-four-hour show distinguished by harried winners trying to beat the clock, and by an upstart streaming service winning its first awards. Also read: Creative Arts Emmys: The Complete List of Winners Newhart, Melissa Leo (“Louie”), Dan Bugatinsky (“Scandal”} and Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”) won the guest acting awards, the highest-profile honors given out on a night that awarded 77 of the 101 Emmy categories. Bugatinsky beat Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane from “The Good Wife” and Robert Morse and Harry Hamlin from “Mad Men,” and thanked both his onscreen husband and his real-life husband in an acceptance speech that also paid tribute to the U.S. Supreme Court. But it was Soderbergh’s movie about the relationship between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) that was the night’s big winner. Nominated in nine categories, it won the first eight times it came up, including art direction, casting, picture editing and costumes. It wasn’t until the final hour of the show that “Candelabra” finally lost, when “Top of the Lake” won the cinematography award for movies or miniseries. The “Candelabra” cinematographer who was the movie’s first loser was Soderbergh himself, using the pseudonym Peter Andrews. Earlier in the night, he had won for picture editing under another alias, Mary Ann Bernard, but had not been present to accept. Also read: Bob Newhart’s First Emmy Win Ends 50 Years of Losses “Behind the Candelabra” finished with eight awards, while the Tony Awards and “Boardwalk Empire” won four. “Saturday Night Live,” “Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe” and the documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” won three. As usual, HBO was the big winner among networks, with 20 awards to 15 for CBS and eight for NBC. Other winners included Lily Tomlin, who won her first Emmy in 32 years for her narration on the HBO movie “An Apology to Elephants,” and Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who won the reality-host award for “Project Runway.” “Undercover Boss” was named Outstanding Reality Program for the second year in a row. The first award of the night went to Netflix’s “House of Cards” for casting, but the innovative series did not get back to the stage of the Nokia Theatre until near the end of the night, when it won for cinematography. Composer and songwriter Alan Menken would have completed the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony grand slam known as the EGOT if he had won for a song he wrote for the TV series “The Neighbors,” but he lost to a song from the Tony Awards. On a night when it stirred up lots of internet talk with one of its final episodes, “Breaking Bad” won a single Emmy, for editing. With so many awards handed out, virtually all the winners were played off at the end of a 45-second countdown that began not when they reached the stage, but when their names were announced. Given the inordinately long introductions by a few presenters – including Dan Harmon and Joel McHale, Gilbert Gottfried and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog – the lack of speech time grated on more than a few of those in attendance. By the end of the show, winners hustling down the long aisles passed acres of empty seats on their way to the stage. This year’s Creative Arts Emmys will be broadcast on the FXX Network on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore airing at midnight. The Primetime Emmy Awards, which will present the remainder of the awards, including the top acting and show categories, will take place the follo
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Fuse announced yesterday that they have renewed Insane Clown Posse Theater — which features the Insane Clown Posse inviting people like Vanilla Ice and Gilbert Gottfried into an abandoned movie theater to riff on music videos and p...
Fuse announced yesterday that they have renewed Insane Clown Posse Theater — which features the Insane Clown Posse inviting people like Vanilla Ice and Gilbert Gottfried into an abandoned movie theater to riff on music videos and pop culture, like someone put Juggalos, Beavis & Butthead, Mystery Science Theater 3000 in a blender and hit Liquefy — for a second, 10-episode season. This brings up a few points: WHY DID NONE OF YOU TELL ME THIS WAS A THING? I’m too angry to come up with other bullet points. Below, please find a clip from the first season where the Insane Clown Posse interviews Coolio. I am so happy I got to type that last sentence. What a world. Photo credit: Fuse
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NoHo Arts District, CA, September 4, 2013 – Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences along with producer Spike Jones, Jr. announced the first presenters for the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. These presenters represent...
NoHo Arts District, CA, September 4, 2013 – Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences along with producer Spike Jones, Jr. announced the first presenters for the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. These presenters represent some of the brightest producers, hosts, personalities and talent on and behind the screen in television this year. Presenters announced today include Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn & Jon Murray (Project Runway), Joel McHale & Dan Harmon (Community), Margo Martindale (The Millers), Mark Burnett & Roma Downey (The Bible), Scott Bakula & Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner & Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank), Cobie Smulders & Pamela Fryman (How I Met Your Mother), Joelle Carter & Graham Yost (Justified), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons), Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Parnell (Archer) , Robert Smigel & Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, McKenzie Westmore (Face Off), Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage (MythBusters) and Neil Patrick Harris (65th Primetime Emmy ® Awards host and star of How I Met Your Mother). The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will be held on Sunday, September 15th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. A two-hour, edited presentation will air Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on FXX.
