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Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing. Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>
Iron & Wine are above us all
Your fake name is good enough for him--Sam Beam chats about his new album
Nicki Minaj, the O. Henry of rap. Photo by Howard Huang.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine's new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham's winter books picks, Ben Davis on artis ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn troubadour Matthew Houck, the ever-bearded frontman of Phosphorescent, has added another stellar album to his formidable roster, the slow-sailing, appropriately titled fifth full length Her ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9. Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>
Here are four percussive big shots not too shy to run the show
Not last night, but you get the idea.Clare and the Reasons are terrifyingly cute. They could destroy all worlds of lesser cuteness, blasting apart their molecules like Oppenheimer, and the band displayed this menace instantly via their stage props: brittle bundles of winter foliage, washboard ... More >>
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Having left their hearts in El Segundo, Joey Burns and John Convertino circle back to retrieve them
Don your hyphens, hipsters!
Rising star Nico Muhly goes medium-brow
Breathy and/or Swedish folk troubadours get (politely) down and make (often inscrutable) love
Trumpet-lace Tex-Mex rockers give a boost to an indie Jesus
The Pixies lead a mixed bag of Apple-only mini-albums