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Adam Horovitz

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Kathleen Hanna Isn't Done Yet

    The lead the singer for the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre left the stage for early retirement in 2005. This was after what would have already been a full career playing punk rock and electronic music, as well as promoting and participating in feminist activism--much of it through the riot grrrl mov ... More >>

  • Film

    November 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    They're Gonna Smash Run-DMC's Brains in

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ad-Rock Hated "Faggots" and Other Beastie Boys Revelations Gleaned From Our Archives

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Park Now Officially Open in Brooklyn

    "This is Brooklyn's park. This is America's park. But specifically, this is the Adam Yauch Park," Ad-Rock told the New York City Department of Parks and Rec. The site will go down in city history as one more public space dedicated to a legend who made lasting art in the '80s and died far too young. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: The Complete List

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: 20 - 11

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Iggy Pop Taught Mike Watt How To Be A Better Bassist

    By Katherine Turman Mike Watt is a jack of all trades, and master of most. Since founding hardcore punk legends Minutemen in 1980 and contributing the phrase "We Jam Econo" to the cultural lexicon, the bassist and "spieler" has added much to America's left-of-center musical landscape. From the two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Gay Activists Join to Make One Last Plea to Stop Demolition of "Gay Commune" 186 Spring Street

    Earlier today, around 40 gay activists and onlookers including State Senator Tom Duanes and City Councilmember Danny Dromm gathered in SoHo today in front of 186 Spring Street, the site of a nearly 200-year-old house that they argued played a major role in gay rights and AIDS activists history in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Six Arrests At Free Pussy Riot March Today

    Last night, supporters of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot packed Liberty Hall for a reading in support of the three band members on trial for "hooliganism." This morning, the band's supporters kept the momentum rolling, with demonstrations outside a Russian Orthodox church and the Russian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Q&A: Big Fun In The Big Town Director Bram Van Splunteren On The '80s New York Hip-Hop Scene

    "The Beastie Boys were just silly," says Dutch-based documentary maker Bram Van Splunteren. "You couldn't do a serious interview with those guys. They were just goofing around. We had them rap down the phone but I don't remember any kind of content from that interview." Back in the mid-'80s, Splunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Former Historic Home of Beastie Boy Faces Possible Demolition

    We have recently learned that a historic, federal era row-house is in threat of demolition in the South Village.The property, located at 186 Spring Street, was built in 1824 and is one of the last structures of its kind that has mostly remained intact as it was originally constructed. It also belong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Ad-Rock Is DJing A Benefit For The Jailed Russian Band Pussy Riot At Death By Audio Tonight

    Tonight at Death By Audio, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys will spin a DJ set during a benefit show for the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who have been in prison since this spring for alleged "hooliganism" stemming from their public performances and might spend up to seven more years the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Adam Yauch, R.I.P.

    Adam Yauch, better known as MCA and one of the founding Beastie Boys, died today after being diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He was 47.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SOTC March Madness: Larry Levan (7) Squares Off Against The Beastie Boys (10)

    ‚ÄčThe Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—finishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Live: Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Turn The Music Hall Of Williamsburg Into Brooklandia

    Portlandia: The Tour Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, January 20 Better than: Watching television (but who has one anyway?). In the middle of a nearly two-hour set of live sketches, improv riffing, and unseen clips, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the stars of IFC's Portlandia, strapped on g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Holler! The Ten Loudest, Shoutiest Rappers

    Waka Flocka Flame is the sort of of hip-hop artist who doesn't so much rap or flow as he shouts his ass off. It's a formula that imbues the Atlanta-based rapper's songs with a boisterous, visceral appeal—and one that he's looking to continue with the release of his second studio album, Triple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Murray Hill Lands A TV Show

    ​ Murray Hill, the hardest-working middle-aged man in showbiz, will finally be as famous in the U.K. as he is in HK! Murray has landed a segment called "That's Showbiz With Murray Hill" on Dirty Digest, the racy, dishy, funtastic show on E4, which premieres there tonight.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Ad-Rock's Sandwich-Making Technique Is Really Hands-On

    ​Last night the Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz was the special guest on Top Chef Just Desserts, where he charged the pastry crafters still left in the competition to make sweet nothings using foods name-checked in his band's oeuvre—falafel, whiskey, pork and beans, though apparent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Wax Is For Anthrax: Drummer Charlie Benante On 8 Anthrax Rap Experiments

