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Afghan Whigs’ Showtime at the Apollo

When the Afghan Whigs last played New York City in 2014, it was October 4 and close to tour’s end supporting Do to the Beast, the band’s seventh studio album—and first following a nearly 14-year hiatus—at the Beacon Theater. Nearly three years later, the band returned to the Apollo Theater backing their eight studio album, […]

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A Damned Documented Place in Punk History

Laser-focused on The Clash or the Sex Pistols, punk history might have forgotten one of the most influential bands of all. The Damned were the first to put out a punk single in the U.K. Even before the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated 1978 U.S. tour (or The Clash coming to America a year later), The Damned […]

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Kidrobot to Release Andy Warhol Vinyls

Kidrobot has teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create a limited edition collection of vinyl and plush inspired by the pop artist. Available this summer and fall, the collection features some of Warhol’s most iconic works (Campbell’s, Marilyn Monroe, Brillo, Velvet Undergound banana) plastered on Kidrobot vinyl (including the […]

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Patricia Field’s Big Adventure: Fashion Icon’s Art Gallery Garb

Patricia Field just closed her store after 50 years in February and less than a month later was already embarking on her next venture. Debuted during a three-day exhibit at Howl! Happening in New York’s East Village, Field gave a peek into her latest project, an art gallery fashion concept tied to her website. Curated […]

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Norman Reedus Salutes the Fleets in NYC

Even the “Walking Dead” came out for Fleet Week 2016. Well, Daryl Dixon did. Norman Reedus arrived on Pier 84 atop a pimped out motorcycle to give the fleets a proper salute in New York City on May 29. The “Walking Dead” star was joined at Hudson River Park by Playboy playmates, on-site tattoos and […]

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Patricia Arquette Speaks Up for the Ladies of Film

Before Patricia Arquette picked up the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, she told her boyfriend that if she won, she was going to say something that might make her lose some jobs in Hollywood. She did win and used her 60-second acceptance speech to address gender quality and a serious wage gap between […]

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The Pogues Make Beautiful Whiskey Together

Celtic punk rockers The Pogues like whiskey. Who knew? Maybe it’s those imbibe-induced Pogue tales like “Streams of Whiskey” and “Whiskey You’re the Devil” or its decades-inebriated frontman Shane MacGowan. Even though most band members don’t touch the juice these days, it was only appropriate to have an Irish Whiskey in their name. Royal Flush got […]

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Old Mexican Card Games—and Tequila—with Artist Alejandro Vigilante

Alejandro Vigilante doesn’t know which playing card is his favorite. Each was a labor of love. On exhibit inside Andy Warhol’s old Wooster Street abode in New York City, the artist keeps looking up at his 54 hand-painted works of art, inspired by the centuries-old Mexican card game of chance, Lotería. “Every color was a […]

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The Darkness Shed Some Light

The last time The Darkness played Irving Plaza in 2012, they just rebounded from a nearly six-year hiatus and were about to embark on a Born This Way tour with Lady Gaga—a fitting opening slot for the bombastic, glam rockers. “I’m happy to be of service,” said Dan Hawkins of fans’ delight at the return—a […]

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Garbage, 20 Years Later, in Chicago

Shirley Manson did her hair for the occasion. Her bleached blonde, rose-speckled locks matched Garbage’s self-titled debut album from 20 years earlier. The album, covered in a flurry of pink and feathers, was the real reason why the band is trekking through its 20 Years Queer tour. Manson, along with Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and […]

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Is Superman Real? New Documentary Explores Some Truths

Filmmaker Brett Culp is uncovering the spirit of Superman through several stories of children who have overcome life-threatening situations, loss, disability and other challenges in a new documentary film, Look to the Sky. The not-for-profit film also explores the DC character’s relevance in the world today. Throughout the past year, Culp has traveled to 14 […]

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King Diamond to Kick Off Tour for ‘Abigail’

Metal icon King Diamond will perform the band’s 1987 album Abigail in its entirety with San Francisco thrash rockers, Exodus, supporting them on a tour, which kicks off on October 29 and will run through December 5. The second album recorded by King Diamond following his departure from Mercyful Fate (along with bandmates Michael Denner […]