Over the past five years, Mexican Summer has introduced (or helped to introduce) bands like Best Coast, Washed Out and Kurt Vile. This weekend, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, they're throwing a two-day concert at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, with Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Lansing-Dreiden, ... More >>
Back in 2006, Jeremy Earl was pretty much an average Brooklyn 20-something. He'd moved here straight for college, and was spending his time sharing a house with four other people, working at records stores, cafes, and sometimes places that were both (like Cake Shop on Ludlow Street). He was in band, ... More >>
Glass and Parks play Brooklyn
Two holiday markets have everyone on your list covered
Down in the nation's capital, a vibrant and thriving experimental music scene is currently emerging thanks in large part to the Maryland-based, genre-encompassing label Cuneiform Records. That label recently released the beautiful second album by Janel and Anthony, who have helped spark their hometo ... More >>
After months of preserving an air of mystery around his forthcoming "hippie place", Taavo Somer has chosen to introduce his new Williamsburg restaurant to the world with a lovely and impossibly well-appointed photo montage on the T Magazine blog.
It wasn't always Academy Awards for Liz Taylor. When her movies were bad, they were truly rotten--though always in a highly entertaining way thanks to her verve and outfits. The five most fun stinkers she ever made are: (5) The Sandpiper. 1965. (Above) Vincente Minnelli directed this cra ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 20, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 1 Ferlinghetti: No Place To Go But In-Dia By Ross Wetzsteon Last Saturday night, at the midnight performance, Fug drummer Ken Weaver suddenly spotted a long-absent face in the front row, jumped up, lea ... More >>
We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?
Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard As a member of Uncle Tupelo, a solo artist, and now, in his second go as the leader of Son Volt, Jay Farrar has written hundreds of songs--and in terms of inspiration and the creative process, he's found that cultivating a bit of eccentricity can result in great music. As ... More >>
The legend of Jack Kerouac
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 10, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 29 Village and Big Sur By J. R. Goddard Greenwich Village's fervent belief that you CAN beat City Hall is popping up in other parts of the nation these days. California's famed Big Sur colony -- analagous to the ... More >>
The analog pleasures of Radiohead's digital revolution
Indie road movie takes an adventure out of time
Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May
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