Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Antony's heartwrenching take on "Crazy In Love" last night capped off a week where cover songs were seemingly dropping into my lap on a daily basis. Why not take time out of your schedule to enjoy them now?
We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
Leonard Cohen's ode to sex and music theory "Hallelujah" reached a certain saturation point this year--there was a moment when it seemed like there would be one overwrought cover of the track appearing on TV per mon ... More >>
--Tickets for Leonard Cohen's October 23rd gig at Madison Square Garden are now available via Fan Club Pre-Sale: the password is CENTRALPARK. Regular seats for the Garden show go on sale August 10th at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for all the general public schmucks. The 74-year-old legend re ... More >>
--TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone has released a song from his solo project, Rain Machine. The track "Give Blood," has Malone going as nuts as he would on any TVOTR track. The self-titled, 11-track disc comes out September 22nd on Anti. Check out the Malone-designed pornographic
cover art here.--Follow ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla takes a trip to the r&b salt mines with Ciara and Chrisette Michelle.
Edd Hurt on Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, during most of which Dylan apparently carries a gun.
Justin Farrar laments the end of USA Is a Monster.
Brad Cohan anticipa ... More >>
Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version.
We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>
David AtlasLeonard Cohen: hymnal, transcendant
Clubs editor Stacey Anderson sojourned in Indio, California this past weekend for Coachella. She already covered the frantic play-by-play over at our Twitter, so we asked her to wrap-up the festival with a by-the-numbers guide to her three days in the ... More >>
After the New Yorker, a real press photo, maybe.
The poet Michael Robbins lives in Chicago, quotes both Lil Wayne and Paul Muldoon fluently, and studs his criticism with punchlines like "This sort of thing is why punk rock had to be invented." His January 12 debut in the New Yorker, "Alien Vs. Pre ... More >>