Hilary Hughes is the Music Editor of the Village Voice. In addition to the Voice -- which has counted her a contributor since 2012 -- Hughes has written about music, film, television and entertainment for a handful of publications including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Elle, USA Today, Fuse, and Billboard. Her bread and butter is rock, folk, pop, and festival coverage. A Bostonian by birth and Brooklynite by choice, she got her start writing about the local music scene in her hometown for DigBoston before joining the alt weekly's staff as its Arts and Entertainment Editor from 2010-2012. Aerosmith's "Cryin'" is her go-to karaoke pick and she blames her regional bias for that.
2 days ago | Concerts
For a season that ushers in change from the turning leaves to the creeping cold, autumn banks on the constants of nostalgia and tradition — at least as far as its musical offerings are concerned. The bulk of 2015 celebrated the Nineties, from a tw...
3 days ago | Awards
If you tuned in to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for the sole purpose of hate-watching, good on you, skeptics, critics and angry Tweeters everywhere. You watched the VMAs for the sake of despising them, and that's exactly what MTV wanted you to ...
8 days ago | Interviews
Last weekend, Grace Jones stunned audiences at AFROPUNK when she not only kicked off the festival with a mesmerizing set at the Fancy Dress Ball but followed it up with an equally powerful (and eye-catching) performance the next evening. Shor...
9 days ago | Interviews
"These things are etched in stone whether they're true or not." Not quite what you expect to hear from a man recalling the part he played in one of the most controversial moments in rock 'n' roll history, but this is how Al Kooper remembers the mo...
23 days ago | Interviews
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26 days ago