A sanitized Beatles tribute could use "Help!"
These are the eight best concerts in NYC this week. And if you don't know, now you know.
Check out our slideshow from the party. Fool's Gold Day Off: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Catchdubs, Ricky Blaze, Party Supplies, #BEEN #TRILL, Telephoned, and more City Winery Monday, September 3 Better than: Rain. Last yea ... More >>
Ab-Soul S.O.B.'s Thursday, June 21 Better than: Watching the final fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 NBA season. For a crowd full of Thunder fans, Ab-Soul provided a much-needed distraction last night during his first New York headlining gig. In subtle contrast to the mighty LeBron James, Ab debut ... More >>
Dan Deacon is one of several big name musicians playing a free concert in Union Square tomorrow at 4 p.m. We spoke to him recently about why Occupy Wall Street resonates with him and why he considers himself a political artist. Village Voice: You're playing a free show in Union Square for May Day, ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musiciancontinues to chug along, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. This morning's first match puts the a ... More >>
Penned by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, and published by Rodale Press, Eat This Not That looks like a knock-off of the celebrated website and coffee-table book This Is Why You're Fat. This square paperbound volume abounds in pictures of fattening foods printed in breathtaking color, wit ... More >>
In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>
manu_gt500/FlickrThe Big Man has left the building. Clarence ClemonsBruce Springsteen's main onstage foil for most of both men's careers, a tall, broad, black saxophonist whose unflappability contrasted physically and temperamentally with the small, feisty, white frontman to great comi ... More >>
Today's Times has a piece on a psychologist's theory about song lyrics of the current day being proof that we are all self-obsessed narcissists. The psychologist who came up with the theory, Nathan DeWall, was apparently inspired to embark on this quest by Weezer's "The Greatest Man Who Ever ... More >>
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K. Friday, December 17 Live With Animals Gallery Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
Welcome back; we hope your long weekends were swell! • President Obama has unveiled a $50 billion public-works plan to revive the economy, and is asking Congress to pass tax breaks that would let businesses write off 100 percent of their new capital investments through 2011. [WSJ, AP]
Caters New Agency LtdToby Elles of Lancaster, England fell asleep one day while cooking bacon, and the result was an apparition in a frying pan--of either Jesus or John Lennon, you pick! The devout Christian knows you can find Christ everywhere. But in a piece of toast, or in the grease annea ... More >>
Serving 19 years to life. Da doo ron ron.
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
Last September's Between My Head and the Sky was Yoko Ono's first record as Plastic Ono Band since 1973's Feeling the Space. John Lennon produced the first; his son Sean handled the second, and now comes word that the Plastic Ono Band will once again perform as well. So far, it's just two dat ... More >>
Photos by Angela Ashman. It was the kind of avant-garde spectacle that fashion outsiders would mock. Models, one by one, snipped away pieces of a spiral white dress worn by a model in the center of the room, until she was left wearing nothing but a bandeau top and high-waisted briefs. But ... More >>
Purple Fashion, which gave us yesterday's celebrity nude, has also published a hommage (N quite SFW) to the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, starring the couple's son, Sean Lennon. Only this time the man is fully dressed, and the woman -- Sean Lennon's model/girlfrien ... More >>
Alternative link here. The answer to the third of the three questions in yesterday's teaser quiz was The Newbeats, whose song "Bread and Butter" easily made it onto either the 10 Best or Runners-Up lists, but which one? Listen to this Youtube clip and see if can figure out in which position ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 17, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 48The Animals in NYBy Sally KemptonWith American hysteria over English rock-and-roll singers reaching new heights, the purveyors of entertainment for the young last week booked a series of English acts in two r ... More >>
John Lennon is another mindless look at the dark side of celeb worship
The Muggabears tend to the guitar-centric '90s indie-rock flame
"Try to imagine that your whole way of life destroyed"
McSorley's stocks the sawdust for St. Pat's
Two ambitious dramas cross borders and consciousnesses
Don't look back: From nostalgia-peddling dreck to sci-fi satire, the peril-fraught subgenre of the rockstar movie
Slack happy: A Brit weighs in on wage-earning (none), sex (some), and drinking (lots)
So many unpretentious young bands with a geniune knack, so many others without a clue
A gonzo, gear-shifting first feature from Korea confronts an ominous Andromeda strain
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
How many queens does it take to fill Radio City Music Hall?
Life in the Cheap Seats Suddenly Becomes Precious
Photography Collections to Make the Season Bright