This Friday, Oct. 17, sees the New York's longest running freestyle theatrical comedy experience Freestyle Love Supreme venture from the stage to the screen with the premiere of the new show on Pivot TV. After a decade of wowing audiences with top tier freestyle rhymes and impeccable comedic timing, ... More >>
The music industry was in a very different place 13 years ago. Record stores were thriving, profits were record setting and certain Tuesdays each year were marked as "Super Tuesdays," when the various record labels would roll out several major releases at once, often resulting in fans making multipl ... More >>
With the 32nd annual MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, the music world and Taco Bell both seem to be abuzz with VMA fever. But as excited as we are about this year's telecast, VMA season has us nostalgic for some of our favorite Video Music Awards memories. One particular telecast we keep coming b ... More >>
As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>
If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are between losing yourself in the music and catching yourself in the commercials you heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated ... More >>
Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the 10 finest male rappers, from the smoking-hot hardbodies to the true lyr ... More >>
A look at the week's hottest pop clips, including the frolicsome ribaldry of Robin Thicke, the mansion malaise of 50 Cent and the insufferable wackness of Somethingorother Yacht Idiots.
It's two-for-one happy hour at Motor City on the Lower East Side, and three-fifths of New York rabble rousers the Dirty Pearls quaff cheap suds to a soundtrack of the Heartbreakers, the Ramones and the New York Dolls. The Dirty Pearls fit right in with such musical brethren of the '70s, as well as ... More >>
Tomorrow, stoner-rock heroes Monster Magnet come to the Music Hall of Williamsburg to play their debut album Spine of God in its entirety. As career-making as that album was, talk of looking back on the group's legacy calls to mind their biggest hit, 1998's "Space Lord." While the song has since be ... More >>
After Kelly Clarkson went to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart last year with the Jason Aldean duet "Don't You Wanna Stay," I wondered hopefully if the Texas-born pop star would finally go country with her next album. So I was a little disappointed a few months later, when she debuted the bla ... More >>
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VH1 spent last week counting down what the channel, and its panel of celebrities and "experts," consider The 100 Greatest Songs of The '00s. They certainly haven't been the first to assemble such a listRolling Stone and Pitchfork and every blog under the sun had their say about two years ago, ... More >>
Plus, the Improbable Theatre punches in
Michael Becker/FOXHey, remember when enough people would get voted off American Idol and the show would go down to a much saner 60-minute running time? That was nice. Now, with only five people left, we still get a 90-minute show, with all the contestants singing twice. Maybe Fox is just dete ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. The demented power trio Seabrook Power Plant crosses many boundaries -- math-metal, art-prog, jazz, bluegrass -- but one thing remains deliriously constant: This dude can shred. The demented, frazzl ... More >>
Stop grinning, bro. Photo by Michael Becker / FOX. The other night, a crippling snowstorm hit Chicago, way more crippling than the sad little Snowpocalypses you East Coast whiners are heroically enduring. It knocked out my cable, and no cable means no American Idol, since I'm not smart enough ... More >>
Relics of better, more mirrored times, these disco balls can be yours for the starting bid of $1,000. The woman, swaddled in ankle-length furs and trailing two sullen pre-teens in her considerable wake, bustled up to the reservationist's lectern in Tavern on the Green's entry way. "We want t ... More >>
F2K has been a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Relive the whole long journey here. Thank you, and we're sorry. As a concession to a vile, contemptible decade marked by commerce over reason, we pleaded to our editors at the Village Voice to let us publish the No. 1 entry as one of t ... More >>
Is wiry, big-lipped frontman Steven Tyler walking this way right out of Aerosmith? That seems to be the case according to some of the signs popping up in the media--like the fact that he quit.
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
Michael Becker/ FOXAdam Lambert has his own parade in San Diego "Let's rock!" says Ryan Seacrest, as he ushers in the 300th episode of American Idol. He then explains how this week, we are privy to footage of the Top 3 boys returning to their hometowns to have underwear thrown at them by teen girls ... More >>
On Chan Marshall's oddly prolonged, possibly unhealthy cover-song fixation
Good luck getting it. It's for those about to shop at Wal-Mart . . .
A Hanukkah fete with Yo La Tengo, the only band worth trudging all the way to Hoboken for
Supreme discomfort (and love, and togetherness) fills the racks of the East Village's finest noise-rock palace
Revolver evolves the Winter Music Conference; MisShapes invade Miami
Nashville hunks appropriate past and confuse bystanders
Seminal speedmetal thrashers, despised by their own fans, seek and find psychiatric help
Musical pornographer Janet Jackson shocks a stupefied America into outrage and erection
Five-Girl Armies and Finnish Martians Fall Through the Cracks
Dendy Serves Rum and Cock at the 'Altogether Different Festival'