Nickel Eye’s First US Show @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, CMJ 2008

Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture performed tonight with his new pet project/band, Nickel Eye. They played a number of songs, including “Back from Exile”: and “Brandy of the Damned”: Unless I missed something, no other Strokes appeared at the Music Hall tonight. The first song the band played was my favorite… airy, with beautiful harmonies sung …

Bob Gruen’s Opening at the Morrison Gallery

In the midst of watching the new episode of Gossip Girl (Michelle Trachtenberg, really? Vampire Weekend‘s “Campus” playing during a Brooklyn scene?) I’m finding time to log in some quick updates during the commercial breaks. Last Thursday I headed over to the new Morrison Hotel Gallery, now located on the Bowery in the former location …

Vampire Weekend Hit the Glossies

New York City homies Vampire Weekend are quickly becoming as ubiquitous as MacBook Air commercials–currently gracing the cover of the music magazine for the “blawg-rockers”, SPIN and now they are featured in the new issue of Nylon magazine: (Bigger photo on Vorrasi.com.) The shots were taken at Tom & Jerry’s bar in the East Village …

Does Lindsay Lohan Have Big Saggy Boobs?

Little did I realize that while I was watching Just My Luck last night on HBO that I would be checking out Lindsay Lohan’s naked breasts the very next day. It seems as though someone at New York magazine had the brilliant idea to let photographer Bert Stern recreate his famous Marilyn Monroe “The Last …

M.I.A. Looks Worse for the Wear in New Marc Jacobs Ads

I’m seriously pissed at Juergen Teller. First he made Meg White look a little bit like a dear caught in the headlights in his shots of her for the spring/summer 2006 Marc Jacobs campaign. Now he’s gone and made one of the most stylish and sexiest woman in today’s music scene look drab and lifeless. …

Ryan McGinley’s New Show Focuses on Morrissey

Photographer Ryan McGinley‘s new show at Team Gallery, Irregular Regulars, chronicles McGinley’s two years of following legendary performer Morrissey’s tour of the US, Mexico, and UK. The show is running now until February 10th. Team Gallery is at 83 Grand Street (between Wooster & Green, 6-8) Photos of the opening last week.

Justin Timberlake’s “Futuresex/Lovesounds” Is Totally “Retro”?

All the reviews are saying Justin Timberlake‘s new album, Futuresex/Lovesounds, is totally retro because it sounds like an old Prince album. But how come no one is talking about the other blast from the past factor of the LP? Anyone else think that the cover of his album (shot by Terry Richardson) looks very similar …