Memorial Day in America is the day we remember those who gave their lives for this country protecting our freedom. It has also signified the unofficial start of summer with the first outdoor get-togethers of the season. There's plenty of albums that wind up in the Memorial Day playlist shuffle, one ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Emmy Wildwood is a fan of strange combinations. She has played in both punk and country band,s and her current style is a mash-up of '50s and '80s iconically rebellious looks that she describes as "Lolita Hip-Hop Cheerleader." Wildwood's most important unusual combination is the business she has run ... More >>
The 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony tonight at Webster Hall. The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. The awards were presented by Bobby Cannavale, Tracee Chimo, ... More >>
A musical about footwear? No, Kinky Boots is actually about acceptance--of others and self. Prefer a show about footwear? I probably would too, though this one is put together by pros and strings some great numbers onto its plot (based on the so-so 2005 movie about the drag queen and the unwitting s ... More >>
DIFFA had its annual, amazing Dining By Design gala at Pier 94, where tables were designed by really big time names and houses, and were filled with rich people paying for a charitable dinner. Luckily, I got seated at the table designed by David Rockwell, who did the set for Broadway's Kinky Boots ... More >>
Forgive me, Jenny Craig, I have sinned. I was scheduled to go to three events last night, but whipped up a quickie dinner at home beforehand because we all know the main rule of "disco dinners": Eat first. But it turned out all the events had plentiful food. An NJGLA "Headlines and Headliners" ga ... More >>
And you're gonna take it! Because it's gonna be good! The singer--best known as the big-haired, large-lunged Twisted Sister frontman--met with me yesterday at 54 Below, where he'll be doing an act of Broadway numbers and holiday standards. (True story.) He even explained to me why that's not so s ... More >>
Scenes from capitalism's big annual fashion celebration
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. In round one of Sound Of The City's March Madness, jazzmaster Miles Davis dispatched Cyndi Lauper with tonally perfect blo ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
Those Darlins, hangin' out in those giant pipes.The mouse-headed DJ Deadmau5 finally finished his six-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom earlier this week (in one of the week's strangest press releases, I learned that the event was commemorated by a fancy cake that placed his signature head ... More >>
What was the first rock and roll song? Ask music historians and you'll get a range of '40s and early '50 candidates, from "Good Rockin' Tonight" to "Rocket 88." Ah, but when did the Rock Era begin? That's easier. Everybody knows that Bill Haley and His Comets' rendition of "Rock Around the C ... More >>
So: The Voice. The big challenge. American Idol has been the dominant ratings force in American TV for a full decade now, but none of the other networks has really managed to do much with that show's format, which seems like a relatively easy thing to steal. (Or they haven't made a big singin ... More >>
A beloved pop star's Body Talk series withers away to treble
"Milkshake" singalong! Robyn/Kelis Webster Hall Thursday, August 5 The All Hearts Tour, featuring co-headliners Robyn and Kelis, made its final stop last night at a Webster Hall filled with very, very sweaty men. Both women are best known for chart-topping hits of yesteryear ("Show Me Love" and " ... More >>
Arthur Baker, sans crazy stomach fluProducer and DJ Arthur Baker helped change the sound of New York in the early '80s, producing the pioneering Kraftwerk electro-twurk of Afrika Bambaataa's 1982 single "Planet Rock" and running early hip-hop label Streetwise. He was ready to spout about all ... More >>
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs (and ESG) make Radio City Music Hall (slightly) rowdier
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 >>
Katy Perry Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday, July 28 Packs of club-ready teenage girls shriek and and point and flash toward the balcony. Efron? Pattison? Um, Perez? Not quite. It's Donald Trump, who graces the Apprentice-weaned youths with a delightfully despicable bent-knee wave. Sort of shocking t ... More >>
Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
And trying to be famous? Let me tell you about it.
The Knife's Lynchian synthpop is otherwordly, terrifying, and totally hilarious
Cuckoo for Kylie Minogue and Jamie Lidell; Rothko renovates
'Mommie Dearest' and sultan of Brunei run with Scissors
What rust belt city was it? It wasn't in the rust belt. That's why we left.
Tsunami benefits and political parties, oh my! Stars shine.
The Cream of Cabaret Month