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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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Rene C.'s Review Of Beyond Bespoke Alterations - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Just picked up my suit a couple of days ago and it fits perfectly! i like how they don't try to force you into any unnecessary expenses. they'll recom...

Md B.'s Review Of Bareburger - Astoria (4/5) On Yelp

Yelping has become a verb for me.... and what i do best is go through about what the business offers. this one had a 10% off dine in coupon and the ot...

Kiandra L.'s Review Of The Crabhouse - Edgewater (3/5) On Yelp

Once again, i visit another establishment without first checking yelp. (in my defense, this one was a "surprise"). the view is nice and along the wate...

Jacqui J.'s Review Of Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar - South Richmond Hill (5/5) On Yelp

Excellent food !!! authentic guyanese dishes that are signature to this establishment. the owners are friendly, makes you feel very welcomed. the food...

Sean T.'s Review Of Frank's Hairstylist - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Inexpensive haircut and gets the job done. these guys are so old school they probably don't even know what yelp is. you can't beat an $18 quality hair...

Jackie G.'s Review Of Luigi Pizza - Jamaica (5/5) On Yelp

Whenever i go to my boyfriend's home i ask him to go get garlic knots and a chicken caesar salad from this place. i love how they always have the garl...

Nicole H.'s Review Of Sera's Salon - Forest Hills (5/5) On Yelp

I love sera's salon! i have been traveling from nj to forest hills for several years now to have my hair done here. i've had my hair cut and styled by...

Kelly R.'s Review Of Dish Ridgewood - Ridgewood (3/5) On Yelp

I was so excited to try a new bbq place in the hood. unfortunately, this is no fette sau, but i wasn't really expecting it to anyway.the service wa...

Kelly R.'s Review Of Norbert's Pizza - Brooklyn (3/5) On Yelp

The pizza was okay. not the best i've ever had, nor the worst. there was a 20 minute way for a plain pie to come out, so i ended up getting hawaiia...

Chris T.'s Review Of Oz Hair Nyc - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Love love love!i went here for the $50 off coupon for the japanese magic straight. i've always wanted super straight shiny hair, so this seemed like t...

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

Amazing pre-game bar! i solely come here for the 5 shots for $10, how can you go wrong? it is definitely one of the divey-est dive bars i've ever been...

Alex A.'s Review Of Old San Juan Latin Restaurant - Saddle Brook (4/5) On Yelp

Really sucks that this place is closed. i came here a few times and always enjoyed the food. the place was nice and service was great. i did notice...

Troy G.'s Review Of Jacques 1534 - New York (5/5) On Yelp

With it's laid back vibe, calm atmosphere and great drinks, i always enjoy 1534. you can get up to chat or find a seat and just hang out - works for a...

Kevin L.'s Review Of Hide-chan Ramen - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Came here on a weekday at around 10pm and was seated immediately. the service in general was good, but the staff seemed a little over attentive - tryi...

James J.'s Review Of David Burke Kitchen - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I cannot describe the amazing experience i had at david burke kitchen, the flatbread was wonderful and i couldn't stop eating the peanut butter maple ...

Tiffany W.'s Review Of Third Floor Cafe - New York (3/5) On Yelp

Came here with a friend who has been here before. arrived on a thursday around 10pm. the bar is on the third floor of an office building, so it is a b...

Jennifer C.'s Review Of Sugar Freak - Astoria (3/5) On Yelp

Great customer service and not bad food! i was a little disappointed in the chicken and waffles due to the chicken being fried in a pan like chicken c...

Jennifer C.'s Review Of 16 Handles - Astoria (5/5) On Yelp

Excellent customer service and tasty frozen yogurt!! i went here late, almost 12:30am, and was greeted by a very kind employee who explained how the s...

Aparna K.'s Review Of Apna Bazar Cash & Carry - Jersey City (4/5) On Yelp

I come here often to get indian produce and spices. the store is well stocked and fairly organized.it also has most of the ready-to-eat stuff like par...

Jennifer C.'s Review Of Melody Cafe - New York (1/5) On Yelp

The manager/owner is obnoxious and rude!! just because my friend and i ordered 2 glasses of water from the bar after drinking margaritas, he literally...

Jen J.'s Review Of Mc Govern's Tavern - Newark (5/5) On Yelp

My parents love this place. its our go to gathering spot as a large family. kids enjoy it too which is a big hit always!

Alex C.'s Review Of Skyline Gourmet Deli - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I recently moved to this area of the neighborhood and this has become my local deli. it's nice inside and has reasonably good food at a reasonable pri...

