Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Edward Gorey Halloween Spectacular

Shien Lee is a master of disguise. As the nightlife impresario behind Dances of Vice, a roving costume party troupe, Lee might appear as a cancan dancer one night and a gothic Victorian lady the next. Since its inception three years ago, her troupe has amassed an underground cult following that cuts across New York City subcultures from punk to burlesque. This Halloween is especially huge for Lee, as she prepares for an Edward Gorey Halloween Brunch Spectacular at the Highline Ballroom followed by a Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute at Le Poison Rouge. Here, the 25-year-old reveler talks about her penchant for maquillage born from another era (Weimar Berlin, to be exact), where to find rhinestone-studded lashes, and how to really keep your lipstick from moving (two words: hair spray). (continue at

Tickets for October 31 available here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dave Douglas Spark of Being preview

The Creature's Education from Bill Morrison on Vimeo.

a preview of the film; Dave Douglas will be performing the soundtrack live on October 24th. Tickets are available here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

CMJ Q&A: Jason Isbell / AM NY

When Jason Isbell left the Southern rock group Drive-By Truckers three years ago, some fans wondered how he’d fare as a bandleader. After all, instead of contributing two or three songs per album, he’d now have to fill up the entire record himself. Isbell quickly proved he had plenty of music in him, delivering two strong solo albums full of soulful roots music and detailed yarns.
We spoke with Isbell during a break from his national tour. (more at

Monday, October 4, 2010