    ​The unstoppable, zombie-slaying Anthrax album Worship Music is their first in 21 years with classic vocalist Joey Belladonna, and naturally, it's full of thrash that hearkens back to the halcyon days of Jams shorts and up-flipped caps. However, if rap fans check out "Devil You Know," they mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Top Chef Just Desserts Will Return August 24

    BravoHalf of these people secretly want to kill each other.​Sweet freaks and couch potatoes, rejoice: Top Chef Just Desserts is returning on August 24 at 10 p.m.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Week In Review: You Take Out The Trash, Man

    ​ A pseudoscientist wants to know: Is pop music proof that we're all too in love with ourselves? (Spoiler: Not really!) Venue closures: Don Hill's; Paul Shaffer's House. Ad-Rock's 10 best remixes.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The 10 Best Remixes By Ad-Rock

    ​The Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 comes out Tuesday. But beyond the trio's newest collection of raffish rap japes, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz--the Beastie who isn't going gray and who isn't rumored to be related to Saved By The Bell's Screech Powers--has been steadily carving out a nic ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2011

    FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT

    Ad-Rock brings the hot sauce to MOMA

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Rock-Critic Pop Quiz #10: Name The Hosts Of Yo! MTV Raps

    ​Recently our hackles were raised after a concerned Park Slope resident (or, as reports increasingly indicate, a gifted troll) sent out a petition hoping to keep a new club from playing the hip-hop music (gasp!) in yuppietacular Brooklyn. We could not imagine the anarchy if rap music ever hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Live: Kathleen Hanna And Friends (Kim Gordon! Amy Andronicus! Care Bears On Fire!) Invade The Knitting Factory

    Murray Hill introduces the night's star attraction. The Kathleen Hannah Project The Knitting Factory Saturday, December 12 Better than: Any actual battle of the bands that I've ever attended. We are gathered here tonight at the Knitting Factory to praise Kathleen Hanna, not bury her. Though it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Is It Possible to Sell Out in 2010?

    ​Today's New York Times brings a startling bit of news: the sneaker company Converse is opening a recording studio in the heart of Williamsburg, to be called Converse Rubber Tracks, where bands "deemed dedicated and needy enough" will be able to record for free. Artists selected to use the spa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2010

    HIT THE TURBO BASS

    Bringin' back the boombox

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010

    TALK TO THE VAG

    Vaginal Davis does it like Dinah

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Ricky Powell's Official Guide to Rappin' With The Rickster, His Legendary '90s Public Access TV Show

    Sitting on a park bench in Washington Square Park on a Thursday afternoon, with a small silver transistor radio clutched in his left hand and his trusty Minolta AF2 Hi-Matic camera slung around his shoulder, 49-year-old Ricky Powell breaks off from conversation to yell at a gaggle of teenage girls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Das Racist Meet Their Maker

    DAS RACIST AND ADROCK. BIG TINGS IN OH TEN. Their caption, not ours.​There wouldn't be a Das Racist without that man on the left. Ad-Rock/Beastie Boys/Das Racist collabo, coming soon? Where's Grand Royal at when you really need it? [@HEEMS]

  • Voice Choices

    September 23, 2008

    GIMME SHELTER

    Helping your fellow animals

  • Film

    June 3, 2008

    The Go-Getter: Hipster Road-Trip Redux

    With Jena Malone as Ad-Rock

  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    How to Rob, by M.I.A.

    M.I.A. triumphantly knocks the hustle that's driving hip-hop's materialist malaise

  • Music

    November 20, 2007

    Twin Cinema

    Only slightly unnerving pop thrills with Tegan and Sara

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Dan Rather

    Happy Halloween, people. A lot o' famous people were born on the day Roman Catholics call All Saints Day: John Keats, Dan Rather, Kinky Friedman, Larry Mullen, Alui Farka Touré, Johhny Marr, John Candy, Robert Pollard, and the King Ad-Rock just to name few. Not sure why Dan Rather is telling t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2007

    Northern State's Can I Keep This Pen?

    Long Island rap trio harangues Democrats, knuckleheads

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006
  • NYC Life

    August 15, 2006

    Wish You'd Been There

    How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations

  • News

    August 24, 2004

    VMT&A's

    Who and what went down at the MTV Video Awards

  • Music

    June 22, 2004

    Stupid White Men

    Get ready 'cause this ain't funny: Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA pay for their non-mistakes

  • Music

    August 8, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    November 9, 1999
  • News

    November 2, 1999

    Politics of the Pit

    Where Do We Go Now? The Aftermath of Rapestock

  • Music

    September 29, 1998
  • Music

    July 21, 1998
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