This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher's listing of the 100 most powerless New Yorkers. Among them: weed-delivery guys and the transgendered sex workers of Hunts Point.
Maura Johnston notes the many aesthetic links between David Lee Roth and Kanye West.
Request "Ass on the Floor." Photo by Travis Shinn.In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg chats with Diddy on the eve of the release of his long-awaited Last Train to Paris, Mikael Wood rounds up the current crop of 2010 quiet storm r&b (R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Jamine Sullivan, Faith Evans, ... More >>
BOW-BOW-BOW-BOW. Photo by Donna PermellIn this week's Village Voice, the great Sean Fennessey explains why Waka Flocka Flame is yelling at you, Grayson Currin profiles local ethereal folk lady Sharon Van Etten, Phillip Mlynar on Group Home's tribute to their former mentor, Gang Starr's Guru, ... More >>
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
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In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla interview Laurie Anderson, Francis Davis visits the Murray Hill apartment of jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann, Richard Gehr basks in the sheer urgency of the polarizing 'Syr ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs, now proudly R-rated. Photo by Chrissy Piper.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla conducts an occasionally embarrassing chat with one-woman feral folk sensation tUnE-yArDs (contains sex talk!), Brandon Soderberg catches up with Howard Stern's favorite headbanger, Richard Chri ... More >>
Spoon, doing less with less. Photo by Autumn De WildeIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on Spoon's defiantly skeletal Transference, Phil Freeman goes bull riding at MSG's arena rock rodeo, and Brad Cohan meets the new kid in town (and old head extremist drummer) Weasel Walter.
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The cast of Survivor: Upper West Side. Photo by Soren Solkaer StarbirdIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla wrestles with Vampire Weekend's vastly ambitious, vastly improved Contra, Ben Westhoff hangs out in MOMA's outdoor sculpture garden with MC Paul Barman, Ryan Dombal chronicles the ... More >>