Support live music and check out one of these 10 shows this week.
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
For the last six months, the Sound of the City Supercomputer (a 1998 Compaq Presario) has been analyzing the structure and content of every pop news headline in the world in order to create a highly detailed predictive model of the music industry. While this project has important practical uses, suc ... More >>
Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapperborn in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>
Our music critic's picks for the season's hottest concerts
The Killers frontman makes a decidedly unflamboyant Grammy-bait solo album
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
Jamey Johnson: Bon Iver, only good! Photo by James Minchin.In this week's Village Voice, Chuck Eddy on the charms of schizophrenic stoner country guy Jamey Johnson, Jessica Hopper reviews Superchunk's excellent new Majesty Shredding, Ryan Dombal talks with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, an ... More >>
Brandon Flowers Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 26 But seriously, "Bette Davis Eyes"! Is that not a perfect fit for this guy? Blatantly nostalgic, a little serious, a little corny, a little, uh, smokey? You like it just a little more than you're willing to publicly admit? A perfect cover tune ... More >>
Goodbye to all that. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week one of our team successfully transitioned into the "expert" phase of her juggalo fascination, the rest of us just kind of got silly. Hence: the top ten songs named "Fuck You" or the immediate equivalent; Jay-Z's ten most shameful rock and r ... More >>
Stacey AndersonPatricia Field is just that into you Yesterday was day four of Fashion Week and also President's Day (pour a Veuve Clicquot on the curb for McKinley!), and your correspondents were happily back in our own turf: downtown. The Bryant Park tents in Midtown are glamorous, sure, with thei ... More >>
Still prancing in the dark
Two more shambolic arena-indie opuses to throw on the pile
The Killers' ghastly, ghostly Town is haunted by Steve Perry and wanton frat dudeness
'Mommie Dearest' and sultan of Brunei run with Scissors
Deliciously debauched Duran fans not glam enough live