?uestlove's stock is at an all-time high. His stint as house band-leader on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was recently complimented by a profile in The New Yorker; you might even peep his face on subway billboards around the city as he clocks up his Sonos endorsement money. Tonight he'll be spinning ... More >>
Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
This weekend, Governors Ball took over Randall's Island for the latest installment of "Can New York City Host Its Own Major Music Festival?" Founders Entertainment, organizers of the second annual fest (that's what All Points West said, too), decided to go the "diverse" route, but at least they were ... More >>
"I just wanna feel everything," Fiona Apple declares on the chorus for "Every Single Night," the first track on her fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic). She stretches out the word "feel" out into si ... More >>
In this week's Voice I offered up a midseason report of sorts, listing 12 particularly outstanding tracks from this year. Here, for your listening pleasure, are the 12 songs in streamable form (via a combination of YouTube and Soundcloud so as to not lock anyoneor any songsout). Happy ... More >>
The Governors Balltaking place at Randalls IslandJune 23 and 24has added another headliner to its lineup, which is already led by the likes of Passion Pit, Beck, and Fiona Apple. Kid Cudi, the recently alt-rock-water-testing rapper from Chicago, will play on Saturday, which will also h ... More >>
Monday, March 26
Better than: Holding it all in.
Before Fiona Apple took the stage at the Bowery Ballroom last night, Little Richard's "The Girl Can't Help It" pumped out of the speakers, its flirtatiously skipping beat booming throughout the packed room. The tale of a ... More >>
Friday, March 23
Better than: Sitting at home crying into my beer over my failure to score Fiona Apple tickets.
Today, bands are offered infinite opportunities for attention; given the right combination of talent and virality, an obscure 18-year-old bedroom musician might wak ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>
by Chris Gray
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun.
Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
...despite these black marks, Is This It was a decade-defining record that set the agenda for how rock sounded and even looked throughout the aughts. More importantly, Is This It remains (takes deep breath, steels self for commenter rage) the single best album released in the past 10 years."
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Nicole NodlandThat's when the comment-section-stoking singer (42 responses and counting!) will play the Bowery Ballroom as a makeup date for her September gig at The Box that got canceled last-minute. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.; on the bright side, she'll have actual music out by th ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Would you look at all that postmodernism?
For a multimillion-dollar event orchestrated with the dictatorial hand of all awards shows, there's always been a certain thrilling seat-of-the-pa ... More >>
"I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude."
Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams
There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>
photo by Dan Weiss
Wednesday, Dec. 31
If the very idea of a pancake made-up cabaret duo popular with the Hot Topic set puts you off, you probably won't notice that the Dresden Dolls' frontwoman-currently-solo Amanda Palmer branches out more from her insular culture t ... More >>