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Friday, July 27
Better than: A shvitz.
There are probably better times than mid-summer to build a massive maze installation in an un-airconditioned DIY venue. Nothing disproves this theory on a throbbingl ... More >>
Kid Millions is juggling a shitload of action. The drummer extraordinaire just played another epic gig this past weekend with Oneida, the psych-rock jamming savants he's anchored since 1997. Man Forever, the bohemian collective of shape shifters he's united to realize his percussive-based spiritual ... More >>
After interviewing Vi Simpson, the Indiana State Senate Minority Leader, I'm wondering why the hell I haven't already seen this woman on national television or in the mainstream press.
I hope you see what I mean after you hear what she had to say about the way she crippled the latest Creationism-in ... More >>
This week in the Voice I discussed The Little Drummer Boy Challenge, a sort of Frogger pitting your ears against "Christmas creep." The rules are simple: If you haven't heard "The Little Drummer Boy" in any formincluding Justin Bieber's recent, Busta Rhymes-assisted update of the songs ... More >>
One of my favorite debut efforts of the year is the self-titled album by Sleeping Bag, a three-piece out of Bloomington who craft hooky, low-end-heavy rock that sounds like it could have been lifted off a 7-inch originally purchased in 1994. (You can pick it up via their Bandcamp site.) They' ... More >>
Lauren Spierer, the 20-year-old Indiana University student from Westchester who's been missing for 60 days, is still being sought. Except now, the FBI's focus has shifted to a dump in Terre Haute, Indiana. The agency announced that they have "reason to believe that something is in that landfi ... More >>
The latest missing person case to capture the attention of the national media also has a sadly local link. Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old student at Indiana University from Greenburgh, New York has been missing since June 3, and was last seen at 4:15 a.m. on a drunken night. The latest obstacl ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
"Not to knock on dubstep, but it's -- and deservedly so -- got such a reputation to be this kind of testosterone-driven, bro-down music, that you forget that there are a lot of beautiful, melodic songs out there."
The bass-heavy U.K. phenomenon known as dubstep began life as a niche genre, c ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Yvette are the hard-edged, ultraviolent, spooktacular response to years of the fluttery squish of Animal Collective and HEALTH. Built on the barely legible guitars of Noah Kardos-Fein and the heavil ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Now that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh is out of the picture, some people are pushing for John Mellencamp, aka John Cougar, aka John Camp Cougarmellen, to run on the Democratic line for his seat.
Mellencamp is from Indiana, where he was born in a small town, and lives in Bloomington, which he a ... More >>
Bartender Leo Cook of Bloomington, Indiana has won T.G.I. Friday's Utimate Beverage competition with his "Vanilla Lemon Ice," which will be served at Friday's restaurants starting today. The drink comprises Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, triple sec, lemonade and Sprite. Bring the kids!
A young Harlem moth ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
Two of these guys are not going on the no-sideburns tour
For an awful long time, every John Darnielle tour was a solo tour. Excepting an early stretch with Rachel Ware, Darnielle's Mountain Goats were a purely one man entity, if a bit a of joke on the whole singer-songwriter phenomenon. The arrang ... More >>