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A musician from the Toro y Moi performance. (Courtesy of the New Yorker)

Toro y Moi Hypnotizes Brooklyn’s Elsewhere With Trance-Inducing Beats

By Audrey Lee, Contributing Writer November 13, 2018

Toro y Moi, also known as Chaz Bundick, brought down the house in Brooklyn Saturday night at the first show of their two-night residency at Elsewhere. The sold-out performance featured a set of  old and...

Rami Malek in

Queen as Told Through Fake Teeth, Haircuts and Cats

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer November 6, 2018

The new Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” promised to rock you and rock it did. Viewers get an in-depth look at Freddie Mercury’s personal life, as well as the highs and lows of the band. The audience...

 Calum Worthy and Jackie Long in

‘Bodied’ Insults Everyone and Gets Away With It

By Arin Garland, Contributing Writer November 6, 2018

Two figures stand face to face surrounded by a ring of rowdy onlookers. One is Behn Grymm (Jackie Long), a legendary rapper, undefeated in the underground rap battle game. The other is Adam Merkin (Calum...

A photo of

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: Nov. 2 to Nov. 4

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina November 1, 2018

It’s that time of the week again, and although Halloween is over, the city still has plenty to offer in the way of fun and entertainment. And even if your budget took a hit over the holiday, there’s...

The cover for St. Vincent's stripped down album

The Sonic Reinvention of St. Vincent’s ‘MASSEDUCTION’

By Michael Muth, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

In the music industry, it’s adapt or die. If you want to survive, you have to stay relevant, which is why bands are constantly trying out new quirks and sounds. From DJ remixes to acoustic covers, musicians...

The cover for Greta Van Fleet's most recent studio album

Greta Van Fleet Give SoundCloud Rappers a Run for Their Money

By Michael Muth October 30, 2018

In a time where rhythm and blues and hip-hop have become synonymous with pop, the sounds of electric guitar solos and slamming cymbals find less grip in the industry as the genre hangs on by a thread while...

Cory Michael Smith in a still from

‘1985’: A Gripping and Private View into the AIDS Epidemic

By Kaylee DeFreitas October 30, 2018

Based on his short film of the same name, Yen Tan’s “1985” follows Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) as he visits home in Fort Worth, Texas after moving to New York and not returning for three years. Adrian...

A promotional poster for the third season of

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Is the Perfect Action Noir

By Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor October 30, 2018

Heavy shadows, high-contrast lighting, conflicting moral compasses, violent mysteries and an unrelenting examination of law and order: all elements of a film noir well done. They are also aspects that...

Carey Mulligan as Jeanette Brinson, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Jerry
Brinson in Paul Dano’s WILDLIFE. (Courtesy of IFC Films)

The Disintegration of a ’60s Family in ‘Wildlife’

By Elizabeth Crawford October 23, 2018

You join them for dinner — the Brinsons. Enter loving housewife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan), hard-working man of the house Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) and their 14-year-old skamp, Joe (Ed Oxenbould). So still...

Gorillaz performs Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 13 as a part of their the Now Now tour. Frontman Damon Albarn has announced that this may be the last concert people will see of Gorillaz in a while. (Photo by Lea  Veloso)

Gorillaz Shake Up Barclays Center in Their Last Appearance ‘For A While’

By Jessica Xing, Staff Writer October 23, 2018

Self-described, British “virtual band” Gorillaz played a nearly sold-out show at the Barclays Center on Oct. 13 for what is possibly one of the band’s last concerts for a long time. As the band...

luciana achugar from the interactive dance performance

‘Brujx’ and the Excruciating Monotony of Labor

By Claire Fishman October 23, 2018

Friday night, in the foyer of Skirball, Luciana Achugar greeted her audience nervously; Achugar doesn’t normally give speeches before her performances. “I went back and forth a lot,” she said,...

Kero Kero Bonito on stage during their performance at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. (Photo by Jun Sung)

Kero Kero Bonito Blow the Roof Off Elsewhere

By Jun Sung October 23, 2018

Kero Kero Bonito lit up the stage at Elsewhere on Oct. 17 with a performance that included an eclectic mix of pop bangers and their newer, guitar-driven tracks. With the help of touring musicians Jennifer...