On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>
The term "flop," in a musical context, usually refers to an unsuccessful album. Though singles constantly perform above or below expectations, a song will rarely get a reputation as a flop unless there's a lot riding on it, such as a pre-release single from a big-name album. In 2011, Beyonce's "Run ... More >>
The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others
Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, March 4
Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR.
Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
This Sunday, the Secret Policeman's Balla night of music and comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty Internationalis taking place at Radio City Music Hall, and today Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets. Among the luminaries appearing at the event: Jon Stewart; ... More >>
Lady Gaga.Today the radio behemoth Clear Channel announced a festival celebrating the relaunch of its online service iHeartRadio, which currently allows listeners to tune into the chain's terrestrial-radio outlets from all over the country (as well as about 150 digital-only stations) and whic ... More >>
Since this archive page mysteriously disappeared over at its original home, consider this your new bookmark/placeholder/friend on late, lonely nights. Confused? More here.
It's super-cute to peruse decade-end lists and pretend to be enthusiastic about true artists like Arcade Fire, timeless m ... More >>
I wore straight-up hiking boots to this motherfucker, clunky and impenetrable, and sloshed invincibly across acres of gushy, foul-smelling New Jersey mud like a hovercraft, like a Range Rover, like God moving across the face of the waters. The mud is what we'll all remember about APW, first broug ... More >>
Hilarious, soulful image via Cityfile In news that will make at least one-third of this blog really, really happy, Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman is moving in just down the block from the Voice offices, into a 2,681-square-foot apartment at 79 East 2nd Street, for which the incredibly wealthy mu ... More >>
As we get closer to next weekend's three-day All Points West fete (and we mourn the terrible news that forced the Beastie Boys' cancellation), we're* finding it easier to admit that the band we're most eagerly anticipating is, yes, Coldplay. Yes, more than Tool. Shocking, we know. Perhaps this styli ... More >>
As a DJ and producer, Theo Parrish is a staple of Detroit's house scene. His jazzy, downtempo "sound sculptures" are ideal for a Monday night: deep, vibey, and sexy as hell. He mixes techno with classic soul and r&b tracks at Cielo.
Pianist Jenny Lin's recent recording of Shostakovich's 24 prelude ... More >>
No Radiohead compound this year, but All Points West is evidently returning to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. We applaud the overdue local chauvinism in having the Beastie Boys (and fellow New Yorkers Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and the National) headline Friday. Tool and MBV hold down S ... More >>