Better Than: Every other punk band since 1981... Punk's not dead! Was it ever? Perhaps, to a point, for a stretch in the 1990s, but it was certainly alive and well when British hardcore legends G.B.H. came to NYC in one of the final show dates of their current U.S. tour. Formed in Birmingham, Engla ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
The White Light Festival celebrates Stockhausen
Function explores 'Deep Space'
A few weeks ago, we noted that Amanda Palmer -- the musician who performs as a solo act and as one half of the Dresden Dolls and Evelyn Evelyn -- made a rather dramatic appearance at Kate Bornstein's book party, held at Dixon Place. Right about that same time, Palmer was also making news for taking ... More >>
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of ... More >>
In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, and this ti ... More >>
The debate between digital digging and its analog analogue is the same useless arguing as the one pitting digital playback against the analog kind. In 2011, if it sounded good, it was worth listening to. The resulting stew was a mix of past and present where classic house met nu-disco and created a ... More >>
We're going to start off our end-of-year celebrations this week by revealing which video you selected as the best of 2011. My thanks to our readers who participated in the poll. We had many interesting videos to choose from this year; some were new, others were rediscovered, and every one made an i ... More >>
This has been some year of Scientology reporting and commenting here at the Village Voice, and with the calendar about to flip, we wanted to hand out some awards. But first, we need your help. We're asking our many loyal readers to help us choose three major year-end awards for Best Sciento ... More >>
It was an unusual week here for us at our Scientology watching operation. We left the underground bunker for a trip to Southern California, but still managed to put together a few stories while on the road. And our commenters did not let us down, with some of them carrying over debates they were hav ... More >>
For a few weeks now, we've been watching with some incredulity the material coming out of a particular Scientology "org," which is located in Birmingham, England. A Scientology-watcher who calls himself "CarltonBANKS" has been posting pretty amazing material from the Birmingham org's net servers wh ... More >>
Chris Guider, the latest Scientology executive to leave and say that David Miscavige gets slappyReporter Steve Cannane e-mailed this morning to alert us to a story on Lateline, a program on Australia's ABC network. The piece describes the defection of yet another Scientology executive who say ... More >>
Anonymous has found another nugget of pure gold. Yesterday, a remarkable song and set of photos were leaked to the Anonymous website WhyWeProtest.net that were apparently from the Scientology organization in Birmingham, England. Now, Anonymous has put together the photos and the song in this quit ... More >>
Two different friends of Runnin' Scared in the UK sent us the same thing this morning -- a remarkable call to action by the Birmingham branch of the Church of Scientology in reaction to the country's widespread rioting. As we noted on Wednesday, Scientology has a history of pouncing on human dis ... More >>
Two groups build communities with their bodies
Our look back at all things 2010 continues this week as we highlight some of the year's most overlooked tracks. In this edition: club anthems.
Ska is never dead, OK?
Here's a challenge: try to imagine a major network television news program -- one with a long, storied reputation for hard-hitting journalism -- assigning a reporter to follow around OJ Simpson's current love interest (whoever that might be), in order to drum up sympathy for how difficult lif ... More >>
US Airways always comes up when we're looking for cheap flights, and there's a reason for that: like many airlines these days, it's not doing so hot. Today the troubled carrier announces it's going to cut 1,000 jobs and some flights to Europe, and close its ground crew base at LaGuardia and ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
Mike Skinner gets happy, and deep, and existential
Yesterday was a slow day for musical discoveries, barring Guelph’s The D’Urbervilles, who played an invigorating afternoon set at Le Divan Orange. Unfortunately, Adam and His Amethysts were too dull to deserve such a sparkling moniker; what’s worse, their front man is also a member of Miracle ... More >>
A young British detective becomes the mystery herself
A new play wants to convince you that the Bard was black, Jewish, and female
Splashy paint, chocolate, and the Birmingham race riots
Messy Japanese rockers make annoyances work for them
Exploring the sounds of science experiments, on slabs suitable for turntables or framing
Four companies celebrate in our city the 100th birthday of an English master choreographer
Major tie-up on the one-way street from jazz to jam
From the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Bay, Modern and Ballet Companies
Jenny Uglow Shines a Light on the Lunar Men
Commercial Evolution on Perry Street