This weekend the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival once again descends upon the northwest corner of Williamsburg for the sixth year running, and it's expanding from two nights to four for Veteran's Day, including a pre-party Thursday at Output. This year's lineup promises another eclectic mix of es ... More >>
If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Django Django and Lemonade Bowery Ballroom Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Better than: Astronomy class. Django Django's show last night at the Bowery Ballroom felt like a homecoming of sorts, even though it was the kaleidoscopic Edinburgh outfit's first official tour of the United States. Since most of ... More >>
Check out our photo galleries: Electric Zoo Gets Sweaty | The People Of Electric Zoo Electric Zoo Randalls Island Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 Better than: This. "You know I know how/ to make them stop and stare as I zone out/ the club can't even handle me right now/ watching y ... More >>
Bad 25: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz Gotham Hall Wednesday, August 29 Better than: an easy hair-burning joke. "You just don't do a Michael songyou try and do the best you can." So said Ne-Yo, dabbing at his forehead, having sweated through his "Smooth Criminal" costume. On screens behi ... More >>
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Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont Madison Square Garden Friday, December 18 Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track. Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... More >>
Rihanna, looking for love in another hopeless place. Earlier this morning, a radio rip of "We Found Love," the lead single off Rihanna's forthcoming (sixth!) album, made its way on to the internet. But 20 seconds into the track, when that first Ibiza build-up begins to anticipate the inevitab ... More >>
A dance act is on fire when they release a handful of stellar records not only one after the other, but on different labels. Only two years into their joint recording career, D.C.-based house duo Benoit & Sergio are coming up not only with good records, but records that turn into anthems. It ... More >>
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 47 Let George undo it by Joe Flaherty Well, with the election over and the inevitable results in, the inevitable has happened -- the pogrom has begun. Not, however, the one that was expected. In a perv ... More >>
Tune in Thursday night for the "serious" part of the program. Pic by Piotr.Francesco Tristano Cielo Monday, January 31 Better Than: Your favorite cover band In a world where playlists and MP3 blogs have erased genre borders, the existence of a 29-year-old Julliard-trained concert pianist wh ... More >>
On Diddy–Dirty Money's harsh, jarring, surprisingly emotive Last Train to Paris
Halloween is the worst holiday of the year for weekend bar-hopping: The city is swarmed with underage college kids who consider themselves more likely to get into bars while in disguise. We recommend that you find a top-notch dance party and plant yourself there for the duration of the evenin ... More >>
Ninja Tune: Matt Black is the dude on the right. Photo by Steve Double.At The Lock Tavern, a North London pub, Matt Black is finishing a beer and taking a respite from the recent frenzy of activity around Ninja Tune, the influential UK label he co-founded 20 years ago with Jonathan More. He's ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Oneohtrix Point Never photo by Nate DorrBrooklyn uneasy dreamer Daniel Lopatin, a/k/a Oneohtrix Point Never, is an electronics mutilator of the most sensitive variety. His analog slurry has the dark ... More >>
Felix Buxton, on the right. We think. Basement Jaxx don't come to the States very often. The London-based duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Radcliffe has always had trouble booking shows at American venues, and so a lot tends to happen between their U.S. gigs; the last time they made it to our shores, ... More >>
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