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MTV Video Music Awards

  • Voice Choices

    April 9, 2014

    ROCK GODS

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes to Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 4/4/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Music Industry New Year's Resolutions

    Just because the music business has been reduced to a dying ember of quarter-cent streaming services, earnest cultural analysis of the VMAs, and rappers with horn players, doesn't mean we can't make sweeping, declarative reformations to help make our proud old-media industry just a little bit better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Redeems Herself on SNL

    To say that Miley Cyrus has over-saturated all channels of popular culture since her notorious VMA performance on August 25 would be, well, kind. Her maniacal, tongue-sprouting grin or gyrating, vinyl-clad body--or both!--have been ubiquitous since. Dialogue detailing cultural appropriation and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Big Freedia Will Attempt to Set a Guinness Record for Twerking in Herald Square Today

    If you happen to be walking past Herald Square around noon today, and you see hundreds of people doubled over, butts jutting: Stay calm. It's just Big Freedia and her army of twerkers. As a promotion for her upcoming reality show on Fuse TV, the New Orleans Bounce musician Big Freedia is holding a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/13/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013

    ALL APOLOGIES

    Deer Tick does Nirvana

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Nitty Scott MC Talks Psychedelic Pizza and Meditating Weed Rappers

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Nitty Scott MC is currently building on the buzz of her RapFix Live cipher performance during the VMAs by readying up her new project for a fall release. Tit ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 4, 2013

    LIGHTERS UP

    Fall Out Boy comes 
to Barclays

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2013

    Twerk-Offs: Rightbloggers Ride Out the Summer With Miley Cyrus

    It's hard and tedious, the day-to-day rightblogger work of promoting impeachment, stirring racial enmity, scrambling for a position that can encompass both a desire to bomb Syria and a desire to thwart Obama, and so on. Their traditional relief valve has been culture war -- shaking fists at some r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Parents Television Council's Dan Isett Wants to Pass Legislation to Stop All Future Mileys

    By David Rolland The fallout from Miley Cyrus' performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards has run the gamut from discomfort to laughter to accusations of racism and sexism. But only the Parents Television Council demands legislation result from her tasteless performance. According to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    A Brooklyn Bodega Is Selling a Strip of the VMA Red Carpet For $5,000

    Just before Miley destroyed the world by dancing lasciviously with sad bears, the stars of Sunday's VMAs trotted their fit and happy haunches down the red carpet in front of a thirsty press corps eager to ask them who they were wearing and snap pics of them posing. Nothing too special, we suppose, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Katy Perry in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a Drone in Williamsburg, and Other Key Differences Between Regular VMAs and Brooklyn VMAs

    It's over. The vision of the charming, artisan awards show MTV execs imagined when they decided to hold this year's Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn is gone, replaced by images of Miley Cyrus grinding up on a foam finger, and the sad, sad sound of N Sync's faltering voi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The 10 Most WTF Moments In VMA History

    This Sunday, the MTV Video Music Awards come to Brooklyn and are sure to make us LOL, say "OMG," and definitely go WTF!?!?! To celebrate, we've compiled a list of the 10 most WTF moments in VMA history. See also: Your Guide to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    In Defense of the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards

    This Sunday is the 30th MTV Video Music Awards. The show's come a long way from the days of Bette Midler and basic-cable bedlam--it's one of the most influential award shows on television. Youth driven channel that it is, MTV itself seldom looks back at yesterday in favor of focusing on the future, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Win Tickets to an Exclusive Robin Thicke Pre-VMA Show This Friday!

    Even if you're not lucky enough to be getting "no sleep 'til Brooklyn," you still have a chance to stay up in anticipation of seeing an amazing VMA artist perform for an even more amazing cause. Time Warner Cable and Lifebeat --an organization that has been dedicated to educating youth about HIV/AID ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/28/12

    We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    This Week In the Voice: The VMAs Fizzle; Unlocking The Truth Go To Metal School

    In this week's Village Voice, out now: Despite the aerial hijinks of P!nk (above) and lots of sex talk, I get underwhelmed by MTV's Video Music Awards; and Jonah Bromwich hangs out with the hard-rocking kids who make up Unlocking The Truth, who you might be able to catch playing Times Square sometim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Live: Madonna Brings Her Set Pieces, Sex Pieces, And Masterpieces To Yankee Stadium

    Madonna w/ Avicii Yankee Stadium Thursday, September 6 Better than: The VMAs. If ever you need a concise summary of Madonna's year, the billing for her New York dates will do nicely. There's Madonna, her name in no way styled to resemble that of a party drug. And there's Avicii, a Swedish stadium- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    100 & Single: The Increase In Hot 100 Rebounders, And The iTunes-Radio Tug Of War

    ​The first week I remember ever hearing American Top 40 with Casey Kasem on the radio, back in the summer of 1981, the No. 1 spot was a real cliffhanger. As Kasem explained, the week before, Kim Carnes's synth-pop smash "Bette Davis Eyes" had ceded the top spot after about a month, to a song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Lil Wayne Just Misses the Milli Mark, but Sells a Boatload of Tha Carter IV

    ​Yesterday there were rumblings that Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV--the hyperactive MC's newest album, which dropped shortly after he closed out last month's Video Music Awards--had indeed sold more than a million copies in its first week out, the way that its predecessor in the Carter series did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Radio Hits One: Raising The Bar For "YouTube Platinum"

    Justin Bieber and Ludacris: Congratulations. A lot of people watched your video.​On August 28, MTV will throw the 2011 installment of its Video Music Awards, honoring achievements in the art form that used to make up the majority of its programming. While it's all too tempting to note the iron ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Five "Best" Retired Categories At The Video Music Awards

    MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Would you look at all that postmodernism? For a multimillion-dollar event orchestrated with the dictatorial hand of all awards shows, there's always been a certain thrilling seat-of-the-pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Will Bon Jovi Be The Band That Heals The Wounds Of 9/11 Once And For All?

