Last week, we unveiled our 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013. But, it's been such a great year for metal that we've decided to acknowledge some additional heavy albums worth the neck soreness they'll cause you post-headbanging. With a shout-out to some local bands, here are eight (more) metal albums that ... More >>
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Goblin terrorize Brooklyn
If you need even more shows to choose form, be sure to check out our comprehensive and constantly updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.
Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
"Weather" isn't the first Meshell Ndegeocello single to fall into the category of "freak folk," but the album of the same name (Naive) is her first that can be comfortably filed under that genre. Classical and country elements have often enhanced Ndegeocello's melding of jazz, rock, global fu ... More >>
Lykke Li Central Park Summerstage Monday, August 1 Better than: Throwing out love incantations at home. The title of Lykke Li's second album, Wounded Rhymes, implies sullen dwelling on past offenses, but the record itself is much more peeved than those two words imply. It opens with the barnburn ... More >>
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
Queens rap legend Prodigy of Mobb Deep is officially out of jail after three long years, and we have a pretty authoritative feature about his last days in the bing. Our own Laura Checkoway (who co-wrote his autobiography My Infamous Life, due this month via Touchstone Books) gets closer than ... More >>
Zen-funksters Ronin perform with precision
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! Pay Rich Juzwiak what you owe him, Jay Leno. Twitpic by Dav ... More >>
Given Kanye West's total ubiquity these past few weeks/months/years, it's jarring to realize that his profoundly unraveled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is not even officially out yet. And yet the Internet dissection is well under way -- just as Girl Talk's All Day (which we can't exactly ... More >>
Plumbing the gorgeous nightmares of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Cave is the one...aw, hell, you already know which one he is. Photo by Deirdre O'Callaghan.Nick Cave is a busy man. Over the past year, the underground rock hero has released a novel, scored a Viggo Mortensen movie, re-released some of his Bad Seeds records, rewritten the screenplay for a rem ... More >>
The first single from Good Ass Job, it feels safe to say, and what a beautiful return for Kanye West: bonkers King Crimson "21st Century Schizoid Man" sample flip, handclaps, drums pulled right off 808s, and the rapper's signature lyrical mix of goofy hubris ("No one man should have all that power ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. New York's rumbling violin and guitar duo itsnotyouitsme create a doleful soundtrack for rainy days and crumbling cities. With just two men and an army of pedals, they cull the transcendent-yet-tang ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. New York art-proggos Kayo Dot have broken metal's final taboo. Sure, they've been living on the bleeding edge of avant-metal for three albums, filling their impenetrable stew with freeform jazz, ung ... More >>
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