Hilary Hughes was the Music Editor of the Village Voice until 2016. 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.
8 months ago | Pop Music
Go on, call me the one who's gone insane/Oh, I will be the one who's gone insane Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe have just finished screaming into each other's faces. It's a rainy Tuesday night at the Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar, and the singers are ca...
8 months ago | Pop
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8 months ago | Film and TV
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8 months ago | R&B/Soul
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9 months ago | Hip-Hop
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9 months ago | Film and TV
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