Every couple weeks, the Voice takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak.
The Band Perry, "Done"
Current Billboard Country Chart Position: 15
Yes, "cauc-pop." What else to call the Nashville radio hits that, since Dolly went disco, have drawn so fully on the deepest tradi ... More >>
"I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
The bleary, blurry, bleaky MV Carbon has been a staple of the New York avant-garde since relocating here from Chicago in the mid-'00s. After lurching up from the No Fun circuit as one half of Metalux, she's been renown for her nauseous reel-to-reel tape manipulations and cello sawingwhich you ... More >>
Yeasayer. Here's hoping things are a bit warmer than this for their shows this summer. Today Live Nation announced a slew of shows at Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and in addition to the many classic rock acts (with "classic rock" now being ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
If you were here when we last embarked on this quest, you may remember the "Carlos Santana reworks the 'Black Magic Woman' riff while an overexposed singer warbles nearby" formula, which is one that Sony Music Enter ... More >>
A typical occurrence at reOPENed; just make sure it's voluntary. Pic from Mel D Cole/Village Slum Santos Party House's Friday-night situation has been a little dramatic lately. The club's weekly fete OPEN--featuring Q-Tip, Rich Medina, and Vashtie--seemed to be doing immensely well, even winn ... More >>
Self-portrait of the artistAwfully adorable interview with our very own Rob Harvilla over at Glide Magazine's Hidden Track, which the rest of us at SOTC discovered via "Village Voice" Google Alert, because Rob's humble like that. But since our "current shopkeep of the Voice's storied music departmen ... More >>
How the fuck did Ryan Cabrera fall all the way to Sullivan Hall? Five years ago, the MTV star was sitting happily in the Billboard top 10, hooking up with Elvis' granddaughter, ripping Ashlee Simpson's facile little heart into pieces. Tonight, he plays an acoustic set at a venue music-business stude ... More >>
The online edition of recently-demised Rocky Mountain News -- once the oldest newspaper, or business, in the state of Colorado and the largest-circulation newspaper to fold so far in our New Depression -- enjoyed a huge surge in traffic in the paper's last days. Maybe that's what convinced laid-off ... More >>