An LGBTQIA book gets a show
The lures and snare of following Rock Gods
This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I talk about Old Ideas, the new album by Leonard Cohen, and report from a listening session where the man himself appeared; and Andy Beta talks to the enigmatic Antony on the eve of his gala retrospective at Radio City Music Hall, Swanlights.
Cults w/Delicate Steve, Dirty Fences Webster Hall Thursday, January 19 Better than: Surfing the Hype Machine. Cults might be one of those bands that seemed to be birthed entirely on the Internet, but give them some credit: Even now, some 18 months after launching their debut EP on Bandcamp, there ... More >>
"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 >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. A mix of desert strum, hypnotic pulse, spirited-away synths, Lynchian weirdness, and Fleetwood Maximalism, it's not entirely certain if Brooklyn's Religious to Damn want to take you higher or drag y ... More >>
Concrete Blonde Webster Hall Thursday, June 10 No, not "Joey." Certainly, if you know just one Concrete Blonde song, that's it -- a fiery, elegant grunge quasi-ballad that probably wound up on a quite a few I Love the '90s-type compilations, and anchored their 1990 benchmark Bloodletting, a fount ... More >>
A new play recalls the Hotel Chelsea's history
The Dutchess and the Duke, a Seattle duo whose sound people like comparing to the very early Rolling Stones, had barely played live when Sub Pop's boutique label Hardly Art offered them a record deal. In the 18 months since their debut She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke, Kimberly Morrison and Jesse ... More >>
Rilke takes some heat; New Yorker film critic thinks, 'Jeez, kids, enough already!'
Three folk acts in denial
The appealingly jaundiced cynicism of a pop band with a soul and a brain
Minimal techno expert also makes a convincing song-and-dance man
The fashion industry is obsessed with greenthe color of military uniforms, army fatigues, and the scads of money it will cost you to buy next fall's designs
A party band fluent whether the language is Count Basie, Don Cherry, or 'Darling Nikki'
New Weird American beards and buskers revive their freaky forefathers and an iconic earth mother
Upstart local Jewish musicians weave a coat of many colors
Nowhere men from Sweden and Italy daydream of a utopia where nothing new makes sense
Chameleonic chanteuse re-examines abandoned heritage
Choreography by a Committee, a Pair, and a Genuine Original
An Older, Wiser Margie Gillis Glows Anew
Photography Collections to Make the Season Bright