Ahead of Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, rumors swirled about the band's frontman for the ceremony. Any vocalist they chose would inevitably -- and unfairly -- face comparisons to Kurt Cobain, but a curveball flew in as four frontwomen took the mic. Joan Jett, Kim ... More >>
You know DIIV. Their Zachary Cole Smith is this generation's Kurt Cobain. He's unafraid to speak truth to power. He's Sky Ferreira's Beau. And, um, other things. And, in just over a week, you can add "Village Voice Choice Eats DJ" to his ever expanding resume. DIIV! What's Choice Eats, you ask? Step ... More >>
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Deer Tick does Nirvana
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Magna Carta Holy Grail and Yeezus have arrived; somehow, Jay-Z's album has the better production, and Kanye's has the better lyrics. In any case, one of the most polarizing aspects of the former work is how it uses Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in the opening track, "Holy Grail." Between ver ... More >>
Looking back at the history of K Records
Nineteen years ago today fans around the world got news Nirvana's Kurt Cobain had taken his own life in his Seattle home. As the years have passed, fans, peers, and friends of the musician and his pioneering grunge band have paid their respects through covering the band's material. Here now, from P ... More >>
"Good music programmers are rock stars to the women of this generation, just as guitar players were for their mothers." From the Beloit College Mindset List, in which two dudes at a Wisconsin college attempt to get a bead on What The Freshmen Class Might Be Thinking via the making of a list w ... More >>
A 15-minute photo session that will last forever
The band closes the book on their legacy
Kathleen Hanna is slowly creeping back into the limelight -- a few nights after taking the stage during her own star-studded tribute show at the Knitting Factory, the Riot Grrrl luminary/semi-recluse showed up at an Our Hit Parade fete at Joe's Pub for a long, rambling, thoroughly engrossing ... More >>
The 'godmothers of grunge' rock MOMA
And so it ends, the fifth and most calamitous season of Jelly Pool Parties, with a finale abruptly canceled and grudgingly reinstated, in the end overloaded with a semi-secret parade of random-ass rappers, semi-secretly headlined by your friend and mine Gucci Mane. Never has the line "I don't wear ... More >>
She smokes and curses. She's bored with men and likes her vibrator. She says she wants to be the next Kurt Cobain. I think she's great! (Except for the smoking.) But the linked abcnews.com article discusses whether Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen might be hinting at behavior that could make her ... More >>
Very sweet. Not much to add except a) her (briefly glimpsed) bandmates seem somber because they're aware of their own imminent obsolescence (great band name!), and b) Haley Williams somehow always comes dangerously close to reminding me of Kurt Cobain but then, happily, actually does not.
Since this archive page mysteriously disappeared over at its original home, consider this your new bookmark/placeholder/friend on late, lonely nights. Confused? More here. It's super-cute to peruse decade-end lists and pretend to be enthusiastic about true artists like Arcade Fire, timeless m ... More >>
Courtney Love posted this googly-eyed picture of her in bed with a turtle on her head to Twitter. Somehow she was surprised when it ended up in a UK tabloid. Gun, meet these fish in a barrel. Courtney Love's public missives have always been an endless source of voyeuristic entertainment, from her a ... More >>
-Someone--presumably, Courtney Love--not only licensed the likeness of onetime living person Kurt Cobain to Guitar Hero 5, but also signed off making him an unlockable, playable character. The upshot? The horrendous video above, in which Cobain is helplessly piloted through Flavor Flav karaoke, Bi ... More >>
We had a little trouble getting the Voice online this week, and we hope you didn't miss any of the great stuff in the issue. Like our former music editor Chuck Eddy's consideration of some contemporary male country singers and their new style of shit-kicking. Or J. Hoberman's review of Observe an ... More >>
The voice of a generation talks like a regular guy in About a Son
Jonathan Davis deposits a psychodramatic coil of Matricized industrial in your earhole
Kurt Cobain's Final Denial
'86'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur
Lightness of being: Van Sant's existential Kurt Cobain movie is an opaque masterpiece
Gus Van Sant resurrects the ever enigmatic Kurt Cobain with a lyrical blast from the avant-garde
Blake placid: A former 'Dawson's Creek' star tackles a mythic musician with willful incoherence
Absence of presence: Arty Last Days misses out on Cobain's populist passion
The death of a hometown antihero: Ann Powers reports from Seattle on the suicide of Kurt Cobain
About a girl: Did Courtney Love really kill Kurt? Ten years later, we may or may not care.
Dancehall sushi-haters give up on a military discharge
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