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No one expected a new My Bloody Valentine album in 2013. There were a few signs pointing to its pending arrival — the shoegaze pioneers had announced that the follow-up to their seminal 1991 record, the stunning and ethereal Loveless, had been mastered. They didn't provide a release date, trac ... More >>
While Manhattan is home to its fair share of strange vehicles, it's hard not to notice when a kelly green Citroën truck from the flower power era starts making appearances on the streets of the West Village. The vehicle, dubbed Popitbaby, features video screens, promotional punch cards, and slick p ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Tonight Norwegian power rock band Kvelertak play Webster Hall along with Georgia stoner hardcore metallers Black Tusk. (Canadian punks Cancer Bats open, as well.) Besides loudness and shouted vocals (in very different languages), what do Kvelertak and Black Tusk have in common? That would be the a ... More >>
Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do. As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>
This weekend marks the return of the Northside Festival, the Brooklyn-blanketing series of concerts, films, art shows, and discussions of "entrepreneurship" now in its fourth year. The music lineup is pretty jam-packed with bands both local and visiting, and in order to assist you the SOTC staff has ... More >>
Gagosian Gallery hosts a display of the late artist's spot paintings
Benjamin LozovskyAlabama Shakes Lakeside Lounge Friday, December 10 Better than: Alabama (the band and the state). The banks of the Mississippi swell and contract in a brutally accelerated pace, not unlike the current cycle of Internet-fueled indie stardom. Channeling the bona fide heart of ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This weekend, Debbie and I continued our Homeric quest to find bands over which to get excited. In an effort to broaden our search, we decided to look a little bit ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 27, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 39 You've come a long way, Bobby by Joe Flaherty Not since the ghastly revelation that Bella Abzug employs a housekeeper has the women's movement suffered such a dark day as September 20, the date of ... More >>
The group in Ohio, a few days back. The Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour Knitting Factory Monday, March 21 Better than: Seeing any band currently attached to any kind of micro-genre-related hype or anything remotely timely. The titular amazement of Elephant 6's second Holiday Surprise revu ... More >>
Barry Edelstein directs Richard Thomas, but no ladies
San Francisco's oddest troubadour has got one hell of a jukebox
Even though it might be only 817 miles from our building to Athens, Alabama in the heart of their 5th Congressional District, that doesn't mean we can't feel the impact of what kind of ridiculous, race-baiting assholery is going on down there. Specifically with regards to congressional hopefu ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn troubadour Matthew Houck, the ever-bearded frontman of Phosphorescent, has added another stellar album to his formidable roster, the slow-sailing, appropriately titled fifth full length Her ... More >>
Baby Bacchus drinks Greek wine. So should you.Most people's first experience with Greek wine is pine-y, syrupy retsina -- that country white so ancient even Homer himself may have sipped it while composing his epics (poetry and booze being the classic combo that it is). But the cradle of wine ... More >>
White Plains ain't exactly ancient Athens, and when Democrat Adam Bradley took over as mayor from Republican Joseph Delfino, he complained that his predecessor shredded city documents and made shady deals. Clearly he was going for a white-knight thing, but that'll be a little more difficult ... More >>
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
A double image of two intrepid dancers
A pair of tragic heroes, who dare all and get smashed by destiny
If the new turns out to be just like the old, you'd better just stay where you are
Is the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees turning into a war of attrition?
Shimmering images engraved by daylight upon silvered plates of copper
At the 440 B.C. Olympic Games, a hot young author made the sceneHerodotus!
A lot of skill and talent has gone into The Frogs, but somehow there's no creative pooling
How do you make an old play look brand-new? Merely heighten the oldness with boldness.
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Anti-War Activists Sharpen Their Tactics
THAW and the Lysistrata Project's Anti-War Fare
A Peace Movement Grows in New York and Beyond
The Last Detail
Exile on Main Street
Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City Circa 3000
Three-Bedroom 1921 House
The Star of The Cruise and His Celluloid City