Since Purity Ring, Death Grips and Tame Impala didn't exactly take off this year like Arcade Fire or Animal Collective, Pitchfork's cultural influence might be cooling off, which is bittersweet since their writer stable is probably better now than it ever was (some of us don't miss those novelty rev ... More >>
By Kai Flanders
David Byrne and St. Vincent
Better than: ... hoping against hope that a Talking Heads reunion tour will happen.
Criticizing David Byrne is difficult. It's not just that he's such a seminal artist to a lot of people, nor that he's prolific and brainy: pub ... More >>
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 3 - May 5
Better than: NBC's Thursday-night comedy, a Friday night in NYC, and Cinco de Mayo, combined.
When covering a festival, you're bound to miss most of the festivities. It's a fact of life, and one that I had to accept when attempting to ... More >>
To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. Here, Michael Tedder breaks down his entire ballot, and along the way he talks about about the operatic heights of Fucked Up, the shredding ability of Annie Clark and R ... More >>
Tell your children not to walk Wye Oak's way. 2011 was a year of looking back relentlessly, whether you were awash in Remember The '90s nostalgia or getting down at a New Kids On The Block show or watching Lady Gaga try to bring back the variety-hour era with her whacked-out Thanksgiving spec ... More >>
Tina TyrellAnnie "St. Vincent" Clark in repose. In this week's Village Voice: Jessica Hopper gets deepbut not too deepwith Annie Clark of St. Vincent; and I look at the evolution of Kelly Clarkson in the wake of the first American Idol winner releasing her fifth album, Stronger. ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Kristen Hinman explores new research on teenage sex workers.
Rosie Gray discusses how the community around Zuccotti Park is reacting to Occupy Wall Street's continuous presence.
Michael Musto gets personal with fading stars and is determined to get one deg ... More >>
Want to sip cocktails and eat with the Arcade Fire? Unless you are already an awesomely talented, famous musician, too bad! What you can do, however, is sit and subtly stare at them from a few tables over while eating deconstructed Niçoise salads and sipping glasses of Bulleit ... More >>
St. Vincent, a.k.a. formidable shredder/songstress Annie Clark, has a new album Strange Mercy coming out in September, and as a sort of prelude to its release she'll play a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Artin the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, a.k.a. the open-a ... More >>
This year's River to River Festival, which runs from June 19 to July 17, marks the 10th time that its mix of free shows takes over Lower Manhattan for the summer. The 2011 bill has a decidedly New York-centric bent, with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, and the New York City Op ... More >>
This show is crazy: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life -- an exhaustive history of '80s-indie giants from Sonic Youth to Fugazi to Black Flag -- the Bowery Ballroom is hosting a one-night-only parade of modern alt. superstars covering the bands ... More >>
Not news that St. Vincent's Annie Clark has all kinds of special friends--she just came off a week in NYC that involved performing with everyone from David Byrne to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to the National. So of course she pulled ThunderAnt, who go by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein when not d ... More >>
Good audio, lousy video, though it does seem as though she's floating in midair.
Friday, January 29
"Well this is just dreadfully pleasant," deadpans Annie Clark, summing it all up expertly, as usual. St. Vincent is holding court in the prettiest venue in NYC, vista-wise, t ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more
Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Saturday, January 23
BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
How do you know if you're at a super hip Brooklyn fashion designer's show?
Just look for the super hip Brooklyn band playing the catwalk. Rachel Comey
scored the lovely sounds of St. Vincent while Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena
Cava recruited the Fiery Furnaces to set the moods at the ... More >>
The goal for day two of All Point West, at least in the eyes of the promoters, was to make you forget that just 24 hours ago, you or someone you know got drenched. And probably complained about it, or warned you to stay away. So they cut a deal: if you bought a Friday ticket, you could come back S ... More >>
The inspirations for Annie Clark's latest album as St. Vincent, Actor, perhaps sum up her darkly doe-eyed charm: hidden porn, guns, self-deceiving lovers, Philip Roth. One of nine children growing up in the Texas flatlands, the Oklahoma-born multi-instrumentalist left Berklee in 2003 to join the P ... More >>