We present this free compilation of music writing that Voice writers are into this week, all by writers we presume were paid for their efforts. If you have a story you'd like to see here, drop us a line.
The Village Voice is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian McManus as its new music editor. He begins a week from today.
McManus is a former music editor at Philadelphia Weekly. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, SF Weekly, the Chicago Reader and others including the Houston Press, where he ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Tonight at Shea Stadium and tomorrow night at Cake Shop the fine Chicago garage-rock outfit Mannequin Men will perform, and it would behoove you to attend one or both shows, should you not have plans for the weekend yet. But don't take my word for it. Below, download the chugging "Enough," wh ... More >>
The man himself.The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>
Chicago psych artist, Galactic Zoo Dossier publisher, and sometime musician Plastic Crimewave paid homage to his friend Jack Rose in the Chicago Reader yesterday. I still have that "Damaged Guitar God" trading card in a drawer somewhere. [Chicago Reader]
Serenading New Hampshire.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
No one writes better -- or angrier -- songs about God than David Bazan, slow-core sad-sack mastermind of Pedro the Lion and various solo escapades, his calm, gorgeously bitter baritone enunciating every syllable of every word with perf ... More >>