Katherine Turman has been a contributor to the Village Voice since 2012. An LA native now living in New York, Turman has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Guitar World, Marie Claire, the New York Observer, Billboard and many other outlets, and was an editor at the rock magazine RIP for eight years. She’s co-author of the critically acclaimed Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and is working on her second book. Turman holds a degree in journalism from USC and currently produces the award-wining classic rock radio show Nights with Alice Cooper. She also produced the live performance and call-in radio show ROCKLINE, and was a music booker and producer on The Sharon Osbourne Show.
11 days ago | Metal
So, a Finnish bluegrass hillbilly band walks into a bar… no, it’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s the start of an evening on Steve ‘N’ Seagulls' first-ever U.S. tour. If there was a punchline, it’s that they play metal songs like Metallica’s “Se...
11 days ago | Concerts
Move over Pope Francis, there’s a new pope in town. Sure, Papa Emeritus III’s miter may bear an upside-down cross, and the word “Lucifer” may be intoned onstage with seeming glee, but Ghost’s own front-Pope held the Sunday night masses in thrall w...
24 days ago | Rock 'n' Roll
We want our rock stars to be larger than life, invincible. And none have been more so than one Ian Lemmy Kilmister, arguably the hardest-living-man in show business. And at 69 years of age, the seemingly indestructible poster boy for insurrection ...
1 month ago | Concert Reviews
Joseph Arthur’s prolificacy is intimidating — and sometimes unwieldy. Onstage at City Winery, he was a one-man band, painter, singer/songwriter, pianist, off-the-cuff humorist and collaborator suffering from jet lag. The shaggy troubadour summed i...
2 months ago | Concert Reviews
Seeing seminal punk luminaries X in concert, you don’t want — nor do you expect — to have a nicely dressed wine sommelier with an earpiece headset showily displaying a bottle of wine to a table in front of you. You don’t expect — nor should you ha...
2 months ago | Interviews
Back in September of 1981, Simon John Charles Le Bon, 23, along with his band of sharp-dressed music-makers, hit American shores for the first time as Duran Duran. Though the British quintet only had two club shows booked in the NYC area — one at ...