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To Do: April 23–may 7, 2014

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.

The Approval Matrix: Week Of April 21, 2014

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

Shut Up And Dance

when the city was mired in rock revivalism, james murphy busted out his disco ball....

This Is A Housing Project

vienna is full of affordable apartments that look great. how’d that happen?...

The Approval Matrix: Week Of April 7, 2014

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

To Do: April 9–23, 2014

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.

The Co-kings Of Rock

local favorites the hold steady and tv on the radio break out with career-making albums....

Americana Idols

ryan adams and jeff tweedy grow up, calm down, and go toe to toe with recovery albums....

Pump Up The Valkyries

the met’s new high-tech production is almost as monumental as wagner’s ring cycle itself....

Pop: The Twenty

our most anticipated concerts and albums of fall.

Kanye West Tweets The Fall

Armed with the season’s must-have album (and a new twitter account), the rapper will be everywhere.

Santogold Standard

this phenom’s business model is as eclectic as her music. co-branding with target? that would be cool....

Divide And Conquer

kevin barnes, the titillating heterosexual behind of montreal, finds true happiness as a soul-singing tranny....

When Google Owns Your Instrument

daniel bernard roumain's musical language includes styles from all over the world. perhaps the most accurate—and ethnically neutral—label would be a...

Very Live Wire: Tracy Morgan

q&a with the '30 rock' star.

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Ben M.'s Review Of Chelsea Lodge - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Good hotel, nice crew very helpful in pointing you to things, though i did have the impression their directions weren't always complete. location is n...

Gordon F.'s Review Of Belle Harbor Steak House - Rockaway Park (4/5) On Yelp

Steps from the harbor and the beautiful sept 11 memorial park and near to where the a and s trains come in this place was teaming with people for lun...

Li K.'s Review Of Morgan's Hotel - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Great experience for first timers in ny. the bar is on the roof, along with a dance floor, swimming pool, beds, fireplace, and a killer view smack-dab...

Doris J.'s Review Of Gramercy Tavern - New York (3/5) On Yelp

Going against the grain here. this restaurant is rated top 100. i expect to be blown away with that type of distinction. what i experienced was merely...

Doris J.'s Review Of Daniel - New York (5/5) On Yelp

What a wonderful meal! the room is gorgeous, the service more then excellent and the food- words cannot do any of the courses justice! we both had the...

Doris J.'s Review Of Nobu - New York (5/5) On Yelp

My experience is that often great restaurants especially those owned in part or in whole by celebrity chefs lose there edge over time. usually due to ...

Twitney L.'s Review Of Mamoun's Falafel - New York (3/5) On Yelp

This place fell short on my expectation for a place that's highly rated. the place seems dirty. i was very turned off after seeing a grimy bottle of s...

Keith P.'s Review Of Big Bear Bubble Tea & Crepe - Queens (3/5) On Yelp

So small it makes you question the owner's aspirations! if all they sell are desserts and dessert drinks (yep, i said dessert drinks), then why close ...

Leyla F.'s Review Of Bohemian Restaurant - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Apparently one needs to be referred before you may book at this delightful japanese restaurant.we were privileged to be invited along with friends and...

David R.'s Review Of Big Wong King - New York (4/5) On Yelp

If a friend is in the mood for some semblance of authentic chinese i would normally tell them to top up and head on over to queens for the real chinat...

Leyla F.'s Review Of Toloache - New York (5/5) On Yelp

We really enjoyed our experience with the mexican cuisine at this restaurant. i would stick with what they do best as we ordered a chili glazed steak ...

Leyla F.'s Review Of Pylos - New York (4/5) On Yelp

The food is my favorite type of food. great greek salad and and grilled fish and octopus. the greek wines were good and the wait staff was very knowle...

New A.'s Review Of Big Wong King - New York (5/5) On Yelp

One of my favorite places in chinatown. my go to place for congee, my favorite food. they also serve every staple dish of cantonese food. don't expect...

Chan K.'s Review Of Eddie's Sweet Shop - Forest Hills (4/5) On Yelp

There aren't many places left like this it has an old school vibe. i had a banana split, it was gooddddd, the staff was nice too.