    ​Probably not, but: "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in secret negotiations with HBO to produce a historic Bon Jovi concert in Central Park the night before the 10th anniversary of 9/11." That's from The Daily's gossip page today. So, you know, this show—which will reportedly be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    The Video Music Awards' Nominations Play To The Internet (Again)

    ​Last night MTV announced the nominees for this year's installment of their annual pseudo-event extravaganza, the 2011 Video Music Awards, and once again, the nominees for Video Of The Year have three pop picks ("Rolling In The Deep," "Firework," "Grenade"), one sop to the olds in the crowd wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    The Five Best Pop Songs To Lip-Sync To

    ​Let's keep this gender-unspecific ---i.e., this isn't just about drag queens, but about anyone who loves mouthing along to a song. (And who doesn't, especially if you're unemployed?) Let's also stay within the relatively modern era. I'm not including "Don't Rain On My Parade," OK? And so, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Zach Baron's Top 10 Singles of 2010

    Rich aliens, rich alienation. Still via connect.in.com​With sincere apologies to Chuck Eddy, my two favorite records of the year also produced my two favorite singles: funny how that happens. And though ten songs increasingly feels like about forty too few, especially when Dr. Luke is working, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Was 2010 The Best Year For Music Ever? Bowling With Titus Andronicus and the Joy of the Work

    Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! Please, this holiday season, spare a thought for these mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Week in Review: Sit Down, Man

    ​​​​Behold the amazing talents of Ryan Dombal.​In the week someone introduced us to the term "rap sabbatical," we got investigative, bringing news of the newfound hip-hop ban at Savalas (which sent DJ Ayres packing), HARD Fest's harsh words for M.I.A., Lil Wayne's prefe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Stream Deadmau5's Set At Provocateur Last Night

    ​Fresh off his stint DJing the MTV Video Music Awards (netting him invaluable 10-second bursts of airtime!), electro-house misfit Deadmau5 dropped by swank West Side club Provocateur last night ("It is rumored that entry will be like getting into Fort Knox") and apparently UStreamed his entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga Wears Meat to MTV Awards; Corn Syrup Hoping to Change Name & Image

    ​Michelle Obama addressed the NRA recently -- the National Restaurant Association, that is -- calling for increased efforts to fight childhood obesity. [Nation's Restaurant News] U.S. Foodservice Inc., a food distribution company, agreed to pay $30 million to settle civil fraud charges that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Week in Review: Welcome to the Ultimate Vacation

    Last one of these, we swear. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith​In the week we got real cozy with some our subjects, Camille Dodero spent four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back best friends with Tom Green, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (who say it's happening again next year), the worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Hypnotic Appeal

    ​Even when Lady Gaga comes out with a song that doesn't initially seem up to her standard, it ends up ingratiating itself into my system and proving to be a wowser. I didn't think much of "Paparazzi" when I first heard it, but ever since the woman performed it on the VMAs, it drilled into my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Drag Queens Need To Update Their Acts

    ​I love drag queens more than life itself, and I appreciate the timeless appeal of their Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Eartha Kitt impressions. It's important to keep those amazing legends alive! But if these impersonators don't mix it up and start updating their acts a little, they're goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Local Man Disrupts MTV Awards Show 10 Years Ago

    All in all, you've got to admire the restraint shown by Gothamist editor John Del Signore, who waited 10 years and--more impressively, though one supposes this wasn't exactly ever going to accord with Gothamist's VMA coverage plan-- nearly two months after the whole Kanye/Taylor Swift melodrama to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2009

    SHE COMES OUT SWINGIN’

    Pop insurgent Pink brings the circus to town

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    In Praise Of The Whitney Houston Oprah-Interview Soundboard

    Rich Juzwiak's FourFour blog is required reading for any number of reasons: his absolute command of subjects ranging from horror movies, The-Dream, or America's Next Top Model chief among them. But mostly it's the animated GIFs. Nobody on earth is doing better work in this regard. We have already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    One Last Live Shot at Phoenix, Whose Central Park Shows Are Both Sold Out

    ​Both of Phoenix's shows in Central Park later this month are sold out, which would be tough luck for those who haven't seen the band this year--the Phoenix live experience these days being titanic and note-perfect but also kind of moving, all at once--except that Pepsi and VMAs and the AIDS c ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2008
  • NYC Life

    August 29, 2006

    Fergie Is a Man

    And other shocking revelations from this year's Video Music Awards

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • News

    August 24, 2004

    VMT&A's

    Who and what went down at the MTV Video Awards

  • NYC Life

    September 10, 2002
  • NYC Life

    September 3, 2002
  • News

    September 14, 1999

    MTV: Behind the Music

    VJs, Video Awards, and Li'l Kim's Boob

  • Columns

    November 10, 1998

    NY Mirror

    ''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''

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