Down in the nation's capital, a vibrant and thriving experimental music scene is currently emerging thanks in large part to the Maryland-based, genre-encompassing label Cuneiform Records. That label recently released the beautiful second album by Janel and Anthony, who have helped spark their hometo ... More >>
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun.
Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
This week in the Voice I spoke to the surviving members of the New York proto-punk outfit Jack Rubyas well as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks/8-Eyed Spy no wave icon Lydia Lunchand we sifted through the drug and alcohol haze of 1970s and '80s New York City to find a few killer memories.
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The bleary, blurry, bleaky MV Carbon has been a staple of the New York avant-garde since relocating here from Chicago in the mid-'00s. After lurching up from the No Fun circuit as one half of Metalux, she's been renown for her nauseous reel-to-reel tape manipulations and cello sawingwhich you ... More >>
Don Fleming and the Folding Men
Sunday, September 11
Better Than: Watching Terrorist Motherfuckers Destroy The World Trade Center
As Don Fleming told the Voice recently, the Velvet Monkeys/Gumball/B.A.L.L./Half Japanese dude and superproducer moved to NYC in 1986 ... More >>
A few weeks ago, James Murphy, reluctant voice to a generation of record-obsessed
man-children, announced that LCD Soundsystem was going to call it quits, culminating in a fascinating pushing-and-shoving match for farewell concert tickets. Seriously, it was like Black Friday for doughy people ... More >>
Wow, big news for people who like avant New York noise-punk--Michael Gira's Swans are reuniting and recording a new record, which will be the band's first in a dozen years. No Jarboe, but longtime guitarist Norman Westberg is on board--which maybe means we're getting the mid-'80s total brutality S ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Now that Brooklyn loft-rock is leaning towards toward beach-y, garage-y, tape-damaged nostalgiasmush, we should thank the stars that Talk Normal have arrived to keep it ugly. The best thing to lurch out ... More >>
In 2008, the pioneering Jersey City-based freeform radio outfit WFMU celebrated its 50th anniversary. One year later, the party evidently continues: WFMU will host a music festival over the first three days of October at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and they're bringing out the heavy hitt ... More >>
Tina ChouIn this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla reports back live from the somewhat Michael Jackson-themed Amateur Night at the Apollo: "It is extraordinarily difficult to impersonate, mimic, or pay entirely reverent homage to Michael Jackson without coming across like you're makin ... More >>
Those Newburgh 4, arrested last month and charged with trying to blow up synagogues in a terror plot, were drawn into their alleged conspiracy by an informant known as Malik, working with the FBI to get out from under his own criminal record. Witnesses say that in addition to subjecting the men to c ... More >>