Face It, “Match Point” Isn’t a Great Movie

Ok sometime before the New Year I saw that new Woody Allen movie “Match Point” in a totally packed theater. I was totally looking forward to it having skimmed some very positive reviews. So you can imagine how bummed out I was that it was so…not great. Like really not great. Uuuughhh. In the movie …

Jack White Left Speechless for the Next 2 Weeks

This just in from the White Stripes‘ official newsletter: The White Stripes are unfortunately postponing their upcoming Japanese tour dates because Jack White is suffering from an acute vocal cord problem. As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next 2 weeks. We sincerely apologize to …

What Would Be the Theme Song for the “L.E.S.” TV Pilot?

They’re young, they’re hip, they’re sexy, and they have to pay the rent…it’s your new favorite show “L.E.S.” and it’s coming to FOX this April! Ok, none of that is true (yet), but were you just totally laughing your butt off when you read this NY Times article about 126 Rivington like I was? It’s …

Lost Songs from the NYTW Version of “RENT”

April 23, 2006 will mark the 10th year anniversary of “RENT” on Broadway–which makes me feel really old. In honor of that I dug out some really old tape bootlegs of the original New York Theater Workshop version of “RENT”, hooked them up to my new analog output adapter and made some crappy mp3 versions …

Pete Tong’s Advice for Apple, DJs, and the Music Industry

Check out this awesome interview with internationally known dance music DJ Pete Tong from Wired. He has some really interesting things to say about how technology is affecting the art of djing, how aspiring spinners can start gaining a following, and what Apple needs to do in order to keep folks like him feeling good …

Turning Japanese: 50 Kaitens Rock the LES

Imagine if the Ramones and the Beatles decided they were going to form one band. Now imagine if they only sang in Japanese. Are you with me? Because that’s the only way I can describe the 50 Kaitens. I saw them last night at Pianos and I was left utterly speechless by what I saw. …

The Boys Are Back In Town: The Strokes at MSG Theater

Tonight the Strokes debuted a new song they just recorded. We don’t remember a single word from it, but Regina Spektor did backing vocals for it. Somewhere in a straw hut, Damon Albarn is pissing his pants. Regina Spektor also feels the need to hug every Stroke as she walks onto the stage and off …