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Yo La Tengo find a new home for the holidays
Sorry, tunnel people. If you were hoping to escape the doldrums of central Jersey this weekend or next, you'll have to find another way to get into Manhattan. There will be no service between Exchange Place and World Trade Center PATH stations between Friday night and early Monday morning over the n ... More >>
We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
When the news broke yesterday that Maxwell's--that infamous, beloved rock spot across the river in Hoboken--would be shuttering in late July, industry folks freaked, bands grieved and music lovers wrung their hands in mourning. Todd Abramson, one of the owners and the man who's been booking Maxwel ... More >>
He's a man of many monikers and moods, and he rocks under any name. Charles Thompson / Frank Black / Black Francis has 23 albums to his credit, beginning in 1988 with Surfer Rosa by the Pixies, a band where the tired journalistic cliché "seminal" actually applies. Black Francis performs tonight ... More >>
Fiore Deli's Italian roast beef hero, including cross-sectional view One of the stunning achievements of Italian-American cooking is the invention of the hero sandwich. Whether stuffed with cold cuts or cutlets, with cheese or without, served warm or at room temperature, dressed with tomato sauce ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
The mate (pronounced "mah-tay") service at Cucharamama. Cold? Tired? Not fond of coffee but crave the caffeine? Maybe mate is your beverage. More properly known as yerba mate, the hot drink is made from the dried leaves of a shrub related to holly that grows in the northern reaches of Argentina. I ... More >>
The simit tastes pretty good, but is it actually a bagel? Above: the whole wheat simit A neophyte chain called Simit Smith has introduced a new sort of bagel to the Upper West Side. In Turkey, it's known as a simit, but there are a half-dozen other names for it in the Middle East, Greece, Romani ... More >>
Update 4: Authorities have not positively identified the shooter, according to Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. The number of children deceased is now believed to be at 20 -- with seven adults including the shooter dead, according to Vance. Update 3: There now appears to be conflictin ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Eric Sundermann headed to Hoboken, where he chats with San Diego-based Crocodiles, which is performing at 4Knots: "In 2009, they released their debut, the bedroom-recorded, grungy Summer of Hate. And even though Endless Flowers is only the band's third full-length, ... More >>
WFMU DJ, music journalist and frequent Voice contributor Jesse Jarnow has just released Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham), a voluminous tome that dissects Hoboken's finest Amerindie pioneers' journey from their childhood beginnings all the way to their current place as ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Remember when you had to drive an hour to a town you'd never been to just to see whatever D.I.Y. shit was going down in your state that weekend? You'd bitch about it at the ... More >>
Next year, in Hoboken
Saddest mugshot ever?Mark Lugo, the Hoboken man recently busted in a hotel in Napa for the theft of Picasso's 1965 "Tete de Femme" drawing, which he had snatched from San Francisco's Weinstein Gallery and then fled by taxi, is really more of a Thomas Crown than we had originally hoped for. Th ... More >>
WikipediaPablo is not happy. Oh art thieves, your crime of choice sure does seem like a glamorous business when you're envisioning yourself as Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair remake. But then you get caught like Mark Lugo, a 31-year-old from Hoboken, who was arrested in a hotel in N ... More >>
Since 1958, the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display has been a New York City tradition. The fireworks were originally set off on the Hudson, but in 1976 they moved to the East River. Last year, they returned to the Hudson to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of ... More >>
And now for something completely different
Georgia, Ira, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, leading a drummer summit. Pics by Liz Clayton, more below.Yo La Tengo/The National Maxwell's Wednesday, December 8 Better than: The other seven nights, kinda. Nels Cline sitting in Tuesday was pretty sweet. Ditto Jeff Tweedy a few nights earl ... More >>
"KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN" warns the label When my friend Melanie came back from the Bay Area last week, she was very enthusiastic about California's medical marijuana program. I told her it sounded good to me, but I was really in excellent health and couldn't imagine how I'd get a prescripti ... More >>
Ah, but take heartYes, Sunday's frightful weather conspired to scotch the free Cap'n Jazz show at Williamsburg Waterfront, hastily relocating the trailblazing Chicago crew to Brooklyn Bowl and shutting out plenty of die-hard fans in the process. Much appropriately emo Twitter action did resul ... More >>
It is true that not everyone here in the metaphorical Voice compound is totally in love with wordless, perpetually crescendoing art-metal dudes Pelican. That wordy naysayer will probably not be at their Highline Ballroom show tonight, though, which is a good thing, 'cause he'd have totally ki ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! SLOW U: Cooking with Nonna, Cenone di Natale ($45) Astor Center November 30 Who cooks better than Italian Grandmas? Not too many people, according to Rossella Rago, host of the onli ... More >>
A blander Wilco should still be great live
--Chris Brown reached a plea deal in court yesterday in his felony assault case. Brown will avoid jail time by receiving probation, doing 180 days of community service in his native Virginia, and attending domestic violence counseling classes. Brown is ordered to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna for ... More >>
The Hudson Reporter says yesterday some New Yorkers were tricked into traveling out to Hoboken, New Jersey by bogus flyers promising work on a mayoral campaign. The flyers offered 200 bucks to anyone ("No one will be turned away") willing to work from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for mayoral candidate Peter ... More >>
What we would call real fast food places.(photo by Flickr/AdamL212, some rights reserved)Health magazine has released its list of the ten healthiest fast food chains in the country, but it's hard to come by the supposed healthiest option in the city, much to Mayor Bloomberg's dismay, we're guessing. ... 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 >>
Painter Wei Dong's East-West, sex and dogs free-for-all
You cool kids are all wearing those zany slogan T-shirts? How quaint.
Osaka trio bangs heads, makes four-eyed baldies smile