As a middle child, I tend to be particularly sensitive to the overlooked, the ignored, and the forgotten. With this in mind, I will cook with fennel when I'd prefer zucchini, shop at Marshall's when T.J. Maxx is around the corner, and most recently, jump at the opportunity to try out a new vermouth. ... More >>
We know Sunday is a day for lounging around in your borough of choice and taking things easy, but this week, you should probably consider exiting city limits and heading over to Huntington to catch Weezer at the Paramount. After the band's 21-year career, it's easy to take the L.A. quartet for grant ... More >>
Shred sculpting radicals of the highest order, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook are two of Brooklyn's finest six-stringers. Both have reigned as the Voice's Best NY guitarists and the intrepid pair can often be found extracting glorious sounds from their respective instruments at DIY jazz and exp ... More >>
A total fucking godhead of bass guitar shred, Black Flag's Chuck Dukowski annihilated the four-string on massively iconic records like Damaged while penning a chunk of BF's most iconic tunes ("My War," "I Love You"). Dukowski, along with guitarist Greg Ginn, Joe Carducci and his BF mates at the helm ... More >>
Free Energy find themselves in a strange new world. A fuzzy, poppy, rock 'n' roll band inspired by '70s acts like Big Star, Thin Lizzy, and The Cars, they grew up on rock. "Paul and I are both from the same small town," says Evan Wells, who started the band with his brother Scott and their friend P ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
Rebecca MarxA big, fat ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus. Come the end of May or thereabouts, we more or less live on a diet of frozen dairy and other icy foodstuffs. It's part Darwinian survival strategy and part hedonistic appreciation for anything that can be eaten from a cone -- preferabl ... More >>
Can Eminem help this quartet bridge the underground/mainstream divide?
Hey sheeples: Barack Obama thinks he's better than you. Obama gets a lot of this from conservatives, and has since before he was elected. He's been called "arrogant" by thousands of them, including Karl Rove and Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. But this week he got a heavier dose of it than usual, ... More >>
Sleigh Bells Studio at Webster Hall September 20 Better than: Actual exercise. They're the overdogs now, Sleigh Bells, set to go on tour with LCD Soundsystem next week, setting guitars on fire in videos, performing with M.I.A., and tonight, having their show promoted and streamed live by none ot ... More >>
"I don't think the true Sugar Hill Records story has ever been told because there's so much skull-duggery attached to it," says Keith Le Blanc, the one-time in-house drummer for Sugar Hill Records. The pioneering New York label, which brought hip-hop to the world's ears in 1979 with the Sugar ... More >>
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
Good luck getting it. It's for those about to shop at Wal-Mart . . .
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