The credit for Brooklyn's status as an international brand may belong to many players, but few represent and commodify the borough quite like Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler. This is the duo behind the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, and, now, Berg'n (899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn; 718-857-2337) in Crown H ... More >>
The first album I was really excited for was Vitalogy. I was 11. I wasn't much of a music fan as a kid, but something clicked in early 1994. I started hanging out with friends who liked music more. We'd ride our bikes to the mall and browse the CD racks at a music store calledThe Wall. If we were l ... More >>
Better Than: Most three-day music festivals Six hours on the Hoboken Pier may not sound like the ideal Friday evening, but Ryan Bingham, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Bob Dylan made the trip worthwhile for thousands of fans last night. Kicking off around 5 p.m., the Live Nation-backed Americanarama ... More >>
With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
You might think progressive-minded social-critic types would cheer a development as unlikely as America's top male country star releasing a song that pleas for racial understanding, acknowledges the failings of our nation's founders, and features a black man rapping "Just because my pants are saggin ... More >>
Every couple weeks, starting now, the Voice takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone" Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10 The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important! So, here, in a shimmering ... More >>
The man who failed to fake his own death last month by pretending to drown off the shores of Long Island has been arrested...finally.Raymond Roth has spent the past 10 days in a psychiatric center, after his lawyer told the Voice that he's "a danger to himself."Attorney Brian Davis also told the Voi ... More >>
Jones Beach drowning hoaxster Raymond Roth has committed himself to a psychiatric hospital, and his lawyer tells the Voice it's not just his latest attempt to scam the system.Additionally, attorney Brian Davis says Roth plans to turn himself into police early next week -- after he's "better.""We hav ... More >>
Of all the ways to get away from your bride, faking your own death by supposedly drowning off the coast of Long Island is certainly amongst the most epic -- and it's exactly what a Massapequa man did over the weekend, according to his wife, anyway.As we reported yesterday, Raymond Roth's son reporte ... More >>
The wife of Raymond Roth, the man accused of faking his own death by claiming to get sucked out to sea near Jones Beach over the weekend, fears for her life after receiving some cryptic text messages, supposedly from Roth, she said this morning.Evana Roth, who alerted authorities that her husband wa ... More >>
When you send a note to someone that reads, "I'm fucking the love of your life, deal with it" it's most likely not going to end well. Especially if they had just bought you a bottle of champagne.Late Thursday night, at the swanky SoHo spot W.i.P., the entourages of R&B singer Chris Brown and rap ... More >>
Yes, Ke$ha's involved in this. In general conversation, the guilty pleasure is a simple enough concept: it describes something you might like but, well, feel guilty about liking, presumably because it isn't otherwise up to your standards of taste. Over the past ten or so years, with pop crit ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
Requiem for a dreamland
The Dwayne Carter documentary has arrived, to his dismay, or at least his lawyers'
More controversial than it is enjoyable, but it's enough of both
Another dead animal, another celebrity clothing line. Oh, and I love Paris when she's sprungthen and only then.
You can go in the water again!
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