David Thorpe

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  • 7 months ago | Country

    In a Camarillo strip mall, where a toasty Quiznos breeze mingles with the funk of Jamba Juice, a nameless cowboy strums a guitar. He's thinking of a woman he knew years ago, way back in aught-twelve. She was a good woman, a loyal wife and a patrio...

  • 11 months ago | Endorsements

    Today, the people of Boston pause from their daily grind to pay respects to their most cherished native sons: Godsmack, the universally revered critical darlings of modern rock. From the official Republic Records press release: NEW YORK, NY -- To ...

  • 2 years ago

    Jared Leto is proof we're living in an elaborate fiction. I can't suspend my disbelief enough to accept that he's real: he's a million-selling rock idol who's also a serious actor known for taking on difficult roles. He's handsome and soft-spoken,...

  • 2 years ago | Pop

    This has been a perilous year for Justin Bieber, our favorite swaggy little shit. He was snapped sipping some alleged lean; he took heat for tone-deaf comments in the Anne Frank house; he scuffled with the paparazzi; his friends keep getting his c...

  • 2 years ago

    Village Voice music editor Brian McManus asked me to write a little about legendary music writer Steven Wells, who passed away four years ago today. I'm not sure I can write just a little. See also: Steven Wells: In Memoriam...

  • 2 years ago | Lists

    Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the 10 finest male rap...