Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing"
Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
Dustin PittmanSpoon's Britt Daniel, back in '05Ten years ago, the Village Voice staged its first-ever Siren Music Festival. On Saturday, we're celebrating the anniversary by welcoming back some SOTC favorites like Matt & Kim and Ted Leo to the shadow of the Cyclone at Coney Island. As we gear ... More >>
Tonight, The Deli's "Best of NYC" festival kicks off with Beach Fossils, the sensitive, disaffectedly distorted surf bums with a mobile drummer. At the Abrons Art Center, the Joshua Light Show splashes lava-lamp gurgling, polka-dotted hallucinogen projections atop Woods, a lo-fi folk act whose psy ... More >>
Returning tonight to the Abrons Arts Center is the Joshua Light Show, a/k/a the guy who, during the '60s and '70s, popularized gloopy, Technicolor, acid-brewed concert projections and, oh yeah, worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Who, and other sweet dudes. Yes in My Backyard-pick itsnotyouit ... More >>
You know, we actually have other shots of Chris, he just won't let us use them. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.As a guy who plausibly could claim he listened to more music than anyone in the last year short of Robert Christgau, 1000TimesYes's Christopher R. Weingarten seemed like the ideal guy to as ... More >>
Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate.
Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight.
Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009.
Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
It's been four years since Art Brut released its debut album Bang Bang Rock & Roll, and frontman Eddie Argos's persona remains a perfect blend of irony and disarming sincerity. "I'm not shambolic," he said on Tuesday night between songs, before correcting himself: "Oh, okay, okay, I'm shambolic." ... More >>
We'll think of a better name for this soon: Until then, here's Monday night's finest NYC shows.
Holding tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews gig at the Beacon this evening? Well, here's the most responsible financial advice you've gotten all year: SELL SELL SELL. Watch the thing on Hulu instead ... More >>