Newly Brooklyn-based R&B chanteuse Chrisette Michele released her fourth studio album last week. Titled Better, the project is headed up by the sultry slow-jam single "A Couple Of Forevers." As she gears up to smile for the cameras for the album's promotional push, we asked Michele about some of her ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment
Tuesday, February 28
Better than: Sitting at home with the radio.
"About what time does ?uestlove finish up at the Fallon show? It couldn't have been that long ago, right?"
That query, overheard amid the big beats pumping from the Highline Ballroom's s ... More >>
Chrisette Michele's weepy, fiery, only occasionally baby-shaking Epiphany debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, a huge coup for the vaguely retro-minded r&b belter. Her legacy, alas: At 83,000 sold, it's the weakest #1 record in Nielsen SoundScan's nearly two-decade history. She just won the last g ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes a trip to the r&b salt mines with Ciara and Chrisette Michelle.
Edd Hurt on Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, during most of which Dylan apparently carries a gun.
Justin Farrar laments the end of USA Is a Monster.
Brad Cohan anticipa ... More >>
Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version.
We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>