You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
After many weeks of planning and announcements and waiting, the daylong music festival we here at The Village Voice host, 4Knots, is happening tomorrow at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport! A guide to the day follows.
This weekend is the 4Knots Music Festival, and the Voice is taken over by people performing during the all-day event. Michaelangelo Matos talks to party auteur Jonathan Toubin, who's hosting the afterparty; Michael Tedder looks at the rise of indiepop in New York, which has been assisted by Hospital ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, now available near you (even if you don't live in New Yorkthese pieces are just a click away!): Andy Beta talks to the electronic-music artist Laurel Halo, whose new album Quarantine, she says, "has a lot to do with the idea of possession, isolation, and being in ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Andy Beta catches up with the Brooklyn noise masters Black Dice, and talks about how they went as pop as they can on their new album Mr. Impossible; and Michael Tedder catches up with the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and uncovers his gearhead side, about wh ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full, updated bracket is here.) Here ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I take in the spectacle of the Cosmic Opera, the Axwel-masterminded EDM event that took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom last week; and Michael Tedder talks to Mike Doughty about The Book Of Drugs, the musician's "stream-of-consciousness story about regret and ... More >>
Antony's heartwrenching take on "Crazy In Love" last night capped off a week where cover songs were seemingly dropping into my lap on a daily basis. Why not take time out of your schedule to enjoy them now?
To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. Here, Michael Tedder breaks down his entire ballot, and along the way he talks about about the operatic heights of Fucked Up, the shredding ability of Annie Clark and R ... More >>
Liz Clayton/slowshutter.orgYo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.In this week's Village Voice, out now: I look back at MTV's latest dip into the seemingly bottomless pool of nostalgia, Michael Tedder coaxes out the story of Brooklyn balladeers Widowspeak, and Jesse Jarnow previews Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah s ... More >>
Ben LozovskyA member of SHINee soars above the MSG crowd on Sunday night. In this week's Village Voice: A few notes on the 10th birthday of the iPod; Andy Beta talks to Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never about his label Software and his rapidly amassing list of other tasks; and Michael T ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: Michael Tedder speaks to rock evangelist Matt Pinfield (left) as 120 Minutes returns to MTV; Dan Weiss looks back on the recently revitalized Archers of Loaf; and Ray Cummings talks to the high-concept act Cave Bears.
This week in the Voice: It's the preview issue for our 4Knots Music Festival, set to take place July 16 at South Street Seaport! Maura Johnston previews the lineup, which includes the Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and Davila 666. She also muses on ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now now now: We preview this weekend's 4Knots Music Festival with my argument why the New York metropolitan area doesn't need its own Coachella, Michaelangelo Matos's profile of Eleanor Friedberger, and Michael Tedder's chat with the Black Angels' Alex Maas; ... More >>
This week in the print copy of the Village Voice, which can be found at a red newsbox near you: Peter Gerstenzang talks to the performers at Thursday night's celebration of Joey Ramone's birthday; Michael Tedder talks to Our Band Could Be Your Life author Michael Azerrad, whose history of the ... More >>
CMJ is next week, in the likely event that snuck up on you, so as you map out your schedule (factoring in Friday's Marnie Stern-starring Voice day party, of course), note also the finest panel of the week, going down Wednesday at 2 p.m. It is called "Curmudgeons of Rock." I am involved. I did ... More >>
Via "her secret files," via ImposeBudding New Jersey rock goddess
One of the distinguishing characteristics of Screaming Females' front-belter Marissa Pasternoster is her array of boxy, vividly colored housecoats. She wears them onstage habitually, if not religiously. Even when it was 94-degrees at ... More >>