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The artists are not present at the Whitney
Considering his college education, the time he spent studying with poet Delmore Schwarz, his impressive erudition, ironically, Lou Reed may be remembered for those three little rock and roll words, sha la la. Not shotgunned out like Van Morrison, who's been known to shout them, in order to limn rele ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
Joesph Keckler’s rhapsody of a shroom trip
Yes, tonight at Housing Works longtime Voice pal Will Hermes assembles hip-hop Godfather DJ Kool Herc, Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, Laurie Anderson, Salsa legend Larry Harlow, and former Voice music editor Robert Christgau to discuss the city's music scene(s), as they unfolded from 1973 t ... More >>
Weren't the '70s the best?
Andre CostantiniCat Martino makes glowing, of-the-moment woozefolk full of ethereal drones and spacey loops, running modern indie-scruff through the 4AD dream machine. Best known as a valued touring musician for Brooklyn luminaries like Sufjan Stevens and YIMBY veteran Sharon Van Etten, Marti ... More >>
For more than a decade, cellist Okkyung Lee has been an integral figure in New York's experimental music scene. The Korean native moved to Manhattan in 2000 after studying at Boston's Berklee College of Music and quickly became a fixture at venues such as Tonic and the Stone; she played with ... More >>
It's the first week of the new year! This also means it's the first week to break your resolutions to drink less and sleep more. Enablers that we are, behold your week in nightlife, featuring the return of our favorite Lower East Side fete, a music festival, a lot of disco, and so much more.
Not every great song this year was released by Katy Perry. From a snarling avant-electro NPR lecture to a haunted-house posse cut to a ludicrously profane viral sensation, here are 10 examples. "Teenage Dream" might still be better than all of these, though. Better get this started before I c ... More >>
Later, dude. Photo by Rob HarvillaIn the week we threw up our hands and named all seven days after Pavement, we celebrated at the now-reunited and finally in New York band's first show at the Williamsburg Waterfront, pitied the plight of scalpers trying to get rid of their tickets, hung out w ... More >>
P.S.1 hosts an avant-garde dance party
We at the Village Voice fly all variations of flags -- patriotic, pirate, freak, or otherwise -- day in, day out as routine business around here. But this week, we're loud and proud of a very specific color (or colors), as that special time of year is here again: The Queer Issue has arrived. ... More >>
Another year, another Next Wave Festival: the 2010 edition, BAM announced today, will feature--among many other works--the American premiere of Delusion, "a far-reaching work exploring memory and identity" from new music doyenne Laurie Anderson, Red Hot New Orleans, a Big Easy tribute from ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn troubadour Matthew Houck, the ever-bearded frontman of Phosphorescent, has added another stellar album to his formidable roster, the slow-sailing, appropriately titled fifth full length Her ... More >>
Planning to tuck into a nice, fat turkey this Thanksgiving? What are you, sick? Turkeys are your animal companions. Repent of your carnivorism in the traditional way -- with celebrities! On November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Russell Simmons will host "Celebration FOR The Turkeys" ... More >>
At Santos, not Cake Shop, but same idea. Let's make a vast generalization here: there is a certain male prerogative that responds to CMJ's fever pitch of hype and borderline hostile audiences by becoming--for lack of a better word--Pavement. He will climb up on a stage, only to signal that he has ... More >>
The annual fest for lit lovers returns
Tonight, the MoMA hosts an intriguing screening as part of their current “Looking at Music” exhibition. Andy Warhol’s video for the Cars’ "Hello Again" (above; he plays an extremely unconvincing bartender), Tony Ousler’s Karen Carpenter fantasia for Sonic Youth’s "Tunic (Song for Karen), ... More >>
From Captain Beefheart videos to Yoko Ono puzzlers
CREDIT Lou Reed Highline Ballroom May 5 When newlywed Lou Reed took the stage for the Highline Ballroom's first birthday party in a loose leather shirt that looked less leathery than his 66-year old face, the songwriter spread his arms. It wasn't quite a triumphant acknowledgement, it wasn't quit ... More >>
Anti-war stars speak up
A Carnegie triumph for Mr. Rollins proves that the Sonnymoon is never over
The Solonova Arts Festival seeks out the next wave of solo performers
Or, I hear what you're saying, but what exactly do you mean?
Catch Guy's latest as a celeb-studded, live music spectacle, or don't catch it at all
Hand over that Pioneer Medal, please. Also, a thumbnail gallery of Wire Images from the event here. "Who would've believed this one?" Lou Reed's rhetorical question was the opening line for his speech accepting the George Arents Pioneer Medal ("for excellence in the arts") from his alma mater, Sy ... More >>
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Audiences were asked to keep their cell phones turned on
Left of the Dial
Disintegration, Sex, and Wholeness From New York and Aix-en-Provence
Playing Catch-Up in Heavy Traffic
Avant-Garde Poet Brion Gysin Resurrected
Loft In Five-Story Commercial Building