A genuine craftsman from the days when DJs played actual records and an encouraging reminder that some in fact still do, Derek Plaslaiko is truly a DJ's DJ. The Michigan native was a fixture on the Detroit rave scene from the mid-'90s until 2004, when he relocated to New York City, where he maintain ... More >>
Five black and Latino teenagers were convicted of beating and raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989, when the city was in the midst of a racially-motivated witch hunt. Though no compelling evidence placed any of the boys -- Antron McKray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymon ... More >>
George Lewis Jr. grew up in Florida but moved to Boston where he formed his punk-funk cabaret outfit Mad Man Films. That band split after releasing two albums, and Lewis moved to Brooklyn, where, inspired by the music of his childhood, he started writing songs on his own under the name Twin Shadow. ... More >>
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This is part one of my interview with Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow.
A few months ago, when the former Wild Catch temporarily shuttered after then-executiv ... More >>
Justin EvansAfter the breakup of his influential underground pop band Archers of Loaf, frontman Eric Bachmann formed Crooked Fingers (due at the Larimer Lounge tonight with Strands of Oak and Ian Cooke) and had a kind of second chapter in his long musical career, one favored by some over the ... More >>
We're slowly getting to the point where music apps are bridging the gap between useful and cool. While plenty allow you to share music from device to device, others, such as the Central Park app, gives you a soundtrack to stroll around Central Park to, should you need one. Overall, it's makin ... More >>
A few years ago, Crystal Stilts (due tonight at Larimer Lounge), along with friends Blank Dogs, gained notoriety in the blogosphere for its reverb-drenched post-punk, which was notably different from everything that had been coming out of New York in the past decade.
Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's top debaters and the subjects of our recent feature, "Say What?", left Denver yesterday bound for New York City and the Urban Debate National Championship. Their coach, Charlie Smith, went with them, as did debaters Danite Reda and Talon Lousi ... More >>
For nearly thirty years, Mickey Melchiondo's been making music under a moniker. As Dean Ween, one of the eponymous creative forces behind Ween, Melchiondo's carved out an ambitious musical niche since founding the band with Aaron Freeman - aka Gene Ween - in the 1980s. In advance of Ween's ... More >>
Christo, rendered by Kenny Be. As the official public comment period ends for Christo's "Over the River" project, the dialogue over the much-debated, $50-million landscape wrap seems to have devolved into two quite separate conversations.
One has to do with the aesthetic merits and possible ... More >>
New York's Tavern on the GreenDo you think the old Carnegie Library, now known as the McNichols Building (144 West Colfax Avenue), would make a great restaurant? If so; you're not alone; that's one of the concepts that's come up frequently for the circa 1909 building, which now houses city of ... More >>