Trevor Powers doesn't really get it.
The musician -- who performs under the moniker Youth Lagoon -- caught the ink of critics back when his debut record, The Year in Hibernation, was released in late 2011. The album is a sprawling, introspective sonic and lyrical examination of crippling anxiety. P ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 3 - May 5
Better than: NBC's Thursday-night comedy, a Friday night in NYC, and Cinco de Mayo, combined.
When covering a festival, you're bound to miss most of the festivities. It's a fact of life, and one that I had to accept when attempting to ... More >>
Clevelander Dylan Baldi is making like the indie rock LeBron James. Except instead of pinpoint passing ability, Baldi's hands are able to noodle a fine lo-fi pop tune out of a four-track or ProTools like an all-star from an early age. His early cassette releases garnered him what's referred t ... More >>
Brooklyn-via-Alaska-via-Moscow chanteuse Olga Bell leads Bell, a flickering electro-flutter crew living somewhere between Björk's disjunctive spirals, Gang Gang Dance's placeless grooves and Fever Ray's slow-mo spelunking. After releasing a handful of EPs and sporadic internet singles, Bell ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week!
Happier times for us allMy friends,
It's the confl ... More >>
It's been quite a day so far for incredibly detailed statistical analysis that I barely understand: I'm still puzzling over this "Complete Map of Optimal Tic-Tac-Toe Moves," and am barely more literate when it comes to parsing friend-of-SOTC and noted Voice jazz guru Tom Hull's master chart o ... More >>
Making the rounds this week is a New York Magazine article entitled "What Was the Hipster?" Written by n 1's Mark Greif, the piece is meant as a critical history of an era pegged to have lasted just 10 years, from 1999 to 2009. The moment supposedly began with the move of Vice magazine from M ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Tina TyrellHalf-NYC/half-Berlin anesthetized dance duo Palms are dropping a remix EP on Sept. 1 in a limited edition run of 500 vinyl slabs, via Brooklyn's own Rare Book Room Records. Gavin Russom, ... More >>