Village Voice staff
7 days ago | Country
"I'm into everything but _____ and country." For years, this was an all-too-common response when people were asked what kind of music they like. Metal, pop, rock, rap, indie, punk, sure, but country – specifically popular country, the kind that ho...
18 days ago | East Village
The long-anonymous voice of the influential blog E.V. Grieve on Sunday decided to reveal himself to his readers. John Elsasser, who does live in the East Village, posted a Letter From the Editor claiming that he, and a handful of helpers, have bee...
24 days ago | Concert Reviews
Now that the last ferry has long since departed from Randall's Island, the balloon arches have been popped and the crushed-to-blithereens Miller Lite cans have been swept up along with the rest of the festival's evidence, it's time to look back on...
25 days ago | Governors Ball
There were times when the distortion/bass/jangling riffs achieved deafening strength at Randall's Island over the course of Governors Ball, and then there were some quiet, intimate or otherwise turned-down moments in between songs and in the space...
25 days ago | Concert Reviews
Sometimes, a band elicits such a strong emotional response following their performance at a music festival that it's difficult to put into words. We totally get it: After your brain's been massaged until it's a radioactive pile of goo thanks to De...
1 month ago | Visual Arts
Why meet at a familiar bar and slip into old habits on a date? Instead, hit up one of these nearly 60 events happening in New York this summer, and nudge yourself out of your comfort zone a little. Whether your first date or your hundredth —...