For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany's turns out to be earnest, talky, and rather lifeless despite its good intentions. Telling the story of a chirpy socialite/hooker in 1943 New York and her interaction with a writer who isn't exactly straight, thi ... More >>
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Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>
Blazing hard rock might signal a sea change
A few weeks ago I was perusing the Billboard Rock Songs chart, which at present shows a genre in crisisits ranks are split between the staggering dinosaurs of the nu-metal era, a few poppier rock outfits like Gotye and fun., and a bunch of bands that sound like slight variations on the old-ti ... More >>
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.
by Chris Gray "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>
Every year, when I get involved in Grammy debates with my cooler friends, I tell them the problem with the awards isn't that they reward mass-appeal schlock. If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is doing its job right, it should be rewarding popular, undeniable, and somewhat unhip ... More >>
A good while back, I was envisioning a Grammy-night dogfight between what, at that point, were my two favorite albums of 2011: Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. (Both ended up on my Pazz & Jop ballot.)I mentioned this to Maura and she said, "No. Adele." Up went my v ... More >>
VH1 spent last week counting down what the channel, and its panel of celebrities and "experts," consider The 100 Greatest Songs of The '00s. They certainly haven't been the first to assemble such a listRolling Stone and Pitchfork and every blog under the sun had their say about two years ago, ... More >>
A king of hip-hop, retaking the penthouse of the album chart with his latest blockbuster. A middle-of-the-road rock band, reviving a turn-of-the-'90s "alternative" sound that's now squarely mainstream. A sexagenarian legend who debuted in the '60s and who still captures Boomers' hearts and ... More >>
The phrase "the calm before the storm" appears in virtually every chart-related story this week. That's because the latest edition of the Billboard 200, which covers sales from the week ending May 22, is topped by Adele's 21. That album is No. 1 for the ninth and (presumably) final week befor ... More >>
Two benefits for Japan draw marquee names
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Local luminary explores America, high and low
Evicted or with no medical insurance, musicians playing their last chorus are saved by the Jazz Foundation
Two decades later, a leap revisited
Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-tracks shocker!
Two big shots rock the boat people
Eno's Music for Airports at a 26-hour fete; Bright Eyes triumphantly caps a seven-night run
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
Spring load with punk psychopaths and cheerleader cherrybombs
Public enemies tricoastal, and that doesn't even count the Balkan guys
It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
Tsuris-racked Christian spends her own money on Tex-Mex Disney breakup set
Two guys named Dave walk into a record company and ask for their own distribution deals
Thrush attempts again to show everything old is new again
Ray Charles compels 12 disciples to tell us just exactly who they are
A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester
Real record stores open, close, move, struggle, and thrive
EMI cleans house, Elektra merges, Arista folds, what's left?
Everything That Rises Must Converge