Ej K.'s Review Of Woorijip Authentic Korean Food - New York (4/5) On Yelp

This place has many different korean dishes at cheap price. always packed. recommend this place to those who want quick korean food

Ej K.'s Review Of Bcd Tofu House - Bayside (3/5) On Yelp

I used to come here often, but not lately. their sidedishes are delicious. however their tofu broth taste changed and they dont taste as good as befor...

Ej K.'s Review Of Jaiya Thai - New York (4/5) On Yelp

This is my favorite thai restaurant. their dishes are authentic and most of the time, consistently good. their pad thai is very good. service is spott...

Ej K.'s Review Of Cho Dang Gol Korean Restaurant - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I came here multiple times since 2006. consistently very good food. service is ok. the wait can get long so be careful with timing.

Juan O.'s Review Of Bar Nine - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Great place i loved it. the ambiance is friendly and relaxed, the food is excellent, the live music is great, and all the extras like the skee ball ma...

Ej K.'s Review Of Tabata Noodle - New York (3/5) On Yelp

This is a small ramen place that has good quality ramen at a reasonable price. their other dishes are not as impressive as ramen dishes

Ej K.'s Review Of Lady M Cake Boutique - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Their crepe cake is amazing. however when i went last time, some of their crepe layers were burnt and the cake was bitter. they need to work on consis...

Ej K.'s Review Of Mad For Chicken - Flushing (4/5) On Yelp

I like this chicken place more than bonchon, kyochon, etc. their other dishes (fries, ddukboki, etc) are also good. its hard to describe why i like th...

Ej K.'s Review Of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong - Flushing (2/5) On Yelp

I came here 10+ times and i became disappointed at this place. things that changed since they opened up1. portions got smaller ( i dont get full anymo...

Cathy B.'s Review Of Seriatim - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Thanks for decluttering my place by introducing to me several unique ways to store my items. i thank you for your help in getting all my shoes off my ...

Renee M.'s Review Of Red Rooster - New York (2/5) On Yelp

We were in the neighborhood and decided to stop in for brunch.it was 11:30am so no wait, and service was good.now here's where it got bad....what we a...

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Riff Raff

7:00 p.m. april 21 - perhaps riff raff's existence, and subsequent ubiquity, in hip-hop was an inevitability. perhaps it was written in the stars that...

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

9:00 p.m. april 21 - when avey tare (the stage persona of david portner) isn’t busy with animal collective, he’s flexing his even more int...

George Saunders

7:00 p.m. april 22 - graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is choked with visions of limitless possibility. and whether you...

Patti Smith+jesse Paris+eric Hoegemeyer

7:00 p.m. april 23 - "april is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring ra...

Fear Of Men

7:30 p.m. april 23 - brighton quartet fear of men approach records with fervent pointillism. literally: the artwork for their last record, early fragm...

Greenwich Village Stories

7:30 p.m. april 23 - with preservationists waging endless battles against developers in greenwich village, there’s no better time for greenwich ...

Factory Floor

9:00 p.m. april 23 - factory floor proves the possibility of revelation through repetition. the critically acclaimed trio of nik void, dominic butler,...

Miley Cyrus+icona Pop+sky Ferreira

7:00 p.m. april 24 - miley cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaran...

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

7:00 p.m. april 24 - it’s been a minute since we've heard from the bassist-composer's mid-sized ensemble. but he's been spending his time wisely...

Vijay Iyer And The Brentano String Quartet

7:00 p.m. april 24 - pianist and composer vijay iyer has won a macarthur "genius grant," regularly tops the jazz critics' polls, and recently began te...

Sol Cat

10:00 p.m. april 24 - a fluid, insistent guitar style that's disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? yes, ...

Steve Gunn+kevin Morby+prince Rupert Drops

9:00 p.m. april 25 - the impeachable steve gunn has been involved with kurt vile and the violators in the past, but more recently, he has recently foc...

Hauschka

9:30 p.m. april 25 - how would you like your piano prepared this evening? as hauschka, dusseldorf's volker bertelmann augments a standard acoustic key...

Sol Cat

8:00 p.m. april 26 - a fluid, insistent guitar style that's disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? yes, t...

