Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here.
Two CBGB staples from two different scenes, Talking Heads and Sick Of It All get in the Round of 32's pit as we try to det ... More >>
We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>
This morning brought the release of "Sleazy 2.0 (Get Sleazier)," the all-star remix of Ke$ha's Dr. Luke/Bangladesh banger about men who are a bit too impressed with their wealth "Sleazy"; the new version contains the quietly gut-punching verse that Andre 3000 added to the original remix, as w ... More >>
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Saturday, November 20
Better than: Any wedding you'll ever go to.
There's something very romantic about the casual messes that Eleanor Friedberger's protagonists get themselves into, and that romanticism is particularly evident on "My Mistakes," the first son ... More >>
The four-cheese mac-and-cheese at Macaroni, Macaroni is engagingly crunchy.
If you haven't been on the stretch of MacDougal Street between Houston and West 4th in a while, you need to pay a visit. This student haunt and historic refuge of Bohos from John Reed to Bob Dylan has lately become ... More >>
The bilevel coffee shop/bar/venue/place for hangs Cake Shop turns six this weekend, and it's celebrating with a sixth-birthday party with a bunch of bands and "surprises." Cake Shop's gone through some changes over the course of its existence--R.I.P., for all intents & purposes, record store ... More >>
Wednesday, February 4
Better Than: Any stand-up comedian you could've seen tonight
Todd Snider never says "I wrote this song"; it's always "I made this up." Crucial distinction. He takes his craft too seriously to use so formal a word as "write" to describe the genesis ... More >>
Fashion Week and food do not often intersect--the grand Lincoln Center lobby is overrun with editorialistas sipping free Fiji water and 100-calorie Frappuccinos, but try to find one gnawing a turkey sub--yet Cynthia Rowley's Saturday morning runway presentation left me with an insatiable hung ... More >>
Who moved my cheese? Illustration by Shane Harrison.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reads 50 Cent's surreally insightful self-help book, The 50th Law: "This book is actually kind of sad, in the bleakness of its cutthroat, shoot-nine-times-or-be-shot-nine-times worldview. Trust no o ... More >>
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version.
We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>
Newsweek, of all cultural edifices, is the sole US possessor of the streaming audio to the title track of Bob Dylan's new album I Feel A Change Coming On--until tomorrow, anyway, when it hits the man's own website. The Times Online, overseas, pairs their copy of the mp3 with an inspired interview ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions.
RASL: The Drift
You could zip through RASL: The Drift, which collects the first three issues of Jeff Smith's self-published book, in less than an hour, or you could linger on his carefully composed p ... More >>