Kathleen A.'s Review Of Carnegie Deli - New York (2/5) On Yelp

I really want to give this new york staple 3 stars but i just cannot in good faith that others will read this and possibly base their decisions to din...

Mary S.'s Review Of Jg Melon - New York (3/5) On Yelp

I recently went for a lunch - dinner with a friend. there is a waiting line, be prepared to come 20 min earlier. even though everybody tries their bes...

Kristia B.'s Review Of Lindenwood Diner & Restaurant - Brooklyn (5/5) On Yelp

I definitely had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful meal at this diner. as soon as i pulled up and noted there was no more parking spots, i immediat...

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Aaron Belz & Mike Topp

7:00 p.m. april 25 - the poetry of aaron belz is almost like a mitch hedberg or demetri martin joke: one-liners with a slapsticky residue, legitimized...

Found Footage Festival

7:30 p.m. april 25 - it all started 10 years ago with a mcdonald’s training video from the ’80s titled “inside and outside custodial...

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...

Ema

10:30 p.m. april 25 - erika m. anderson, better known as ema, is unapologetically loud and “sooo blonde” as she hoarsely screams on the tr...

Fly Fishing

10:00 a.m. april 26 - who would have thought that the corner of fifth avenue and 42nd street would become the fly fishing headquarters of new york? bu...

The Lodger

3:30 p.m. april 26 - considered the first hitchcock picture molded in the suspense mode that would make him famous, the 1926 silent the lodger present...

Andrew W.k.

7:30 p.m. april 26 - step aside, lmfao: the original party rocker, co-owner of santos party house, and the voice’s very own advice columnist and...

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...

Olga Bell

8:00 p.m. april 28 - russia-born dirty projectors singer-keyboardist olga bell reimagines the music of her homeland on krai, an exhilarating song cycl...

Sherlock Holmes Debunked

6:30 p.m. april 29 - genius, addict, confirmed bachelor: sherlock holmes can be an enigma. fortunately, sherlock holmes debunked, tonight’s doub...

The Village Voice Presents Free Verse

7:00 p.m. april 29 - in honor of national poetry month, the voice asked none other than former u.s. poet laureate billy collins to gather a list of a ...

Annie Gosfield

8:00 p.m. april 29 - jamming — of both the improvising and disrupting varieties — provides the focus tonight and during the remainder of c...

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 ...

Kosmosdemonic+insect Ark+syphilitic Lust+laura Ortman

7:30 p.m. april 30 - "pummeling, blackened psychedelic sermons of rebellion and transcendence, heaved up from the sewers of brooklyn," is how metal ba...

2 Chainz+miguel

8:00 p.m. april 30 - dj prostyle will be living the dream when he has 2 chainz and miguel, two of the most sought after and successful artists in hip-...

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...

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...

James Baldwin, This Time!

12:00 p.m. every thu., fri., sat., sun. until april 27 - now in his third year at the helm of the former dance theater workshop, bill t. jones adds in...

Jeanine Oleson

11:00 a.m. every wed., thu., fri., sat., sun. until july 6 - for the next four months, artist-in-residency jeanine oleson will carefully study differe...

“bill Cunningham: Facades”

10:00 a.m. every tue., wed., thu., fri., sat. until june 15 - “i have said many times that we all get dressed for bill,” says vogue ruler ...

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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...

One Night Only: An All-star Comedy Tribute To Don Rickles

  the biggest superstars in comedy will come together on spike tv to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons – do...

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...

Msg Presents: The Mysteries Of Ice Cream

When: tuesday, april 29, 2014 time: 8-10 p.m. where: littlefield 622 degraw st brooklyn, ny cost: free this month masters of social gastronomy takes ...

Purina One® Cat Café

When: thursday, april 24-sunday, april 27, 2014 time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. where: purina one cat cafe 168 bowery new york, ny 10013 cost: free nyc are you ...

American Comedy Awards Tickets

1iota is giving fans a chance a to rub shoulders with the funniest of the funny at the american comedy awards on saturday, april 26th. click here to g...

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...

Ralph Steadman “for No Good Reason” Art Exhibit

When: wednesday, april 23-friday, april 25,  2014 time: 4-8 p.m.; 12-7 p.m. ;12-7 p.m. where: red bull studios 220 west 18th street new york, ny c...

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...

Two-book Minimum Comedy Show

When: friday, april 25, 2014 time: 9:00 p.m. where: community bookstore 143 7th ave brooklyn, ny brooklyn, ny 11249 cost: free  source: better bo...

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