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Big Freedia broke a twerking world record in Herald Square (video)

The Queen of Bounce led a crowd of more than 300 to break the Guinness World Record for most people twerking simultaneously. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) Signs that twerking may be reaching the apex of its cultural relevancy seem to

Five things I learned at Metallica's Apollo Theater show

In town to promote their new 3-D IMAX movie, the metal kings played a career-spanning set at the legendary Apollo Theater. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) Metallica's last visit to New York City saw the metal vets playing the massive

Lady Gaga concert photos: Live at Madison Square Garden

Lady Gaga's little monsters came out en masse to Madison Square Garden last night to bask in the bright, weird light of their leader. The headmistress of spectacle certainly did not disappoint. But don't take our word for it, TONY photographer Jon Klemm was on-site to collect plenty of evidence.

Live photos and recap: Wilco and Yo La Tengo make some noise on Coney Island

When I wrote last week that Wilco was reentering a gritty phase in its career, I underestimated just how edgy the old fellas could be. Last night Wilco—preceded by a noisy, vibrant Yo La Tengo playing old and new material—played as if it had something to prove. The set list was a big f-you

Live photos and review: Deer Tick and Bad Brains go punk for Halloween, messiness ensues

"It's a punk rock show, what the fuck did they expect?" muttered one girl to her friend at Saturday's Halloween Vice party. She was bitching about the heavy-handed security men who were trying (and failing) to keep order during Bad Brains' headline set ("Leave it to Vice to hire the Mafia for

Live photos from Moogfest: Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and more revel in synthy geekery in Asheville, NC

Check out scenes from this annual celebration of electronically enhanced aural innovation In the ’60s and ’70s, the Moog analog synthesizer was the gold standard of arty kitsch. It was heard on Wendy Carlos's unlikely 1968 hit, Switched-On Bach; the Beatles' Abbey Road; and just about any

Live photos/review: Siren Music Festival at Coney Island

Photos by Loren Wohl Braving the heat, the masses filtered out of the Coney Island subway station and onto the sun-drenched, wood-paneled boardwalk for The Village Voice's tenth annual Siren Fest this weekend. And while fans came prepared with sunglasses, hats and backpacks, there was

Live photos: Weezer dressed up as bugs at their Halloween party, plus special Gossip Girl guest

"Weezer fans have the Halloween spirit!" declared Rivers Cuomo, at Weezer's Hammerstein Ballroom Halloween party, Saturday night. The band took the stage dressed as bugs, following sets by Matt & Kim and PT Walkley, and TONY photographer Lizz Kuehl was there to catch the action. The band also

Live review: Janelle Monáe at Pier 84 (slide show)

The R&B legend-in-the-making rocked the Hudson last night, with bonus appearances by Diddy and Big Boi. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) “You’re a fucking god! You’re a fucking god!” So screamed one particularly jumpy fan last

Midnight Moment: Björk takes over Times Square (video)

Throughout the month of March in the wee hours, watch a trippy music video projected across five blocks of midtown. See more recent blog posts There’s a new reason to look up in Times Square at midnight, and it doesn’t have anything to do with a ball dropping. At 11:57pm every night through

Miley Cyrus concert photos: Live at the Izod Center

Hot dog! Flashy pop provocateur Miley Cyrus rides a giant one through the Izod Center during the Jersey stop of her Bangerz tour. Listen to Bangerz on Spotify In Manhattan, Lady Gaga is currently shutting down Roseland Ballroom with a seven-gig residency. Over in Queens, the latest Cirque du

See record covers photographed in the NYC subway

A new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum showcases subway album art—so we compared old LPs with the current stations. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) The NYC subway system has always been a source of artistic inspiration for

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