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Karen O

  • Voice Choices

    October 15, 2014

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    Tavi is all grown up and talking.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Karen O - McKittrick Hotel - 9/10/14

    Better Than: Getting a note from a Secret Admirer In June 2004, Karen Orzolek told SPIN magazine: "The only reason I wanted to be on a major label was for people to hear 'Maps'... I knew it would be huge from the moment we wrote it. I am a fuckin' sucker for love songs." Now, almost a decade later ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/8/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2014
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    September 19, 2013

    Karen O Extras: Leftover Quotes From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Front Woman

    Last week's print issue of The Village Voice featured an incredibly thoughtful and well researched article on the whirling dervish known as Karen O, in advance of her band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' gig at the Barclays Center tonight. In it, we talked about her love of New York, what playing a hometown sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Has Big Plans for the Group's Biggest Show

    "New Jersey is so boring," says the blonde whirlwind known as Karen O, hanging out at home in Manhattan. She's reflecting on why she moved from the Garden State, where she grew up, to New York City a little over a decade ago. "To have something so close that you can touch it, something that's sort o ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013
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    September 11, 2013

    SOFT SHOCK

    Check out the plush art of Christian Joy

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    July 31, 2013

    TOUCH ME, I’M FAMOUS

    Works of art you can 
put your hands all over

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    If Pink Married Bobby Seale...

    She'd be Pink Panther. If Courtney Love married the Hertz Rent-a-car guy, she'd be Courtney Love Hertz. If Sandra Oh married Karen O, she'd be Sandra Oh-O.

  • Voice Choices

    May 2, 2012

    MOVIN' ON

    St. Ann's Warehouse throws itself 
a big farewell party

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Top Six Contenders For 2012's Song Of The Summer

    Now that the calendar has flipped to May, and the schedules for the area's big sheds have been announced, and the Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup is on the verge of being made public, it's time to think of other musical concerns related to the year's hottest months. Today, let's wonder about what song will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Live: Karen O's Stop The Virgens Is Pretty, Vacant

    ​Stop the Virgens St. Ann's Warehouse Wednesday, October 19 Better than: Your average mass fatality. There ought to be something lethal at the heart of a rock show, some hurts-so-good death drive that reminds you how glorious it is to live, to breathe, to dance. Karen O's "psycho rock opera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Hear Karen O's Sadly Pretty Cover Of "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"

    ​Last night was the opening of Stop The Virgens, the opera starring and co-created by Karen O, which runs at St. Ann's Warehouse through Oct. 22. (There are still some tickets available!) The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer has also lent her voice to an ad campaign spearheaded by the burrito-and-taco c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011

    SONIC BOOM

    Artists and musicians take over DUMBO

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

    Karen O and company take on opera

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Nick Zinner To Lead 41 Strings, A Slightly Late Earth Day Event, Next Week

    ​Fresh off providing his guitar to the Santigold-featuring-Karen O track "Go", Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner will on Wednesday (May 11) lead 41 Strings, an event to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day (and yes, the organizers probably know that Earth Day was last month). Also l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    LISTEN: Santigold Premieres New Jam (Featuring Karen O) On Jay-Z's Site

    ​ On Tuesday, we wondered exactly what Jay-Z's "Life Times" would bring to the table. Today we got the answer: Santigold released her new track, "GO", on the site. The song, a collaboration with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, is a synth-y romp featuring a driving drum beat that begs to be pu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    Top 5 Music Videos Featuring Mythical Creatures

    In her new clip for the [ahem] Madonna-inspired "Born This Way," Lady Gaga includes a unicorn in the opening shot. While the video only gets weirder (and grosser) from there, that mythical beast captivated our attention so much that we decided to search out the best videos featuring such imaginary/ ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010

    VELVET ROPE

    You’re on the list to see Nick Zinner

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Fall Arts Guide, Interpol, Karen O's Style Guru, Robyn, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Dear, and More

    Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.​In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Live: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play MOMA's Party in the Garden

    Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne​Party in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs MOMA Tuesday, May 25 They didn't bust out "Art Star" (too self-effacing for the young moneyeds?) but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' acoustic set was a wholly perfect centerpiece to the regal ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010

    GIVE AND TAKE

    You want more Tim Burton? Then help out.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Live: LCD Soundsystem Return to New York City and the Music Hall of Williamsburg

    Photo via underwhelmer's photostream​LCD Soundsystem Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, April 8th With Karen O decamped for LA, playing foil to Spike's Wild Things, and the Strokes figuring out whether they're still a band or not, James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem have become the best Classi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2009

    Karen O, Uptown Girl

    Yeah  Yeah  Yeahs (and ESG) make Radio City Music Hall (slightly) rowdier

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009

    THEY'RE NO ZEROES

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs hit Radio City

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2009

    All Points West Friday: No Sleep Till Jay-Z

    For maximum poetic impact at the otherwise sodden, mudsoaked trench-fight of All Points West 2009's first night, let's go straightaway to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose luck it was to climb onstage at the precise moment the sun fought back, through the clouds, and then commenced immediately to set. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    First One to Explain the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' New "Snakesweat" Video Wins Some Sort of Prize

    Yeah so I'm not at all clear on what I'm looking at here, but here we have "Snakesweat," a seven-minute short film starring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (as the Philosopher, the Scientist, and the Black Widow, respectively -- no points for guessing which one Karen O is) and hosted by Pitchfork this week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Do "Zero" Video

    Pretty perfectly pitched Yeah Yeah Yeahs video for "Zero": Warfield Theater marquee, bright in the rain; Karen O, getting her face on in the dressing room mirror, zipping up all sorts of latex and leather, then bursting through a red curtain and onto the street. Barney Clay gives the video the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Obligatory Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Leak Post

    Let's not underestimate the weird creaking raspy things Karen O is doing with her voice on that first build in "Zero," the initial It's Blitz! single and synthesized '80s/aughts club-bait track from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Easy enough to go ad hominem and point out that this sort of ecstatic pulsating ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009

    THE JOY IN KAREN O

    Get to know the female species

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Week of Obama Odes. Plus, Kool Keith, Still Batshit and Pervy

    Sound of the City roots for the blue home team. So does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Obviously, this was the week of the many Obama Odes. Presumably Big and Rich has been taking the last few days off. For the record, this is still where my head is. Jay-Z premiered his ode to O, "History," ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008

    YEAH YEAH NICK

    Karen O takes a backseat, sort of

  • Music

    August 7, 2007

    Batgirl Returns

    Karen O: Still a deity worth seeing, even if you've seen it all before

  • Columns

    August 15, 2006
  • Music

    April 25, 2006

    Demo'ing Down

    Former teen heroine matures by offering crisis counseling to 10-year-olds

  • NYC Life

    March 8, 2005

    Big Time

    Scissor Sisters take a break; Asia Argento breaks your Heart

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    February 17, 2004
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    July 22, 2003
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    May 20, 2003
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    April 8, 2003
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    April 8, 2003
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    February 18, 2003
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    July 30, 2002
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    February 26, 2002
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    November 6, 2001
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