Better Than: Jimmy Buffett. Way better. Toward the end of their headlining set at Barclays Center on Friday night, Vampire Weekend took an abrupt left turn from "Don't Lie," a harpsichord-laden mid-tempo number off their third LP from earlier this year, Modern Vampires of the City, into Blur's "So ... More >>
"The last interview I did on mushrooms, I said something about the Beatles, and then I'm like, 'Sorry, I can't do this.'" The day after his first show with his new band, Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe, Andy Animal is driving me to the Bronx Zoo to eat mushrooms and commune with his non-human brethre ... More >>
Late afternoon on summer Sundays last year, a crowd packed in to the Crown Victoria's expansive, sun-drenched Williamsburg backyard. Friends nursed beers at picnic tables and, perhaps, partook in a game of bocce ball. But first they grabbed something to eat, forming a long line in front of a table w ... More >>
Sharr Jackson's play The Other Place seems to owe a lot to Margaret Edson's Pulitzer winning 1995 play Wit. Both works have a mature woman going through a severe medical crisis that prompts her to re-assess her life. In both cases, the woman makes glib remarks to the audience in between scenes act ... More >>
In an industry that rewards greed and egocentrism, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman has made a career out of selflessness. On record and onstage, Sugarman plays only what is needed: a big, percussive horn blast here, a raw R&B riff there. And career-wise, he has done much the same: in 2001, when both ... More >>
"Before today was yesterday and tomorrow is the future," but this is what happened in between. In a very short period of time, Boston party starters Soul Clap splashed down onto the international scene in their quantized spaceship of funk. Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine were pulled up and into the ... More >>
A Keen Company revival reveals the Absurd side of Tina Howe's realism
Odin himself might have had a hard time predicting Dan Halloran’s strange career on New York’s City Council
Araceli Cruz"If my parents told me I was born in an art gallery, I would think that's awesome," artist Marni Kotak says as she sits in a rocking chair at Microscope Gallery, the 500-square-foot carpeted space where she'll have her baby in the next couple of weeks. We visited Kotak at the gal ... More >>
Now that Facebook has decided to publish a timeline that includes all of our online goings-on since birth, we wonder what a tangible chronicle of this would look like. Enter the very pregnant performance artist Marni Kotak, who is transforming the Microscope Gallery into a home-birth center where sh ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
The plight of the single lady
Stuff your belly with belliesWelcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Fried Ipswich clams from Ed's Lobster bar (222 Lafayette Street).
Ever since Hot Chip got home from its seemingly never-ending world tours in support of Made in the Dark, the English quintet has been laying groundwork for their next five years. Guitarist Al Doyle and synth player Felix Martin built their own recording studio. Vocalist and synth player Joe Goddar ... More >>
A Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg St. Ann's Warehouse Friday, January 22 Nothing crystallizes the identity politics lurking somewhere near the core of pop music quite like benefit and tribute concerts, where donor acts reconstruct the beneficiary in their own image, often to revelatory - or, nearly a ... More >>
It's definitely weirder, and definitely better.
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Guitar Shredder and Best Gay Theater Fest. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Tony Johnny Beach, the booker for the Bowery Ballroom, has se ... More >>
Last year, Malawian pop singer Esau Mwamwaya and the production duo Radioclit linked up for Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit Are the Very Best, a marvel of a mixtape that ran through versions of everything from Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" to M.I.A.'s "Boyz." The tape reflected a deep fam ... More >>
If you want them to buy it, make it free
Probing for truth in this four-character drama
An elusive, out-of-print book prompts a 30-year search and a question: Was it worth it?
Dow B. Hover was paid by the state to run its electric chair in the 1950s and '60s. The job may have cost him more than he earned.
Sud-slinging santas toast the season
Since the reign of King George III, resistance has been our legacyand to this day still is
A Bipartisan Groundswell of Rebellion
Artist Lucas Samaras Peers into the Looking Glass and Sees Himself Over and Over Again
Paul Theroux Goes Native
Dem District Leader Secretly Tapes SRO Tenant
Where Does the Art World Go in the Summer?
Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Psychedelic Pioneer, Dies at 66
With Joel Meyerowitz in the Forbidden City
As Time Passes, So Does Hope of Finding Missing Loft Tenants
A Talk with America's Greatest Living Saab Dealer