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.
9 hours 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...
24 days 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...
30 days ago | Interviews
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How NYC's Rock Scene Influenced Def Leppard: 'We Sound Like Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Don’t We?'1 month ago | Rock 'n' Roll
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1 month ago | Interviews
Most young bands struggle for years with crap gigs in front of nearly non-existent audiences. Not so Northern Ireland’s The Answer. Their first-ever show in New York City? “A two-night stand at Madison Square Garden — and an appearance on Lat...
1 month ago | Rock 'n' Roll
It began, as these things often do, with a night of alcohol-induced insanity and goofy boys-will-be-boys stupidity. But this time, sobriety and sunlight didn’t end the questionable decisions. The members of Crobot — singer Brandon Yeagley, guitari...