Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
Bob Dylan's Tempest comes out Sept. 11, and the first public airing of one of its tracks isn't on NPR or a similarly demographic-appropriate outletinstead, the stompy bit of blooze "Early Roman Kings" got its debut in a commercial for the Cinemax original series Strike Back, which according t ... More >>
The Village lost a life-long partisan and a true voice last Friday, with the passing of Susan Rotolo after a long illness, at home in her Noho loft and the arms of her husband of 40 years, Enzo Bartoccioli.
Suze Rotolo was a talented artist (the maker of artist books and delicate book-like o ... More >>
In which Cat Power is compared to Thomas Pynchon, and Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine" echoes in the "abandoned gothic cathedral" of Nico's voice. Courtesy of the Washington City Paper. Who knew Lethem was an Animal Collective fan?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 23Dylan Meets the PressBy J.R. GoddardFour years ago a thin, aquiline-faced boy of 19 got off the subway from Hibbing, Minnesota, to come up for air in the Village, bearing with him no more than a battered guita ... More >>
In the latest round of health care town hall protests, rightbloggers....
Hold on a second. Isn't this August? Though we are new to this journalism racket, it's our understanding that August is the height of the "silly season" -- that is, per Wikipedia, the time of year "typified by the emergence ... More >>
The received wisdom that the last people on the planet earth who actually buy physical copies of CDs are aging boomers who need music to listen to in their fancy cars as they drive around hotly anticipating the new Bob Dylan album took a hit today, as the Together Through Life sales figures came in. ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes a trip to the r&b salt mines with Ciara and Chrisette Michelle.
Edd Hurt on Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, during most of which Dylan apparently carries a gun.
Justin Farrar laments the end of USA Is a Monster.
Brad Cohan anticipa ... More >>