An enfeebling hollowness characterizes HEALTH's dark electronic pop. On 2007's HEALTH and 2009's Get Color, the Los Angeles-based quartet seemed to specialize in what might be described as "Grim Reaper ambient": vocals and tinny synthesizers bled through filters until impossibly brittle, riding a fo ... More >>
For a while, Alec Baldwin was doing his damnedest to sow the seeds of a possible mayoral run in New York City. Or at least to drum up enough buzz so it appeared that he was kind of serious about it, which it turns out (to few people's surprise) he's not; Baldwin said on WNYC today that he "do ... More >>
Well, I guess we're not getting a disco week this year, huh? What bullshit.
Instead, this week was dedicated to songs from movies, a pretty incoherent theme when you consider the idea that songs from movies almost never have anything to do with those movies. There was a weird moment during t ... More >>
We're not accustomed to think of rightbloggers as intellectuals. For one thing -- as we have ample opportunity to observe here every week -- they sure don't act like intellectuals; in fact, they seem allergic to logical argument, and sometimes even committed to a backwards Bizarro World version of i ... More >>
Tom Mylan Yesterday, The Meat Hook opened, and we ran an interview with butcher Tom Mylan about the meats he's selling there, the tribulations of being called a "rock star butcher," and why butchering isn't as cool as you think it is.
Read on to check out the second half of the interview, i ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we remember Michael Jackson: Greg Tate on the man and his legacy, rapper Jean Grae on what Jackson meant to musicians everywhere, and Jessica Hopper, reporting live from Gary, Indiana the night Jackson died.
Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla describes the daffy sci-fi audacity ... More >>