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I write about Williamsburg a lot and that’s because I live here. I’m coming up on my one-year anniversary, in fact. But I’ll admit it. I was kind of hatin’ on my own neighborhood for a while. When you’re not...
I write about Williamsburg a lot and that’s because I live here. I’m coming up on my one-year anniversary, in fact. But I’ll admit it. I was kind of hatin’ on my own neighborhood for a while. When you’re not snobby about music and could care less about owning a record player or pair of RayBan sunglasses, it can seem a little hard to fit in.  And, well, there’s just a lot of stuff that’s so easy to make fun of. But once you realize you don’t have to be a hipster to enjoy this neighborhood (or that it’s OK to be a hipster, if you are one), you can see the beauty of living here for what it is: a young, cheap (‘cept for rent), artistic mecca for weirdos and French bulldogs. But seriously. Hungry? From $4 Crif Dogs to free pizza, Williamsburg’s restaurant revival includes some of the best high-in-calorie/low-in-cost foods to accompany your grimy libations. And many of these establishments are less crowded versions of their Manhattan originals (Caracas, Meatball Shop, Crif Dogs, etc.). Monday nights at Lodge feature free wings with a drink purchase, and you can feed at least four people with a $10 plate of Commodore’s nachos (my personal favorite) any time your cheese addiction flares up (and mine does often). If pizza is more your thing, the Charleston and the Alligator Lounge dole out free slices with your beer. And if you’re classing it up with a whiskey, do yourself a favor and go to Noorman’s Kil, where you can also get some gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in the $5 range. Williamsburg’s East River Park is the perfect place to eat a Peter Pan donut, I’ll tell you what. And when you’ve filled up on enough complimentary grease and fat, look no further than down the street to burn it off. Wanna work out? McCarran Park not only has a track to run around like a dog chasing its own tail (sorry, really not a fan of track workouts), but there’s also stations with bars and various platforms on which to perform exercises. There’s also the enormous public pool there, but if that’s overwhelming, the recreation center and indoor pool on Metropolitan and Bedford is a highly affordable way to keep in shape at just $75 for a six-month membership. Retro Fitness may look like a one-of-a-kind McDonald’s meets Equinox type of establishment (it’s actually a franchise), but this place is only $20 a month, and – though it’s known for it’s ’80s throwback vibe – it’s actually quite modern, offering classes such as P90X and Les Mills. North Brooklyn also has its own, free running club you can join. Need new clothes? Yes, Williamsburg does have a lot of overpriced boutiques, but lest we forget about Buffalo Exchange on Driggs and North 9th. This is called the safer way to shop. You still get your cute, new-clothes fix while increasing the odds of paying much less due to the whole second-hand nature of Buffalo Exchange. While some of the surprisingly very few thrift stores around the neighborhood may be overpriced, you can also venture slightly north to Manhattan Avenue, into the Greenpoint neighborhood, for some cheaper options. You may end up with a Polish grandmother’s old church dress, but even that outfit will fly here. It’s Williamsburg, after all. Just wandering? Many a night meandering, I’ve run into production crews filming HBO’s Girls – once in front of the C-Town grocery store, another time in Bar Matchless. And if you’re spending time aimlessly walking the streets, you can bet Subaru Dude is aimlessly driving them – and de-gracing everyone with his Gilbert Gottfried esque singing voice. There’s also the gentleman who, accompanied by his boombox and his own god-given voice, puts on lavish performances outside of Crif Dogs. You’ll see many a character if you hang around here long enough. The entertainment in people-watching alone can’t be beat. Looking to leave? One of my favorite things about Williamsburg
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The 2013 Houston Astros can be entertaining to watch at times…if you’re the type that’s entertained by watching gruesome horror flicks. They are a completely inconsistent team in ever facet of the game. Though they have...
The 2013 Houston Astros can be entertaining to watch at times…if you’re the type that’s entertained by watching gruesome horror flicks. They are a completely inconsistent team in ever facet of the game. Though they have gaping holes throughout their roster, there is no doubt that the bullpen is their biggest weakness. The few games where the Astros are able to score some runs and get quality starting pitching, the bullpen usually comes in and screws everything up. Watching the relievers work is the equivalent of being forced to watch a video of your own conception while listening to Gilbert Gottfried do a live reading of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII — but just how bad are they? (more…)
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