This week in the Voice, out now: Jackson Connor talks to the sweet-voiced Fort Greene rapper Kilo Kish; Peter Gerstenzang chats with Rufus Wainwright about his new album, crafted with the help of Mark Ronson; and Aidan Levy hunts down the improvisational pianist Cecil Taylor, who's being honored wit ... More >>
Aidan LevyThe Dred Scott Trio at Rockwood Music Hall on October 18. Midnight closed out October 18, and Dred Scott took to the stage with his trio at the Rockwood, as he has every Tuesday for the past six years. "What is CMJ?" Scott asked the boisterous crowd. "It's the Christian Music Jesus. ... More >>
The week brought us Jon Brion and Shellac and Sam Sparro (not to mention a handful of surprise Occupy Wall Street pop-ins), and that wide spectrum of genres is also represented in this weekend's concert listings.
Tonight Deadmau5, who Maura has just informed me stands out as the only artist to be n ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, our writers may not run restaurants, but they definitely have seen their fair share of rats. Graham Rayman's fourth installment of his epic look behind closed NYPD doors, The Police Tapes, runs this week, and now we learn who the officer was that took these recor ... More >>
Do not attempt to reach Jonathan Richman around breakfast time. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla surrenders again to Jonathan Richman, Aidan Levy profiles New York's hardest working experimental musician, John Zorn, and Rachel Devitt takes on the delicacies ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla visits Booker T. Jones at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star.
Aidan Levy in praise of Marc Ribot, style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire.
Jesse Jarnow on the otherworldly ... More >>
Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's ... More >>
You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief ... More >>
Cat Power photo by Stefano Giovannini
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla does live karaoke at the Apollo with Cat Power.
Tom Hull gives us 2009's first Jazz Consumer Guide.
Aidan Levy on downtown jazzbo Andrew D'Angelo's fight with cancer.
Annie Fischer remembers the young ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla gives us "Hipster Runoff Explained (Maybe)," a possibly illuminating chat with the Internet's latest mystery man.
Stephen Slaybaugh investigates the sweet pop pleasure of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Aidan Levy on the ambitious 'Searc ... More >>
Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- t ... More >>