Urban decay. Bathroom graffiti. Steam hissing violently from manholes. Designer fetish gear; black-lit dungeons and black vinyl pants; Saturday Night Live outré mascot Stefon. The music of Berlin duo Velvet Condoma fastidiously gesticulating grind of snapping synthesizer presets, gloomy guit ... More >>
Charlie Looker has spent 10 years in New York art-rock anomalies--Lavender, Zs, Period, Extra Life, Sculptress, even (briefly) Dirty Projectors. The common thread is always the place where the vulnerable sentiment of indie rock collides with the jagged rhythms of contemporary composition; Loo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 6, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 27
films in focus
By Andrew Sarris
Sergio Leone's "DUCK, YOU SUCKER" doesn't ring true to the American ear as a title. Its internal rhyme only accentuates the relative desuetude of "sucker" as slang. But th ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Spectre Folk is the long-percolating solo guise of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan, a black sea of noise guitar, psych-jams, no-fi experiments, and other interplanetary gunk released on a never-end ... More >>
You might not know, because you are an American or otherwise uninterested, but the World Cup is coming up in a matter of weeks, in which the earth's best soccer playing nations will face off in South Africa. It only happens every four years. When it does, millions and millions tune in with all leve ... More >>