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B.J. Rosenberg

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    July 7, 2014

    The Rolling Stones' Rocky Road to Exile on Main Street

    Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile By Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 196 pp. $25.99. Like estranged lovers who can't quite quilt each other, music journalist Robert Greenfield and the Rolling Stones have kept coming back together through the decades...at least ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Jesse Schenker: "This Is Not a Career, It's a Livelihood"

    That Jesse Schenker's cookbook collection is more than 350 volumes deep is not so much a reflection of his use of recipes at it is a window into his utter obsession with food--he thinks about his craft constantly, even when he's not at work, and he has since he was very young. The chef grew up in So ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Letting Go of Stress

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com\ Dear Andrew, I'm literally drowning in stress. Anxiety ha ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Bluestone Lane Brings Specialty Coffee and Good Food to the West Village

    I've wondered before in this column why good coffee and equally good food couldn't be paired together more often in the city. And yet again, it took a group of Australians from Melbourne to open a coffee shop with a full menu; or is it a restaurant with great emphasis on coffee?

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    June 6, 2014

    Company Freak's Jason King: "Music Is A Kind of Universal Language"

    There may be no one quite as busy as Jason King. Before we speak on the phone, he has just flown in from Dubai. Throughout the year he can be caught at either the NYU campus in Abu Dhabi or NYC teaching courses at Tisch's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where he formerly served as artistic d ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: On School Shootings and Hatred

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] In this week's column, a bit of a departure. Given the ter ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Bother With College?

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear Andrew, I'll be graduating from high school in a fe ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 5/14 - 5/21

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have television's finest improvisers, live dubbed sitcoms, Freudian drama, black talent, white talent, and a literal trip to comedy hell. Wear breathable fabrics, because it's going to be a hot one. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comed ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014

    LET’S PATI!

    Celebrate Haitian Flag Day in Brooklyn

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    March 18, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week

    Our job, here, is to make your work week be less stressful and more enjoyable. A great way to start is by taking in some shows during this year's NYC Improv Festival, which features both local and international comedy groups. Also, House of Vans is hosting an open house that includes free indoor ska ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    The countdown to spring (March 20, if you're keeping track) begins this weekend. Spring means love and better weather, and both are in the air. Here's how to celebrate them: Urban Park Rangers will host an evening of gazing at the stars with a "Night Sky" talk at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    "I Fucking Hate This Generation": Memorable Comments on Our 50 Most NYC Albums Story

    We received more than a few nods of approval for last week's cover story, "The 50 Most New York City Albums Ever," regarding our #1 pick -- Illmatic by Nas -- but many weren't as happy with the order and selections for the other 49.

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    February 19, 2014

    Reducing Taxi Fares When Drivers Speed, and 62 Other Proposals in the Vision Zero Report

    Within a three block radius of P.S. 75, the school where Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday delivered details for his plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities in New York City, three pedestrians have been struck and killed by cars this year. No charges have been filed against the drivers (one was issued ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    The Doppelgangaz: "We Hold Dipset Near and Dear to Us"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] After dropping the marvelous HARK last year, the Doppelgangaz have opened their 2014 account with this week's 11-track Peace Kehd project. It's another fine ... More >>

  • Film

    February 12, 2014
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    January 29, 2014

    My Son Talked to God and Got Him to Cancel School

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Perhaps you do not know this because you do not follow weather trends of the Southeastern United Stat ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Wrestling Mania, Never Have I Ever, and Super Bowl Fun

    New York City is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, and festivities are underway this week to celebrate the big game. Parts of Time Square will be closed off to traffic to make way for Super Bowl celebrations, plus Latino pop star and Bronx native Prince Royce performs a free concert in Bryant Park. ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    A Pale Horse Named Death: Type O Negative Guitar Mixed With Too Much Perspective

    Is Sal Abruscato the Dave Grohl of NY metal? He was only 21 when Type O Negative, the band he helped form, put out their Roadrunner Records debut. He drummed with the NYC goth-metallers for three records and tour cycles before joining Life of Agony in 1993, staying until their 2011 demise. Then, muc ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 12/30/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

