Flatiron's Ciano shuttered abruptly last spring, leaving its 22nd Street space dark just two and a half years after it had opened. But the team wasted no time in relocating: Owner Stratis Morfogen -- who also founded Chinese spot Phillipe Chow and was raised in a restaurant family -- decided to move ... More >>
If you need even more shows to choose form, be sure to check out our comprehensive and constantly updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.
Last night, Lisa Loeb stepped out of a cab in front of Highline Ballroom with an orange guitar case slung across her shoulder, her hair pulled into a low ponytail, and her eyes hidden behind her iconic black-framed glasses. She is petite with a somewhat soft voice, and speaks thoughtfully and intell ... More >>
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best jazz shows in NYC this week.
There's a movie in development based on Sheila Weller's book Girls Like Us, about various female singer/songwriters who helped shape the modern sound. Taylor Swift has been cast as Joni Mitchell, and the hissing of the summer lawns will have to drown out anyone's reservations about that. And here' ... More >>
Tonight, Bell House will screen the Monkees' 1968 film Head. The group and their management thought it wise to keep copping the Beatles' moves, and the film was likely greenlit with the idea that it would be their Help! Thankfully, the Monkees -- fueled by their growing insecurity over being percei ... More >>
In some ways, the Friday before last looked like business as usual at Colony Records, the venerable Theater District music-and-sheet-music retailer that recently announced its impending closing after 64 years of operation. At the counter, Warren Tesoro, an employee for 25 years, asked a middle-aged ... More >>
It's a familiar scene to anyone who's seen VH1 programs like Behind The Music or Where Are They Now?, or the channel's endless lists of 'one-hit wonders' of the '80s and '90s: a musician whose brief fling with stardom is well behind them sits at the mixing desk of a studio, while the voiceover detai ... More >>
As March comes to a close, so does our month-ish-long battle royale between 64 New York musicians, all of whom were put in the mix to decide which one best embodied the spirit of the city. Each of the divisionsUptown, Queens, Downtown, and Brooklynhas now crowned a winner, and for our ... More >>
This week, our search for New York's quintessential post-1955 musician is about to get hectic, with the winner crowned as the calendar flips to April on Saturday night. (A rundown of all the matches so far is here.) So for the Round of 16 matchups--four of which kicked off yesterday, four of whic ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
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. The Round of 32 closes out today, and what better way to finish things out with a battle between pop classicist Carole Kin ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes this weekend, with the Round of 32 kicking off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are here; the fu ... More >>
Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>
53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise"  52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away"  51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You"  50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On"  49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey"  48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>
The lady sitting atop both of Billboard's major lists this week has made enough news in 2011 that I'm tempted to rename this column "This Week in Adele." The British thrush is certainly making enough sad news these days, canceling her tour and preparing to undergo much-needed throat surgery. ... More >>
Imagine if People named an actor "Sexiest [Gender] Alive" months before he or she had released a hit movie or TV show. It's not unthinkable, certainlythink back to the '90s and the Julia Ormonds and Skeet Ulrichs who scored Next Big Thing magazine covers before face-planting in a flop ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOX The same week NBC attempts to take on American Idol by launching the loud, flashy The Voice, Idol makes one of those baffling decisions that only Idol can make: Devoting an entire 90 minutes to saluting the deeply, overwhelmingly annoying singer-songwriter Carole King. I h ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 1, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 26 Fillmore, Summer of '71: Graduation Day By Don Heckman So it turned out to be with a whimper, after all. Expecting fireworks at the Absolutely Last Final Fillmore East performance on Sunday night, we expe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 11 Sweet Brother James By Don Heckman The prospect of James Taylor at Madison Square Garden didn't strike me as one of the most enlightened ideas of recent memory. Not, of course, that there was any questi ... More >>
The Carole King - James Taylor concert tour hit DC last night, and among those crooning along at the Verizon Center to that syrupy boomer anthem, "You've Got a Friend," were a herd of lobbyists and Congress members who chose the occasion to practice the Beltway version of true friendship: A p ... More >>
Please welcome the next Ernie and/or Swizz Beatz. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ FOXHoly shit, only one hour this week! Do you guys know what this means? It means we don't have to sit through endless inane video packages about every contestant's favorite fruit or whatever the fuck! It means the ne ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Rock Club and Best '90s Musical Hero Holding Out Scruffily in Brooklyn. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Jennifer Gilson and Stev ... More >>
Two well-known, highly-specialized figures in the arts recently died. When Dominick Dunne, who passed Wednesday at 83, began covering celebrity trials, they were mainly the province of leering Steve Dunleavy manques, or Steve Dunleavy himself. Dunne, who was inspired to such journalism by th ... More >>
Loss on top of loss: Ellie Greenwich, the pioneering female songwriter who wrote some of the most flat out brilliant songs of the 1960s, including "Be My Baby," "And Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep, Mountain High," and "Leader of the Pack," died this morning at the age of 68. Bro ... More >>
photo by Liz Clayton Dawn Sutter Madell, via the Yo La Tengo diary Eight shows, eight-and-a-half comedians, eight charities, eight mix CDs, 24 sit-ins, and three Velvet Underground covers later, Yo La Tengo brought another Hanukkah at Maxwell's to a close. But, as befits a band named in reference ... More >>
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