The producer who helped turn Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen into stars. The radio legend who first played Biggie and Jay-Z on the air. Two male roommates who have dressed identically every day for the last 12 years. A tiny room, on 1st street and 1st Avenue in the East Village. It sounds like the for ... More >>
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?uestlove's stock is at an all-time high. His stint as house band-leader on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was recently complimented by a profile in The New Yorker; you might even peep his face on subway billboards around the city as he clocks up his Sonos endorsement money. Tonight he'll be spinning ... More >>
On May 9, Sound of the City published an interview with Mark Ronson by freelance writer Peter Gerstenzang. During the conversation, Peter took detailed notes. The Q&A contained a statement by Ronson that Amy Winehouse was bothered by Adele's success. Like the other statements in the interview, this ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out now: Jackson Connor talks to the sweet-voiced Fort Greene rapper Kilo Kish; Peter Gerstenzang chats with Rufus Wainwright about his new album, crafted with the help of Mark Ronson; and Aidan Levy hunts down the improvisational pianist Cecil Taylor, who's being honored wit ... More >>
If you find the new Rufus Wainwright disc Out Of The Game (Decca) to be particularly fetching, not to mention full of pop and funk flourishes, some credit should be given to Mark Ronson. The DJ-turned-producer helped the estimable Wainwright untangle his occasionally convoluted tunes. He then took t ... More >>
The Drums get back to touring
Rappers loved Amy Winehouse. The British warbler might not have collaborated with rap chaps to the extent that Mary J Blige has, but when she passed away earlier this year she did so leaving behind a discernible trail of hip-hop goodies. And the songs suggest there was a genuine bond and shar ... More >>
Ashley Eada Giahn The Black Lips w/Davila 666, Xray Eyeballs Webster Hall Saturday, October 29 Better than: The overpriced coat check. Here's the thing about Black Lips shows: They're completely out of control as a rule. Playing Webster Hall on Saturday for their "Hell in the Hall" All Hall ... More >>
The ageless glam gods of Duran Duran descend to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, not long before wrapping their North American tour in support of All You Need Is Now, the band's 13th studio album. The record, which they made with Mark Ronson, might more accurately have been titled All You ... More >>
Sam Sparro w/Nomi Ruiz (DJ set) Dominion NY Monday, October 3 Better than: Jack Sparrow's last few bloated outings. If Sam Sparro's sophomore album Return To Paradise mirrored the 1998 film of the same name, then Sparro would certainly be Joaquin Phoenix's imprisoned mad geniusalbeit ... More >>
Last winter, the Black Lipsalong with with fellow dumpster docksiders Ty Segall, Jacuzzi Boys, Turbo Fruits, and Vivian Girlsset sail on the Bruise Cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas. Those of you who couldn't get together the scratch for the trip, but who might be wonderi ... More >>
Ruvan, we love you, but you're freaking us out!
Stylist.comYup, she was there. We're in the midst of Fashion Week, and we find ourselves barely breathing. The Kim Kardashian-sighting backstage at Charlotte Ronson caused major madness with everyone trying to get a bit closer to the booty, but that's not what has our head spinning. The sigh ... More >>
Our look back at all things 2010 continues this week as we highlight some of the year's most overlooked tracks. In this edition: different shades of soul.
The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>
MNDR, a/k/a Amanda Warner, a/k/a the thinking person's club-pop diva, has been a Voice obsession for awhile now; last seen stalking the stage with Q-Tip as part of Mark Ronson's improbably successful and coherent live electro-soul revue, her live shows are a tremendous audio-visual feast of t ... More >>
In the week one of this blog's authors inspired a short play about juggalo zombies and Lady Gaga, we celebrated by announcing the 2010 Village Voice/Redeye Distribution Day Party, featuring the great Marnie Stern, Hooray For Earth, and a bunch of others, including a wonderful special secret g ... More >>
Ronson, MNDR, and Q-Tip (clockwise from top right) get down. Pics by Puja, more belowMark Ronson & the Business Intl. Webster Hall Tuesday, October 12 Better Than: Mark Ronson's new hairdo. Mark Ronson & the Business Intl. played their second homecoming show last night at Webster Hall. The ... More >>
Mark Ronson won't be stopped
Last time this happened, Vice blew threw $250,000 and Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles ended up with red handprints on his neck and a sad, outraged story to tell. This time, semiconductor manufacturing unit Intel will foot the bill, and it's hard to imagine crazed South African rappers Die ... More >>
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
Vice, New York's Canadian-grown media company built on a carefully cultivated proto-punk reputation has certainly had an interesting year! A Times profile. A partnership with CNN. A party in which they made lots of noise about that time they spent a quarter of a million dollars on a party whi ... More >>
So the city is trying to shut down clubs for smoking violations, going to far as to unleash the deadly narc hipsters onto the town's various exclusive bars and clubs to enforce the law. Chief among the violators is M2 Ultralounge, currently fighting for their life in New York courtroom, and t ... More >>
Today, Yoko Ono is busy assembling the year's most disparate backing group. After yesterday's "dress rehearsal," her reincarnated Plastic Ono Band will be performing at BAM, with guests ranging from Eric Clapton to Sean Lennon to ... the Scissor Sisters? Also included in the lineup are Mark R ... More >>
If there's one thing that people of all faiths can agree on, it's that the best thing about the "Holiday Season" is all the parties. There's nothing quite like sipping on some good ol' rum punch with your co-workers or donning your cheesiest Xmas swag for your apartment-building potlucks. On ... More >>
The British press adore Adele. But will you?
Sometimes, it's one bad party after another
More controversial than it is enjoyable, but it's enough of both
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