Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
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 musicianfinishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>
As you have presumably by now heard, New York Night Train host and DJ Jonathan Toubin was injured last week when a car crashed into his Portland hotel room. On Friday, Brooklyn Bowl will host a benefit concert for Toubin with performanes by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash, Tunde Ad ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
Left to right: Raphael Saddiq, Luther Vandross, Usher, Gerardo, Masta Killa, and Jimmy RollinsIt's a poorly kept industry secret that rock writers are cheaters, frauds, and goons -- as dependent on Google as a clown is on facepaint. Our ongoing column "Are You Smarter Than a Rock Critic?" pee ... More >>
Guess which one is Chris.
After a five-hour jaunt through various LES watering holes, downing beers and knocking back shots while grilling guttural-throated bawler/guitarist Chris Spencer of Herculean noise-rock face rippers Unsane, yours truly ended the night on the pavement, covered in my own puk ... More >>
The full lineup for "Channeling Chilton," per City Winery's site, is a beast, full of friends, admirers, and longtime cohorts, including Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, now the last remaining member of the power-pop gods' original lineup in the wake of bassist Andy Hummel's death last week. P ... More >>
"I have lived like a king, and I have lived like a bum, and I have lived like a tramp."
Andre Williams, the septuagenarian godfather of r&b porn, spits hard-ass truths. He knows no better, having spent large chunks of his life on the streets, addicted to booze, drugs, and flesh.
The Chicago nat ... More >>
Who moved my cheese? Illustration by Shane Harrison.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reads 50 Cent's surreally insightful self-help book, The 50th Law: "This book is actually kind of sad, in the bleakness of its cutthroat, shoot-nine-times-or-be-shot-nine-times worldview. Trust no o ... More >>
Heavy Trash, the garage-rockabilly duo of Matt Verta-Ray and the one, the only Jon Spencer, celebrate the release of their third record, Midnight Soul Serenade, at Bowery Electric tonight. As Verta-Ray explains in this weeks' Voice (drop by tonight), "Generally, rock 'n' roll guys are insecur ... More >>
Nate "Igor" Smith
Beauty Bar Brooklyn
Thursday, May 28
The Beauty Bar Brooklyn, opening to the public this weekend, is a soccer-goalie's kick away from the Myrtle J/M/Z stop, about a block from everybody's favorite loft-show space Market Hotel. The place's awning still currently reads ... More >>