Over the past five years, Mexican Summer has introduced (or helped to introduce) bands like Best Coast, Washed Out and Kurt Vile. This weekend, to celebrate their five-year anniversary, they're throwing a two-day concert at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, with Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Lansing-Dreiden, ... More >>
Support live music and check out one of these 10 shows this week.
Here are the 10 best shows to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
New York’s noisiest ne’er-do-wells have become its prodigal sons
Scattered cosmic dust
The singer-songwriter goes it alone on her crowd-funded new album
John RicardCurren$y.In this week's Village Voice, on a street corner near you: J. Pablo looks at the prolific output of the rapper Curren$y; Larry Blumenfeld talks to jazz musicians and festival producers about the labor tensions underscoring this June's jazz festival slate; and David Raposa ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Michael PalmieriBrooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is a perfect blend of fragility and warmth; a comforting hyphen uniting classic love ballads and post-modern drones. Her second album, Epi ... More >>
Delicate woman plays delicate folk
Last week's prediction: I hear the new Animal Collective is pretty good... Nevada City is a Denis Johnson-type Northern California mountain town whose chief economic/cultural export is hippies, more or less: Joanna Newsome, Gary Snyder, Utah Phillips, Terry Riley, and the 25-year-old Adela Diane. ... More >>