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    December 13, 2013

    Four New York Rappers Before They Were Famous

    Nothing ever truly disappears from the internet--or so we're told. It's a rule that applies for a bunch of currently-feted New York rappers whose prior songs, images and MC monikers can still be found online in the nooks of outlets like SoundClick and YouTube. Here's a trek through the ages of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    What to Drink on Thanksgiving? Let's Ask the Sommeliers

    More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving receives the brunt of wine pairing coverage: Articles flood the internet filled with musings, deliberations, ruminations, and annoying pontifications over what the heck to drink at the hallowed turkey table. Frankly, if you opt to have a breadth of varieti ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Six Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Like

    There's a lot of bad music out there, and at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu-metal is generally not much more than a relic of the '90s and early '00s that we're all still ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Which Candidate Has the Best Plan for Taking Our Food Supply Local?

    Food fanatics and environmentalists have been singing the praises of a local diet for years: The food travels fewer miles to your table (compared with the national average farm-to-plate distance for industrial produce, a whopping 1,500 miles), keeps dollars in your locality, and may even make you he ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 14, 2013
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    August 14, 2013

    New Yorkers Still Want the Women's Equality Act. But Will It Hurt Sex Workers?

    In the last legislative session, as you might recall, if you could stay awake for it, Governor Mario Cuomo introduced something seemingly everyone should have been in favor of: the Women's Equality Act (WEA), a ten-point-plan to strengthen women's rights in the state. The omnibus bill, which was ult ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Opie of 'Opie & Anthony' Smashes Homeless Man's Cake, Doesn't Get Why People Aren't Laughing

    It all started innocently enough on Saturday, when Gregg "Opie" Hughes of The Opie & Anthony Show on Sirius XM, was thinking back wistfully to the golden days of shock jockdom. He dusted off a classic from the archives: that time Homeless Andrew was proudly showing off a cake he'd just fished out ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    The Athlete Rap Albums We Should've Gotten in the '90s

    There was a time in the mid '90s where the idea of an athlete releasing a hip-hop album was a radically new concept. It seems almost quaint now; athletes are still putting out rap music today and athletes will be putting out rap music for the foreseeable future, that's just how branding works. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Prodigy of Mobb Deep Drank More Than a Swimming Pool's Worth of Hennessy In the '90s

    Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. "The Albert Einstein album sounds like the future of hardcore music," says Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy about his collaborative full-length project with the produc ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    The 10 Best Male Rappers of All Time

    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 >>

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    January 14, 2009

    More SXSW 2009 Bands Announced

    SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.

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    January 8, 2009

    Home Team Round-Up: These Are Powers, 50 Cent, Animal Collective (Of Course)

    Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Alia Raza did the above video for Violens, a band that plays soft-heeled indie pop that is not in any way Lansing-Dreiden light, despite the band's frontman being first and foremost a member of that collecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Big Takeover: Group Wants Bad Brains to Play Inaugural Ball

    If the coming Administration so far looks slightly change-averse, at least the festivities can be radicalized: a Facebook group is calling for Obama to hire the Bad Brains to play at the Inauguration. At this writing they have 5,456 adherents. From the mission statement: "It's high time (if you'll ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Andrew Beaujon's Body Piercing Saved My Life, $1.93 And Falling

    Meaningless, maybe, but I share Matthew Perpetua's chagrin that Andrew Beaujon's eye-opening book on Christian rock, Body Piercing Saved My Life, is being consigned to pulp or hamster cages or whatever it means to "partially reduce" a book's stock. When the essay collection came out in 2006, it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Pulp Fictions: Grant Morrison's Batman

    Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. "Batman R.I.P." Grant Morrison DC Comics Hardcover "Come on, hit me," taunts the Joker as the Batcycle bears down on him during the brain-rattling climax to The Dark Knight. Can do—and can identify. Critical opinion on the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Voice Choice: Neal Medlyn's Unpronouncable Symbol

    Bisexual performance artist Neal Medlyn has described his life's journey as...

