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  • STARRY NIGHT

    published June 26, 2013

    Recorded in 1974 but not released until ’78, Big Star’s Third (also released as Sister Lovers) is The Velvet Underground & Nico of... More >>

  • ROCKIN’ THE RIVER

    published June 26, 2013

    After hosting Titus Andronicus and the Black Angels in 2011 and Archers of Loaf and The Drums in 2012, the Voice’s own 4Knots festival... More >>

  • SUN WORSHIPER

    published June 26, 2013

    Two summers ago, Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer was practically a revelation. Previously known only as half of the Fiery Furnaces, a... More >>

  • MR. FETE

    published June 19, 2013

    Once the youngest ever winner of the Caribbean Song Festival, the Eurovision of the West Indies, Machel Montano is now 38, the biggest soca star... More >>

  • THE HILL HAS EARS

    published June 19, 2013

    Yes, another New York City music festival, but no, this one is kind of different: Instead of the same groups and stars that play all the other big... More >>

  • SAFE BET

    published June 19, 2013

    Chance the Rapper’s first mixtape, 10 Day, was named for the length of the high school suspension that kickstarted his rap career, the... More >>

  • SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS

    published June 12, 2013

    Back in 2003, few would have guessed that Sub Pop’s biggest-selling release since Nirvana’s Bleach would come from a Death Cab... More >>

  • BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE

    published June 12, 2013

    In the late ’90s, Gildas Loaëc was living with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and contributing to the music Thomas Bangalter and de... More >>

  • NORTH BY NORTH WILLIAMSBURG

    published June 12, 2013

    God bless The L Magazine, those fine folks who put their heads together and figured out exactly what New York City needed—another music... More >>

  • LATE ORCHESTRATION

    published June 5, 2013

    Neo-soul was no longer neo when Erykah Badu released her 2008 album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), but its expansive sound and softly... More >>

  • SONIC BOOM

    published June 5, 2013

    Just because New York City is a permanent music festival doesn’t mean it can’t also host the sort of weekend megafest more often found... More >>

  • BRIGHTER DAYS

    published June 5, 2013

    As Cajmere, Curtis Jones released Chicago house singles that were as influential as they were irresistible: Where “Brighter Days”... More >>

  • TOP OF THE POPS

    published May 29, 2013

    Look, I’m no happier to admit this than you are, but in the past decade Pitbull has made as many good tunes as anyone. From the peak crunk... More >>

  • ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

    published May 29, 2013

    Sang Icona Pop, on last year’s “I Love It,” the dance hit co-written by Charli XCX: “You’re from the ’70s, but... More >>

  • DREAM ON

    published May 29, 2013

    With creeping singles like “Motivation” and “Kisses Down Low” and an 
appearance on Future’s recent rap-radio... More >>

  • DIY or Die

    published May 15, 2013

    Punk rockers, Shea Stadium-proprietors, and men about town the So So Glos have made Bay Ridge proud. Tonight, the band that toured with... More >>

  • RUB-A-DUB

    published May 15, 2013

    Before Skrillex, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift, before HARD Fest in L.A., Electric Zoo in New York, and Electric Daisy in Las Vegas, there were... More >>

  • BASS SHOP PRO

    published May 15, 2013

    Is it possible for a lineup to be too good? Actually, yes. Crowd a night with too many DJs, no matter how good they might be, and they’ll... More >>

  • DAISY AGE

    published May 8, 2013

    What to make of the fact that the website for the Electric Daisy Carnival lists music separately from entertainment? Only one way to find out: Hop... More >>

  • LOVIN' IT

    published May 8, 2013

    Soundtracking everything from Snooki & JWoww’s Jersey escapades to the scene in Girls where Hannah puts on fishnet and flails around a city... More >>

  • ASHES TO ASHES

    published May 8, 2013

    How long until Phoenix can play a show without fans wondering if Paris peers Daft Punk will make a surprise appearance? Since the latter duo... More >>

  • COUNTRY STRONG

    published May 8, 2013

    If you’re looking for Hayes Carll, the singer-songwriter who was Americana before Americana was selling out the Garden and the Barclays,... More >>

  • ODD PRESENT

    published May 8, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt wasn’t the first rapper to blow minds before being able to cast a ballot—nearly 30 years ago LL Cool J was rocking... More >>

  • GOOD GIRL GONE POP

    published May 1, 2013

    Seventeen when she released “Pon de Replay,” 19 for “Umbrella,” Rihanna accomplished more in her first two decades than... More >>

  • $HORT AND SWEET

    published May 1, 2013

    When Too $hort, the Oakland legend who started hustling tapes way back in 1983, first performed in New York City, he was almost booed off the... More >>

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