Pet Shop Boys

9:00 p.m. april 26 - with electric, the pet shop boys 12th album, neil tennant and chris lowe made glossy platinum pop perfect for serotonin-craving e...

Cloud Becomes Your Hand

8:00 p.m. april 28 - a stacked bill features brooklyn's own cloud becomes your hand, who sublimely construct a melodic sprawl of alien soundscapes. on...

Nickel Creek+the Secret Sisters

8:00 p.m. april 29 - on tuesday, at new york's historic beacon theatre, two acts who nod to the past will be gracing the stage. opening act the secret...

The Both

9:00 p.m. april 29 - indie rock icon ted leo and esteemed singer/songwriter aimee mann have joined forces in a clash of independent music titans with ...

The Both

8:00 p.m. may 1 - indie rock icon ted leo and esteemed singer/songwriter aimee mann have joined forces in a clash of independent music titans with the...

"the Little Prince: A New York Story"

10:30 a.m. every mon., tue., wed., thu., fri., sat., sun. until april 27 - yet another reason for writers to believe in the city as a magical golden m...

All The Way

7:00 p.m. every tue., thu. until june 29 - now that he’s done playing family man and feared drug lord walter white on breaking bad, bryan cranst...

The Mysteries

6:30 p.m. every mon., thu., fri., sat. until may 25 - debates on biblical authorship still rage, but its copyright page is going to become a lot longe...

Fishing For Wives

7:30 p.m. every tue., wed., thu., fri., sat. until april 27 - set in 1913 on hawaii’s big island, edward sakamoto’s play concerns two fish...

Casa Valentina

7:00 p.m. every tue., wed. until june 15 - as an actor, harvey fierstein really fills out a dress. now he’s giving other men that same opportuni...

“the Eve Of Porn: Linda Lovelace”

10:00 a.m. every mon., tue., wed., thu., fri., sat., sun. until july 1 - when deep throat was released in 1972, it attracted celebrities, such as jack...

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Giant Step Presents Electric Punanny (jasmine Solano & Melo-x) At Le Bain

When: monday, may 12, 2014 time: 8 p.m. where: le bain at the standard 444 w 13th st new york, ny 10014 cost: free w. rsvp   join giant step for...

Code Documentary Launch Party

When: tuesday, april 29, 2014 time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. where: bitly 85 5th ave (4th floor) new york, ny cost: free w. rsvp join bitly as they present a f...

Bedford & Broome Launch Party

When: saturday, april 26, 2014 time: 10:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. where: henry hudson hotel 356 w. 58th st. manhattan, ny cost: free w. rsvp    come ou...

Lurch Magazine Final Party

When: friday, april 25, 2014 time: 9 p.m. where: freddy’s bar and backroom 627 5th ave. between 17th & 18th st. brooklyn, ny cost: free ​ joi...

Immigrant Nation + Nannyvan Nyc Launch Party

When: thursday, april 24, 2014 time: 7-10p.m. where: downtown community television center 87 lafayette st. manhattan, ny 10013 cost: $5 (suggested d...

Zines From The Borderlands: Storytelling About Mixed-heritage

When: thursday, april 24, 2014 time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. where: brooklyn historical society 128 pierrepont st brooklyn, ny cost: free w. rsvp come partici...

1st Annual Lincoln Funeral Walk

When: thursday, april 24, 2014 time: 8:45 a.m. where: desbrosses street (on the bank of the hudson river) new york, ny cost: free w. rsvp source: ca...

Monday Movie Night: Rumble Fish

When: tuesday, april 21, 2013 time: 9:00 p.m. where: huckleberry bar 588 grand street brooklyn, new york 11206 (718) 218-8555 cost: free   stop b...

Mad World Nyc Book Launch Party

When: monday, april 21, 2014 time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. where: housing works bookstore cafe 126 crosby st. manhattan, ny cost: free w. rsvp to: mbradford@a...

Tribeca Film Festival Drive-in

When: thursday, april 17, 2014 –  saturday, april 19, 2014 time: 6:00 p.m. where: world financial center plaza 220 vesey street new york, ny ...

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