Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>
Whatever illuminati votes on inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is undergoing its deliberations for the class of 2014. The process apparently includes much backstage lobbying, as induction can lead to a real spike in sales of back catalogues and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee" looks ... More >>
He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.
Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Brooklyn-based rapper DyMe-A-DuZin is currently capitalizing on the success of his great Portrait of Donovan mixtape. He recently dropped a flick for "Father's ... More >>
On Saturday and Sunday, Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema and Vice/Noisey hosted brunch screenings of the 2002 documentary A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake as part of a week of events celebrating the April 16th release of live tribute album Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake. It was also the fi ... More >>
Yann Tiersen Irving Plaza Friday, April 27 Better than: Most of the Philip Glass and Stephin Merritt music I've heard. Skyline, Yann Tiersen's seventh studio album, is only the second album of his current deal with Anti- and, like 2010's Dust Lane, it pioneers sonic territory structurally differen ... More >>
This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2012, which consists of Donovan, the Beastie Boys, the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, the Small Faces and the Faces, blues guitarist Freddie King, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses, although not lead singer Axl Rose, wh ... More >>
Before the 2012 edition of South By Southwest blows out of town, allow Village Voice Media's editors to share their favorite moments from the festival's fourth, and final, day.
This morning the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2012 inductees, and topping the list is the snarling chroniclers of Sunset Strip decadence Guns N' Roses. (Will they get back together for the induction dinner? Is Axl Rose only going to call up Izzy for the big night? How does Tracii ... More >>
Influential British folk guitarist Bert Jansch, 67, passed away on Wednesday night in London from lung cancer. Having watched Jansch in performance when he opened for Neil Young just over five months ago, it's shocking to say the least: "while Jansch's singing voice at times came out murmured and in ... More >>
Emily Kokal (right) and Jenny Lee Lindberg, pulling you off the floor. Pics by Santiago Felipe, more below.Warpaint Webster Hall Wednesday, December 1 Better Than: Another night trapped in a space the width of your headphones, that's for sure. Warpaint live is a disconcerting experience. Th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 27, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 41 Needed: A Mencken By Jack Newfield The pop scene needs its Mencken. Its mythmakers and trend-spotters have made it all visible, but the influence of the hucksters, fast-buck promoters, middle-aged teenyb ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 23, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 23 The Psychedelic Yenta Strikes Again! By Richard Goldstein The Lovin' Spoonful may soon find their names anathema to the very underground which nurtured them. Reports which accuse Zal Yanovsky and Ste ... More >>
Travers with Dylan and Donovan.--Mary Travers, the star and siren of folk's Peter, Paul and Mary, died yesterday. Though the Times obit is weirdly fixated on the beards of the two men that usually flanked her, Pete Yarrow and Paul Stookey, Travers was the consensus star of the group--her voic ... More >>
Rock stars and David Lynch want to save our souls
Mastering Dylan, flubbing Darin, and paying tribute to the inimitable Max Roach
Reggae's cause célébre celebrates both his new record's release, and his own
Wear Your Lucinda Like Heaven
Style Slumps at the Met
A Year (HeckA Decade, Even) of Pop Music at the Movies
NBC gets back to (not at) The '60s
Limelight's updated layout is sort of like Jocelyne Wildenstein's new face not better or worse, just different.