Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, who we're going to call Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be havingwhether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems to sotc ... More >>
You'd expect a band with a name as un-Googleable and as blankly resigned as The Men to be a little stand-offish, if not just completely jaded. After all, the Brooklyn-based four-piece have been at it for roughly five years, only one of which found them getting some recognition outside of New York. T ... More >>
Heaven is a Brooklyn dream syndicate planted firmly between the 1985 crossroads of Paisley Underground shamble and noisepop blast. These three New York veterans have no shortage of experience with things that swirl and gaze and lilt along hazily: Their collective résumés boast time in atmos ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOXJames Durbin makes the piano catch fire for no reason
This week is Elton John week on American Idol, and it's the same week Elton John is hosting and playing musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Why so much Elton John all of a goddamned sudden? Did God hear "Rocket Man" on his ... More >>
A lovefest, in a totally non-physical way. Pics by Georgia, more below.Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield
Thursday, September 30
Better Than: A perfect reunion show without drama.
It shouldn't come as much of a shock that last night's Juliana & Evan show at Mercury Lounge, the sec ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 1, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 29
by Robert Christgau
I think people are missing the point of "Nashville Skyline," which is as it should be, since they were probably supposed to. The beauty of the album is that it is tota ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City.
The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken.
photos by ... More >>