The Drums, Archers of Loaf
4Knots Music Festival Main Stage
Saturday, July 14
Better than: Going to the park.
The Drums' bouncily fey music is well-suited to anyone who's been eagerly devouring the entirety of the Real Estate/Craft Spells crop of purely enjoyable modern guitar pop. Live, their son ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Female crab broken open to display orange roe -- that's some good eatin'!
This morning Fork in the Road wrote about the spiny softshell turtles currently being displayed live in Chinatown fish markets. But those aren't the only things crawling around in wooden crates and cardboard boxes on display ... More >>
The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>
Whether living or dead...who would they be?
(And by the way, I'm available for any free meal.)
My choices would start with pop culture visionary Andy Warhol (above), whom I did have dinner with, but I want to do so again and again.
Just ignore that weird burning smell. Pic by Jonah.Joan of Arc
Tuesday, February 1
Better Than: Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Owen, Friend/Enemy, Make Believe, Ghosts and Vodka, Tim Kinsella(s) . . . pretty much every JOA-affiliated band besides American Football.
Joan of Arc and Jean-Lu ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
Julie Christie in 'Darling'Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 10, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 17
By Andrew Sarris
The Second Annual Village Voice Readers' 10-best poll, held this year in conjunction with my Films in Focus program on WBAI, received entries from a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
January 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 13
Film Critics Choose Their Favorites for 1965
By Jonas Mekas
Once more we are playing the Best Movies of the Year game. The usual answer this year is that even the best ones are hardly worth listing a ... More >>