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    June 27, 2008

    Times New Viking ACME Tonight at the Whitney

    Kinder than Eat Skull, catchier than Jay Reatard, cleaner than No Age, Times New Viking is the everyman’s lo-fi band: probably too gross for labelmates New Pornographers, but still poppy enough to steal a few of their fans. Watch them peel the paint off the instillations at the Whitney and then ta ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008

    Photos: Battles, MGMT, Circus Freaks at Bonnaroo 2008

    Battles; all photos by Mark Austin Bonnaroo: Day One MGMT, Battles, Superdrag, circus freaks Thursday, June 12 photos by Mark Austin Nick Anderman will be checking in a little later today from the 'Roo. But until he's done shaking off that hippie-juice hangover, enjoy Mark Austin's glorious pho ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    You Better Work! (With a New Class of Visa): The Foreign Model Dilemma

    What do fashion models and computer whizzes have in common? It's usually not their looks. If they aren't U.S. citizens, they share the same work visa class, the H-1B. Rep. Anthony Weiner thinks this is a problem because it means that models have more difficulty getting into the country. After all, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Updated: Deerhunter Playing a Todd P Show This Friday, April 11

    Atlas Sound, the other project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, will be at a space TBA. Would guess this'll be just Bradford Cox solo and not the full Atlas Sound Music Group. It's Deerhunter. Also, it appears that Deerhunter will be playing with the Black Lips at McCarren Park Pool this summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Mel Cheren Memorial

    From Gay City News: A memorial service honoring and celebrating the life and achievements of Mel Cheren will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 17 at Saint Peter's Church in New York City from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Ben Dav ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    AC Newman on Rock Writers, Dan Bejar's Dick

    We know you all read Nerve for the articles, so where was the 60-comment slow-news post on this Q&A from AC Newman talking about Dan Bejar's writing process ("I kind of write with my heart, and Dan writes with his dick, I guess") and how his band gets called "nerdy"? You've joked about being a ner ... More >>

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    July 17, 2007

    Why the Handsome Furs Couldn't Get Into the U.S.

    If you've been using something other than the Voice as your San Loco placemat (try holding the Onion on that burrito, friend), you probably missed a rather snifferific piece in last week's paper that explained why your favorite Canucks keep canceling their U.S. tours. Personally, I always suspected ... More >>

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    November 10, 2006

    No Recount Needed: 23 Dead in 9 Days

    Here's an illustration of the difference between change and the mere potential for change: In the first nine days of November, this country has seen a shift in the control of both houses of Congress and the departure of the Secretary of Defense. Meanwhile, in Iraq—even after bloody October— ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Election Report: Surly Crowd in Dallas

    Apparently voters in Dallas are sparse and grumpy. Or so reports Unfair Park, the blog for our sister paper the Dallas Observer: At 9:12 a.m., there was a handful of folks voting, but there was plenty of room, which wasn’t the case at 7 a.m. According to one poll-watcher, there was quite the line ... More >>

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    August 4, 2006

    P.S. 64: Singer Stops Chopping, Starts Talking

    We just got word that developer Gregg Singer has stopped chopping P.S. 64. According to Dan Reardon of the National Architectural Trust, Singer called off the demo crew late in the day Wednesday and offered to resume talks with City Council rep Rosie Mendez. But when we reached Singer on Friday afte ... More >>

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    June 13, 2006

    Rudy's Bank Balance

    One thing you have to say about Mayor Giuliani: He liked really big sandwiches. (City archives) Word that Rudolph W. Giuliani's PAC is raising money tonight led Power Plays to the former hizzoner's filings with the Federal Election Commission, which reveal that as of April 30, Rudy's Solutions Amer ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Transit Countdown

    All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>

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    December 14, 2005

    Transit Showdown

    Transit workers staged an angry and boisterous rally Tuesday night outside Grand Central Station, invoking their own proud ghosts of Christmas past. Moments before Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Roger Toussaint dramatically ripped up a city lawsuit aimed at blocking a possible walkout t ... More >>

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    November 8, 2005

    Council Hopefuls Get a Cameo

    Mayor Bloomberg's specter loomed over the City Council race in District 4, on the Upper East Side, as candidates Patrick Murphy and Dan Garodnick greeted passers-by Tuesday on the corner of 75th street and 3rd Avenue, just steps away from the voting booths in nearby P.S. 167. Signs festooning traffi ... More >>

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