In this week's Voice, Larry Blumenfeld reports from last month's Blue Note Jazz Festival and Vision Jazz Fest, taking in performances by Buika (above), Jason Moran and Herlin Riley, Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Grimes, and others. Congratulations to Larry, also, on being named the winner of the Helen ... More >>
In the grandstand, away from the heat of the Fair Groundsthe horse-racing track that becomes a music stadium for each New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalstood an exhibit of black-and-white photos that suggested much of the music going on outside. "Faces of Tremé," drawn from 30 years ... More >>
Dr. John: Funky But It's Nu Awlins
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Thursday, April 12
Better than: Getting your tax return in on time.
By the third week of "Insides Out," Dr. John's residency at the Brooklyn Academy might have been dubbed "Occupy Howard Gilman Auditorium." The vibe at this high-cultur ... More >>
This week in the Voice, on newsstands now: I lay down the law with some music-related resolutions for 2012; Larry Blumenfeld talks to Jonathan Batiste about his traveling concerts on the subway (not just the platforms, the cars themselves); and Michaelangelo Matos profiles the techno-plus party The ... More >>
John RicardCurren$y.In this week's Village Voice, on a street corner near you: J. Pablo looks at the prolific output of the rapper Curren$y; Larry Blumenfeld talks to jazz musicians and festival producers about the labor tensions underscoring this June's jazz festival slate; and David Raposa ... More >>
D.L. AndersonJustin Vernon. In this week's Village Voice, available near you if you are currently located in the New York metropolitan area: Larry Blumenfeld looks at the tensions between music-makers and lawmakers in New Orleans; Jess Harvell gives the once-over to the sumptuous self-titled ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Larry Blumenfeld chronicles Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill's trip to Havana to, in his words, "complete a musical, spiritual, and cultural journey for my father." His father, Chico O'Farrill, was revered in the Jazz world, a "stone genius, on the level of Duke ... More >>
Pop culture -- especially music -- has always had its own respectively fringe and seemingly misunderstood populations. From Phish Phans, to Justin Bieber's bloodthirsty teenage following, and beyond, there always seems to be a group of people deeply saturated in a culture of fanatic obsession ... More >>
Jay-Z and Eminem kick-start Detroit's recovery. Photo by Kevin Mazur.In this week's Village Voice, Camille Dodero reports live from Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos, Michael D. Ayers compiles an oral history of Pavement's New York City, Tom Breihan heads to Detroit to see the fi ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, our cover story is on the Nitrous Mafia, the gas-fueled drug gang that is terrorizing music festivals up and down both coasts. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla talks with OutKast's Big Boi on the long-delayed occasion of the release of Sir Lucious Left Foot, Jessica Hoppe ... More >>
Little Brother: happy or not, it's an ending. Photo by Studio KompleksIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla falls hard for Sam Amidon, the gentle, affable, R. Kelly-covering young folkie, while Camille Dodero applies a lifetime of Courtney Love-related knowledge to Hole's new Nobody's Da ... More >>
New Orleans reborn. Illustration by Goni Montes.In this week's Village Voice, Larry Blumenfeld writes our cover story on David Simon's Treme and how the show can get New Orleans right, Rob Harvilla reviews Erykah Badu's newest, Rich Juzwiak takes on Usher, and Vijith Assar profiles the ex-NY ... More >>
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In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the cheerfully combative Midwest noise-pop of Wussy.
Ira Kantor follows the thread from deceased cult-folkie Laura Nyro all the way to her gritty rapper son, Gil-T.
Larry B ... More >>
It's true that the various regional luminaries -- Soulja Slim, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jelly Roll Morton, Wynton Marsalis, Juvenile -- who appear on The Slow Death of Mr. Go Go Go: A N'Awlins Mixtape (brought to you by the Earl of Edgecombe) do not exactly mesh seamlessly together on the brief, ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Summer Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on the constantly curious and enduringly romantic Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, Jed Lipinski on author Lawrence Osborne's delightfully vulgar Bangkok Days, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Surveillance director Jennif ... More >>
In his previous mayoral campaigns, Mike Bloomberg has cut deals with Randi Weingarten's teachers' union that have eased his way to victory. But they also also stiffed charter schools and thwarted any hope of a real turnaround in our school system. Wayne Barrett tells us why this could be -- and sho ... More >>
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia.
When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: Autumn, fest-opener Amreeka, Alexis Dos Santos's Unmade Beds, Cold Souls, and Mid-August Lunch.
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Phillip Mlynar asks DOOM, rap's biggest enigma, if he's heard any good jokes lately.
Larry Blumenfeld crosses borders, hearts with th ... More >>