Kim Gordon, ?uestlove, Andrew Bird and Andrew W.K. walk into a Masonic Temple ... these are the 10 best shows in NYC this week.
Here are the 10 best shows to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
With her amazing belt and wry wit, Molly Pope has stolen events like "You Like Me!" and "Night of 1000 Judys," also turning up at Feinsteins at Loews Regency, and in a Gallery Players production of Wonderful Town. I caught up with the fearless chantoozie on the road to even bigger and brighter thin ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
Jay-Z takes the stage at Carnegie Hall
Dani Gurgel Maria Schneider laughs at your genre distinctions; like Duke Ellington, she aims for a stylistic plateau "beyond category." For decades, that has meant music that can be both soaringly lyrical--no apologies, academics--even as it finds root in some deeply original orchestration. ... More >>
© Stefan Cohen Music of Steve Reich Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends (feat. Bryce Dessner), eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, So Percussion Carnegie Hall Saturday, April 30 Better than: The ritual, anniversary replay of news broadcasts from the morning of 9/11. There is no other way to ... More >>
The Godfather of Grunge comes to Avery Fisher
Are Chinese mothers superior to Western mothers? Yes, says Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor writing this weekend in the Wall Street Journal; their strict discipline and refusal to acknowledge their kid's desires and individuality inevitably result in high-performing academic star-children, if w ... More >>
Cee Lo Green: Nice, not gnarly. Photo by Kai Regan.In this week's Village Voice, Amy Linden asks if The Lady Killer and "Fuck You" will finally turn Cee Lo Green into an actual solo superstar, Jesse Jarnow talks with Sierra Leone superstar Janka Nabay about his relocation to the Brooklyn, Ric ... More >>
Seriously, this guy Let's take a moment from our regularly scheduled programming to notify you about something we tangentially cover here at Sound of the City, that I've personally deemed very, very important. Specifically that Tracy Morgan will be filming his very first HBO special at the Apollo th ... More >>
Options abound for fans of all inclinations and bank accounts
Making up for last week's paucity of shows thanks to SXSW and MtyMx, the city has an overstuffed dance card this weekend. First, chilllwave maestro Toro Y Moi will be playing with Tropicalia breakbeat-borrowers the Ruby Suns at Brooklyn Bowl. To quote one of the latter's tunes, "Kenya dig it?" Hol ... More >>
My compatriots are either in Texas for SXSW or Mexico for MtyMx (reminder to Zach: Do not buy or sell drugs) at the moment, but it's beautiful out in NYC right now so I am surprisingly not bitter about being left here to recap a week marred, unfortunately, by the death of power-pop god Alex Chilto ... More >>
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.
On Catholicism, revenge, and how to make tasty fake blood.
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going. We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
Hey, it was porn week! Zach live-blogged the Dim Mak porn video. Jadakiss vowed to wake up beside you naked. Peter Saville's Erotic House of Pop streamed online. Asher Roth debuted his sweet new Bukkake-inspired video. (Speaking of which, Asher Roth should probably lose that hypeman.) The police ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 4, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 11After Paar, What?By Richard SharpIn the beginning some of us saw great possibilities for television. Think what miracles of communication might be accomplished, we argued, with millions of separate audiences as re ... More >>
Hailing the oft-derided genius of these bloat-tastic motherfuckers
Alain Resnais's Last Year at Marienbad returns
We didn't get what we wanted but we haven't entirely lost what we had
Just 10 really good jazz albums in a year that had more than its share of them
A Blizzard of CDs Puts Some New Spins on Show Music Style
Joshua Frieds Headphone Follies Simulate Simultaneous Psychoses
At JATP swing, bebop, and R&B found common ground on the solid rock of 4/4, the aggression offering a raucous alternative to dance as a way of participating