Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
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Jason CrepsA.C. is the one in the middle Ten years and five albums into their career, the New Pornographers are one of modern rock's more interesting success stories. A.C. Newman, Neko Case, and Dan Bejar of cult-prog act Destroyer dominate the group, all three expert songwriters at this point. Co ... More >>
Loss on top of loss: Ellie Greenwich, the pioneering female songwriter who wrote some of the most flat out brilliant songs of the 1960s, including "Be My Baby," "And Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep, Mountain High," and "Leader of the Pack," died this morning at the age of 68. Bro ... More >>
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