Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Better than: Anyone who's ever tried to play a song for longer than five minutes. Neil Young's wobbly presence on stage is fascinating. He glides around, slow but confident, moving ever so carefully with the music -- whether he's crooning a quiet, reflective ballad about watching his friends die fr ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse RIDE into Barclays
The lures and snare of following Rock Gods
You may have heard there's a new record coming out by a seventy-something rocker who gave voice to an angry, inarticulate audience decades ago. You know, the guy who sports dark shades and affects a corona of curly hair? Sings anthems in a raspy voice about all the inequities of life? You're right. ... More >>
The Global Festival 2012, a concert on Central Park's Great Lawn sponsored by an outfit called the Global Poverty Project, will take place on September 29; Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, and the Black Keys will headline, with Band of Horses and K'Naan serving as support acts. As is custom ... More >>
In the old days, whenever you saw a star dressed up as an "Indian" and saying "How," you wanted to say "Why?" Here are some of the wildest/weirdest of all time.
Howlin Rain Brooklyn Bowl Wednesday, February 8 Better than: Any California jamband since Garcia died. A great rock guitarist needs a signature affectation. Ethan Miller's happens to be an abrupt upstrum that, combined with a backward stagger, probably makes him something of an onstage hazard to ... More >>
Daily updates from the Festival
Jaguars, mating with teeth bared.When we think of Sunset Park, we think of high altitudes, tacos, and superlative banh mí. But we are not the owners of a Las Vegas gentlemen's club called Crazy Horse Too.
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 5, 1964, Vol. X, No. 3City Takes Tough Line Vs. CafesA crackdown on coffee houses in the crowded MacDougal Street area was ordered Monday night by City Corporation Counsel Leo Larkin. City action will take the form of permanent injunc ... More >>
Vetiver in 2008. Photo by Alissa Anderson"We're precautious," Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic announced in his velvety near-whisper from the Bowery Ballroom stage to a sparse but appreciative Sunday night crowd. No doubt most indie rockers with deep pockets were uptown at Radio City Music Hall with Bon ... More >>
Catch up on a year's worth of musicology with the Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, now in its 36th year of goading the nation's top parsers to struggle over the higher meaning of sonic culture. Review the singles top-1,761 and albums top-1,693, see how your favorite critics voted, and attend the deep thou ... More >>
The 36th Annual Village Voice Critics' Poll, Pazz & Jop, has finally arrived, bringing with it the revenge of TV on the Radio (on Bob Dylan, among others) and of M.I.A. (on our insufficiently reverent 2007 singles poll). Read Andy Beta on TV on the Radio, Rob Harvilla on M.I.A., Estelle, and Beyo ... More >>
Reflective Neil and Pissed-Off Neil finally share some space on a revitalizing 'sequel'
Sherman Alexie's young hero sets off on a journey across time and race
They're trying to wash us away, they're trying to wash us away
Sundry New South up-and-comers turn lifers before our very ears, and survive it to boot
Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
Two Middle-Aged Guys Make the Biographical and Intentional Fallacies Rock, Dude
Sad Songs, Rock Legends, and a Naked Meg Ryan Dominate the Toronto Film Festival
Folkies Multiply in a Time When So Many Are Singer-Songwriters and So Few Admit It
The Origins of the Modern Striptease