Everyone has different preferences in strippers. Beverly likes the girl with blown out flower tattoos and cheap hair extensions who looks like a biker's girlfriend. Also: the pale, thin, red haired girl with a mole on her tiny ass. One friend likes the tattooed babe with the mohawk, and actually get ... More >>
Some DJs are quiet, let-the-music-do-the-talking types, but not Jonathan Toubin. Interviewed for this week's Voice profile, the 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty host was enthusiastic and opinionated, generating a novella's worth of transcript. More highlights from our conversation are below, as Toub ... More >>
Genesis tells me about losing Lady Jaye, as a new film about them appears
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I preview the upcoming show by the sullen British pop singer Charli XCX (above, singing a stripped-down version of her stunning single "Stay Away") and review last Saturday's freestyle extravaganza in the Bronx, which was topped off by Stevie B; and Benjamin Lo ... More >>
My new column is a fascinating interview with ex Psychic TV rocker and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (above, right), who fell in love with the nurse-turned-dominatrix-and-performance-artist Lady Jaye (left) and hatched a plot.
On Tuesday Dais Records issued God Is Truth and Light Is His Shadow by Prurient, a.k.a. Hospital Productions overlord/NYC noise institution Dom Fernow. Clocking in at almost 16 minutes, God is a reasonably inauspicious outing that's more interested in ambient texture than pulse-quickening implosions ... More >>
That's how you listen to Ghostface! Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week M.I.A. broke the internet in a tidal wave of blood and guts and red hair, we did our best to put it back together.
If you had to guess what was in Throbbing Gristle mastermind Genesis P-Orridge's closet, you probably wouldn't have dreamed up a sleeveless Gary Gilmore Memorial Society half-shirt--too perfect to be real. But Genesis has one, and she's looking to get rid of it, along with a roomful of other amazi ... More >>
Electro experimentalist chills a bit
Earlier this year, he reformed Throbbing Gristle, presenting the band's first ever New York concert and first show on American soil in 28 years. In a few weeks, he'll play the Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A.-organized Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival at Santos Party House. And, on Wednesday, Genes ... More >>
Watching legendary industrial crew Throbbing Gristle finally play their first American show in 28 years (and their first New York performance since ever) was like seeing a museum piece. Sure, once upon a time they set out to destroy the pomp and circumstance of rock, disposing of things like "puls ... More >>
In what will almost surely be a pair of completely face-melting concerts, violin drone wizard and Dream Syndicate veteran Tony Conrad and Psychic TV vet Genesis P-Orridge are combining in a "meeting of two fabulous violins" this coming Saturday and Sunday at ISSUE Project Room. Conrad's concerts a ... More >>
New Latin American thrash venue shreds open in Queens