2011 marks the 13th summer that free shows will be presented at Pier 54 (located at the intersection of West Street and 13th Street) by the Hudson River Park's RiverRocks Series; this season's concerts will be headlined by tUnE-yArDs (July 14), Metronomy (July 28), and Deer Tick (August 11). ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, which you can pick up around the city or read online: Mike Powell grapples with w h o k i l l, the spectacularly sprawling new album from tUnE-yArDs; and Christopher R. Weingarten looks back at the life of Brendan Majewski, the late Orphan frontman who's being h ... More >>
Weezer in simpler times, or maybe not In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell hails the reissue of Weezer's Pinkerton, Theon Weber reviews Taylor Swift's sneakily great Speak Now, and Tad Hendrickson chronicles the belated emergence of the Mali-Cuba connection finally captured on AfroCubism ... More >>
Marnie Stern is not impressed. Photo by David Torch.In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell profiles the awesome Marnie Stern, Dan Weiss hails No Age's graduation to Their Own Sound, and Tom Hull strings together another edition of his Jazz Consumer Guide.
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So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. Pitchfork.tv taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers writes our cover story on the National, who make the awkward look cool and despair sound hilarious. Elsewhere, Mike Powell hangs out with creepy chillwave godfather Ariel Pink, Ben Westhoff on the massively divergent fates of Memphis rap crews Th ... More >>
Flying Lotus, yet another outstanding cultural accessory to smoking weed. Photo by Timothy SaccentiIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla writes the definitive piece on the Hold Steady's newest, Heaven Is Whenever, while Mike Powell explains the omnivorous electronic headphone music of L. ... More >>
Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>
Lizzi Bougatsos joins The Last Supper on Canal Street. Photo by David Wentworth.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Spring Arts Guide: Angela Ashman goes shopping with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, James Hannaham talks to Baise-Moi director Virginie Despentes, Ben Davis on Grúp ... More >>
Pazz & Jop needs no introduction. The main page, the albums, the singles, the ballots, and essays by Sean Fennessey, Mike Powell, Rich Juzwiak, Chuck Eddy, Zach Baron, Maura Johnston, Rob Harvilla, Mikael Wood, Clover Hope, and Das Racist.
The celebrity sudoku known as blind items is a mena ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we happily present the 37th (or, uh, 38th) annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, won handily--SPOILER, guys--by Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and, in singles, Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." The full album results are here; singles are here. Plus essa ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
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In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell joins fathers and sons and dudes screaming 'GIVE IT TO LARRY' at Steely Dan's Beacon run.
Cristina Black on how a Connecticut liberal arts school somehow gave birth to the surrealist Brooklyn pop of M ... More >>
In the TV business, you sort of expect executives to pad their expense accounts, use station employees to run personal errands, and even do personal work for profit on company time and equipment. But it's a little different when taxpayers foot the bill. Tom Robbins lays out how the city's broadcas ... 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 >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Spring Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on Metric's dreamy new Fantasies, Zach Baron on author Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Steven Soderbergh, Robert Shuster on sculptor Chakaia B ... More >>
When you think about out-of-control parents and coaches in little-league sports, you probably think of the suburbs. But right here in the city, there are sixth-graders playing 12 months a year, with sponsors like Nike, signing bonuses -- and out-of-control parents and coaches. This is Elite Youth ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Mike Powell on the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Animal Collective.
Michael D. Ayers sits down with Antony Hegarty.
Carol Cooper reports back from GlobalFest 2008.
In Books, Zach Baron reviews Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth.
In Film, ... More >>