Better Than: ALL THE '90s NOSTALGIA YOU CAN MUSTER. Every time Tori Amos returns to music, it feels as if she's been gone forever. The reality is she only breaks between album cycles for two, maybe three years. The time leading to her latest albumhas been one marked by a departure from the mainstr ... More >>
A new Coen brothers movie and Folkways box set shed light on artist's storied career
Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs. At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
First Aid Kit Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, September 30, 2012 Better than: Somebody with a beard. Johanna and Klara Soderbergh walked to the edge of the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday night. "We're going to play this one without the mics," Johanna said, slightly sliding her f ... More >>
I've got to admit I was charmed when the Marilyn Hagerty story broke, and she was interviewed by our own Camille Dodero. Then Lauren Shockey revealed Hagerty intended to visit our city. The so-called critic from Great Falls, Montana Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Forks, North Dakota, prominently paste ... More >>
Springy electric-socket hair, dark droopy eyesKieran Hebden looks like a man who has spent untold time tinkering in front of a glowing computer screen late into the night. The depth of his production work as Four Tet, however, belies the physical man-hours necessary for such precision. ... More >>
Danielle Ate The Sandwich Red Horse Cafe Saturday, September 10 Better than: Sitting through YouTube comedy sketches. Danielle Ate The Sandwich is a young woman in thick-rimmed glasses from Colorado. She plays acoustic guitar, and sometimes the ukulele. If you purchase her self-titled debut album, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Naturally, this dude is involvedDistilling a full year of furtive, easily distracted, constantly overwhelmed listening down to a mere 10 albums is a ridiculous, agonizing, thoroughly loathsome undertaking, and yet here we all are, pulling nine fully formed sonic universes together and capping ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 11 Sweet Brother James By Don Heckman The prospect of James Taylor at Madison Square Garden didn't strike me as one of the most enlightened ideas of recent memory. Not, of course, that there was any questi ... More >>
Two moms, two kids, and a sperm donor make one all-American movie
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Unreasonable, short-sighted, hyperbolic, childish, reactionary--well, to be fair, "Angry American" is a pretty accurate title...
The New York Times says vinyl is hot again. Not only old-fashioned record sales but also turntables sales are up. (The 35 percent lift in LP sales still doesn't put vinyl above 1 percent of the music market, but it's exciting nonetheless.) They talk to J&R Music, which normally sells CDs, an ... More >>
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
Fêting Wayne Shorter at a life milestone
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
Using YouTube to beat back critical malaise and bullshit race-baiting arguments
An ecstatic, tear-bursting evening in Björk's pagan gospel church
At 9:30 tomorrow morning, the New York Yankees will hold the official groundbreaking for their $1.3 billion project to replace Yankee Stadium with a new edifice across the street. On a giant stage hastily assembled in one corner of Macombs Dam Park, city officials and Yankee execs will gather before ... More >>
A sad survivor tries to figure out her ache
Three new works show Ailey dancers in different lights
Chameleonic chanteuse re-examines abandoned heritage
Mom conceives new uses for her lungs, mouth, and throat
Race Matters in New Books on Prince and Hendrix
They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?
Peggy Seeger, First Woman of Folk, Returns to New York
Dendy Serves Rum and Cock at the 'Altogether Different Festival'
Reeling from a major funding drought, vanguard performing artists downsize their dreams