Linda Leseman is a freelance journalist who writes mostly about music for the Village Voice. Her work has appeared in other Voice Media Group publications, as well as in The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and American Theatre Magazine. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Journalism with a focus on Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University. Before moving to New York, she spent a quarter-century in Texas but is from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2 days ago | Interviews
I walked into the Brooklyn Fox That snowy Christmas Day Patti and her Bluebells simply stole my heart away She took me to Aretha Franklin, showed me so much soul And helped us join the party with our English rock and roll - “New York,” by The Zomb...
22 days ago | Interviews
It sounds like the setup for a punchline: “What would happen if three famous musicians and a nobody got in a room?” asks Mark Menghi. In this instance, the answer is Metal Allegiance. What started as a live supergroup for cover songs has grown int...
25 days ago | Interviews
If you Google third-wave feminism, the top result currently includes a photo of Kathleen Hanna. When Hanna started Bikini Kill in 1990 with bandmates Kathi Wilcox, Tobi Vail, and Billy Karren, there was no Google. The band relied on fanzines and w...
30 days ago | Interviews
In 2010, the German rock band Scorpions released what was supposed to be their final album and embarked on a farewell tour. Five years and three “farewell” tours later, they’re ready to rock the Barclays Center (like a hurricane) on September 12 a...
2 months ago | Heavy Metal
WARNING: Do not attempt this at home, unless you enjoy suffering. After reading, do not stick your fingers in your eyes or near other precious body parts. Don’t do that after eating hot sauce, either. A spicy metal show hits the Music Hall of Will...
Nile Rodgers on New Chic Songs and Keeping at It: 'Nobody Would Ask Eric Clapton to Stop Playing the Blues'2 months ago | Interviews
Tonight at Martha Clara Vinyard in Riverhead, Long Island, legendary record producer Nile Rodgers will host the FreakOut! Let’s Dance Festival. The two-day event boasts dozens of artists, including some of the biggest names in mainstream pop as we...