A swirl of gritty, psychedelic guitars and screaming fans with their hands raised to the heavens isn't what you typically think of when you hear gospel. But Dallas-bred group the Relatives have no concern about your or anyone else's preconceived notions of the Lord's music. They weren't concerned in ... More >>
The Brooklyn collective of DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven, and Cosmo Baker celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their now-legendary rap party The Rub this weekend. While their monthly rager moved from the now-shuttered Park Slope club Southpaw to Gowanus' much larger Bell House, the party remains a house-party ... More >>
Ever-touring, ever-spazzing, ever-wig-donning punk rock nutsos The Spits have a brand-new album out on In the Red, their fifth. It's called, as all their albums are, The Spits, and it's another buzzy blast of freaky fun, if a tad darker than the rest of their gonzoid garage catalog. To celebrate its ... More >>
"This is totally normal," G. Lucas Crane says as he drags an amp and a box full of cassettes into his former kitchen. The experimental musician (and occasional tape manipulator for Woods) studies the giant plastic balls hanging from the ceiling, which change color as people talk, a ... More >>
No.Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... More >>
Good advice. Pics by Phil Freeman, more below.Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Halford
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, December 1
Better than: Any other Ozzy performance of the 2000s.
Ozzy Osbourne is turning 62 on Friday. That makes him older than his new guitarist (the shredtastic Gus G. of Greek power ... More >>
Given Kanye West's total ubiquity these past few weeks/months/years, it's jarring to realize that his profoundly unraveled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is not even officially out yet. And yet the Internet dissection is well under way -- just as Girl Talk's All Day (which we can't exactly ... More >>
Just your average Sunday afternoon. Pics by Chris, more below.Waffles & Tits 3: Heavy Metal Parking Lot
House of Yes
Sunday, October 24
Waffles & Tits, Brooklyn's traveling shit-show of a Sunday-afternoon party, is equal parts rock opera, Vaudeville revival, and Gathering of the Juggalos-esq ... More >>
Tonight, the second viewing of Blood Into Wine, the documentary on Tool frontman James Maynard Keenan's brass-knuckled corkscrew domination of the Arizona winemaking frontier, aptly commences at the City Winery. Meanwhile, cowboy punk Reverend Horton Heat delivers his second sermon of "epically s ... More >>
The metal world lost one of its greatest voices, and one of its nicest guys, on Sunday morning, when legendary singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at 67. After swatting away Internet rumors earlier that day, Dio's wife and manager, Wendy Dio, finally delivered the news herself: "Today m ... More >>
Charles Hamilton, hitting deleteIn this week's Village Voice, Ben Detrick reports on rap's online overdose and the perils of allowing guys like Charles Hamilton anywhere near the Internet.
Tom Hull presents the summer edition of our Jazz Consumer Guide.
Phil Freeman celebrates the rebirth o ... More >>
He forgives youNYC-media liberal-elite types are most probably already acquainted with The Awl, a Gawker-alumni-heavy carnival of gossip, irreverence, and occasional profundity. The site's star attraction is Dave Bry's "Public Apology" column, wherein he begs forgiveness for a wide variety of hila ... More >>