Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 8/8/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    August 6, 2014


    It’s not summer in Brooklyn without a block party

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Blink-182 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/11/13

    Better Than: Everything. It started like a movie. The lights dim and rise up again. Excited cheers stifled by a few excited gasps. Half a second goes by and... "I'VE GOT NO REGRET RIGHT NOW." The nasal boom comes from deep within guitarist Tom DeLonge's throat, and with a ferocity that's unmatch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Five Best Juicy J Outros of All Time

    The charismatic Juicy J of Three-6 Mafia takes the stage tonight at Irving Plaza. While his legacy is no doubt acclaimed for the group's groundbreakingly cryptic early work, irresistible later anthems and one of the greatest Oscar acceptance speeches of all time, there's one more aspect to Juicy J t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Q&A: Film Director Kevin Kerslake on His Movie Electric Daisy Carnival Experience

    In the last 20-plus years, filmmaker Kevin Kerslake has amassed a mind-bogglingly impressive list of music-industry credits, not only shooting videos for Sonic Youth, Prince, Green Day, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, but also directing the visual treatment of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" and the MTV V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Nike Finally Releases Marty McFly's Back To The Future II Sneakers

    Those were (will be) the daysTonight's Fashion's Night Out, which means more extravagantly stupid shit than usual is going on in our City! There's Pauly D and Miss Piggy and Nicki Minaj, and oh just read these damn lists for yourself, will you. Not one to be outdone, Nike today unveiled the Holy Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Live: Questlove Rings In Martin Luther King Day At Cielo

    No reason to be nervous. Pics by Puja, more below.​Questlove Cielo Sunday, January 16 Better Than: That time Justin Bieber played the drums with Questlove on Jimmy Fallon. Around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, Questlove Tweeted that he was off to spin the "hardest DJ set of m'life." The gig was Gia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Presenting Sound of the City's First Annual Nightlife Awards: Best New Club, Best Place to Dance, and More

    The Martinez Brothers rock Good Units, 2010's best place to dance. Photo by Puja Patel.​The best thing about living in New York is that there's never a lack of things to do. We've given up countless hours of sleep to go see our favorite DJs, catch late-night shows, peek into neighborhood hango ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    People Who Died, Circa 2010

    Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.​It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    10 Offensive Things to Dress As Before You Reach For That Tired Nazi Garb

    ​Oh, Jesse James. We at the Voice are so over people dressing like Nazis. Here's a tip, JJ: If Prince Harry apologized for it in 2005, it's a trend that's jumped the shark. (Personally, I thought it was over in 1945, but then I've never been into the military look ... Grey-green? Not my color. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    Michael Jackson and the Endless Summer of Death

    What the King of Pop left behind, and what he took with him

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Lesbian Heiress Dies Mysteriously at 30

    ​Casey Johnson was found dead in her home yesterday, the latest starlet snuffed out in the fast lane. Casey, 30, was the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and socialite Sale Johnson, but those weren't her only famous connections. She got a lot of press for being engaged to reality ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2009

    Michael Musto's Year (and Decade) in Review!

    Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Week in Review: Humming and Ready to Take Us On a Golden Ride Way Out Somewhere in the Yonder

    ​In the week we learned to our deep and lasting dismay what a Gummibar is, we counted down the worst songs of the '00s with the newly relocated F2K crew--peruse if you dare but do not blame us when you come in contact with something like "I Am Your Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)," or are ina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Decapitator Beheaded DJ AM in a Rather Ill-Advised NYC Adbust

    The Decapitator's Flickr stream The impish genius of the Decapitator, an anonymous street artist who's captured imaginations by skillfully beheading smug advertisements in major metropolitan areas, has been that the objects of his scorn seemed to deserve it. (Metaphorically speaking, of course.) Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Greetings From CV, a/k/a 105 Riv, a/k/a The Revamped Lower East Side Joint With The $16.50 Vodka-Pineapples

    ​ CV's clientele and decor, respectively. PIx by Puja Patel.​I was admittedly disappointed when I heard that 105 Riv was mysteriously closing down for "renovations" a few months ago--the bar had become a favorite during my early days in NYC. That doesn't make very much sense, considering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Eminem Can Still Rap, World. (So Can Black Thought.)

    Every year, the BET Hip-Hop Awards--the 2009 edition of which aired last night--round up three or four different rapper cyphers, taped off-site and with somewhat counterintuitive gangs of MCs going in with what are ostensibly freestyles. Last year, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, and Ace Hood t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Week in Review: Pajamas Are Pussified

    Kylie! Photo by Santiago Felipe.​In the week a tiny little boy named Falcon first captured America's heart and then threw up on that heart on live television and even rhymed about doing so in song, we swam feebly in the ocean of headlines involving both Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, DJ AM and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    DJ AM and James Chance, Together at Last: Downtown Calling

    ​We are against hagiography as a rule, but let's take a moment to list just a few members of the cast of Shan Nicolson's late '70s New York doc Downtown Calling, narrated by Debbie Harry and opening at the Austin Film Festival, next weekend: DJ AM, Wild Style's Charlie Ahearn, TV on the Radio' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Interview: Promoter Gary Richards, Organizer of This Weekend's Hard Party at Terminal 5

    ​Hard, the California-based dance festival, has grown from a few thousand attendees at its first event in Los Angeles in 2007 to nearly 18,000 at its most recent party, in Inglewood, California. That event--which took place August 8--was closed down by authorities wary of unruliness and overcr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Week in Review: I Dunno, I Don't Smoke

    YYYs, by Rebecca Smeyne, of course.​In the week in which death shrugged off the "summer of" appellation and kept right on killing people, we mourned the Death Set's Beau Velasco, a good man cut down too early, and Mr. Magic, whose work as a DJ in New York in the 1980s is an enormous wormhole d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2009

    The Ecstasy, the Agony: Live Blogging the MTV VMAs

    In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman? John Shearer​ 9:00pm Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Did MTV Help Bring On DJ AM's Demise?

    ​I don't think so, mind you! In fact, the show in which AM was set to help others recover seemed like a cathartic idea and a way for him to work out his own issues while helping others. (Plus I always think any exposure is good exposure.) But a posting by someone way more expert in this field, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    R.I.P. DJ AM

    ​Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon. The news first circulated through TMZ and Perez Hilton and--to the dread of his friends, his peers, and thousands of fans--the NYPD confirmed the rumor later that evening, announcing the DJ's death and its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Hear DJ AM Go In, Live on Power 106 Circa 2005

    ​More eloquent remembrances of DJ AM by those who knew him can be found here. Those looking to know what AM did for a living might head over to L.A.'s Power 106, where the radio station has posted a live mix the DJ did on air in 2005. We won't pretend to have totally understood what this guy w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    The Top 10 Records Sold Last Week at Rock and Soul in Midtown

    In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. Rock and Soul start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008
  • NYC Life

    May 23, 2006

    Obey Your Corporate Sponsor

    Sprite hosts streetwear brands in fashion show; brings in Kanye and Missy

  • Music

    September 27, 2005