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  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Rap's Modern Masterpiece: Earl Sweatshirt's "Stapleton"

    Tomorrow, Saturday February 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the once-elusive Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt takes the stage for his second of two New York shows. It's hard to believe it's already been four years since Odd Future first organically blew up via word (among other things) of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Tracking Odd Future's New York City Ascension

    Monday Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future plays Bowery Ballroom. While O.F. are unapologetically a product in both image and sound of their L.A. roots, it's notable how many important moments for the crew have happened right here in New York City. While we're about to enter year four of the group's ever- ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 25, 2013
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    August 23, 2013

    Top 5 Most Expensive Band T-Shits on Etsy

    By Jena Ardell First, consider yourself lucky If you own one of the following t-shirts; then consider listing it on Etsy. These sellers are expecting mad cash for their rare band tees. Would you pay what they're asking to own one a piece of tour history? See also: These Odd Future Shirts Should No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Q&A: Mike G Of OFWGKTA Is In Your Town

    Though Frank Ocean and Tyler The Creator have garnered most of the Odd Future attention and praise from music critics, Mike G, in all his laid back glory, has managed to become a fan favorite. No small feat when you factor in the sheer size of the collective and their tendency to be unruly, often dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 7/19/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    WIN TICKETS to Peter Rosenberg's Birthday Bash feat. Odd Future, Meek Mill & Schoolboy Q

    Way waaaaaay back in the day, when Odd Future were on the come up and only had 15K views on their respective YouTube videos Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg was playing them on his Sunday night show. Over the years they've developed a relationship. He was there on the ground floor before their career explo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 17, 2013
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    July 8, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/8/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Voice Choices

    June 26, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    Amanda Bynes Should Be a Rapper

    What is an average day in the 2013 life of Ms. Amanda Laura Bynes? Here's a likely scenario: She wakes up around 11. She goes to the gym. She might take a meeting about her fashion line(s). She (probably) goes to the gym again. She leaves her lawyer a seventeenth voicemail, detailing five more peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Video Premiere: Phony Ppl's Elbee Thrie - "Nice To Meet Me"

    Elbee Thrie--the 20-year-old songwriter/producer/leader/everything-er behind the sprawling Bed-Stuy hip-hop collective Phony Ppl--just dropped the video for "Nice To Meet Me," and we've got the premiere after the jump. See also: Exclusive Premiere: Stream and Download SZA's New EP S

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella, as GIFs

    We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    These Odd Future Shirts Should Not Be Banned From Schools!

    Earlier this week, a high school in Connecticut made the decision to ban Odd Future t-shirts. This is the biggest attack on civil liberties since everybody on Facebook was peer-pressured to change their profile pictures to an ugly = sign to avoid looking like a LGBT-hating asshole. Odd Future t-shir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    How Jazz Trio BadBadNotGood and Odd Future Became Unlikely Pals

    The hip-hop-inspired jazz trio BadBadNotGood are in a car driving to a show in Vermont while bumping the new My Bloody Valentine album. Comprised of keys player Matthew Tavares, bass man Chester Hansen and drummer Alexander Sowinski (who likes to sport a pig mask while playing out), the Toronto-base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers: Will My Band Always Be Broke?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013

    Pazz & Jop: Riff Raff Is Keeping It Surreal

    He's believable as a hip-hop star because nothing he says is true

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    My Inability To Schmooze Is Killing My Music Career!

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Venues Can't Serve Alcohol To Women With No Underwear on and Other Things You Learn Talking To R.A. the Rugged Man

    Tonight, one of underground rap's most notorious legends, R.A. the Rugged Man, throws his own birthday bash at Drom. Joining him for tonight's shindig are critically acclaimed West Coast MC Blu and politically charged syllable killer Diabolic. We spoke to R.A. about completing another Rugged year, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    The Relatives Want to Save Your Psychedelic Soul

    A swirl of gritty, psychedelic guitars and screaming fans with their hands raised to the heavens isn't what you typically think of when you hear gospel. But Dallas-bred group the Relatives have no concern about your or anyone else's preconceived notions of the Lord's music. They weren't concerned in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Rap Songs That Sample Shuggie Otis

    Cult funkateer Shuggie Otis plays the Highline tonight. Despite his talent as a multi-instrumentalist and savvy singer-songwriter, Otis's career never quite went mainstream back in the '70s, but his legacy has been well served thanks to a judiciously reissued back catalogue and a series of rap types ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Electronic Producers to Watch For in 2013

    This promises to be a fantastic year for electronic music, as the calendar is peppered with releases from some of the most exciting names around. Here are some acts to make sure you keep an eye on throughout the year. A quick note: You can classify much of the music that follows as dubstep, a genre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Six Ridonkulous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

    The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage. A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers Britt Daniel of Spoon: How Do I Get A Big Name Producer For My No Name Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

    There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 1/4/13

    Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Rolling Stone's Top 50 Rap Songs of All Time: Six Alternative Number One Picks

    Rolling Stone recently published a run-down of the top 50 hip-hop songs of all time. After consulting with a panel of 33 journalists, industry figures and artists (including professional rap encyclopedia ?uestlove and the remaining members of the Beastie Boys), the numbers were crunched and Grandmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The Ten Best New York City Rap Albums of 2012

    There's been a repetition about year-end New York rap round-ups for a while now. They usually involve noting how the city isn't the commercial powerhouse of hip-hop it once was (shocker!), and then speculating on whether a few artists might be somehow bringing it back (from precisely which era is ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, and Others Play a Sandy Benefit Tuesday Night

    A week after the 12-12-12 Concert raised tens of millions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief while causing aging white baby-boomers across the country to spontaneously come in their pants, now comes a Sandy relief benefit for a different musical demographic. Tuesday night, politically-oriented h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    I Signed to a Tiny Label Before My Album Blew Up--Should I Stay?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Dear Fan Landers: Desperately Seeking a Booking Agent and Un-flakey Bandmates

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 14, 2012

    CLIQUE, CLIQUE, CLIQUE

    Trash Talk and Mellowhype rep Odd Future

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Frank Ocean, the Weeknd, Miguel: Who Will Be the Token Black Guy on Year-End Best of Lists?

    There's an intense race going on right now. A race not a lot of you may know about. A race that even the people involved may not know they're a part of. But it's a race, and it's happening: the race to see which r & b singer will end up on most critics' top-ten lists at the end of the year. It's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Fan Landers: My Excellent Band Knows Jack About Marketing. Help!

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Live: Corrosion of Conformity's Show Stolen By Royal Thunder

    Better Than: Witch Mountain. One of the greatest delights of concert-going is being blown away by a band who's not the headliner. This is exactly what happened to us at Saint Vitus on Friday when Royal Thunder, from Atlanta, played second in a lineup of four bands and made all who performed afterwa ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Live: The Internet Shows Off Its "Weird-Ass Music" At Bowery Ballroom

    The Interet w/Kilo Kish, Phony Ppl Bowery Ballroom Sunday, August 5 Better than: Staying home to wait for Drake's posthumous Aaliyah collaboration. The MTA and its agenda of mediocrity made me late for last night's Kilo Kish/The Internet show at Bowery Ballroom, but as I walked into the main space ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 25, 2012

    SWEET LIFE

    Frank Ocean sets Terminal 5 
to Channel Orange

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012

    ON THE ROAD

    Busdriver pulls into Santos Party House

  • Music

    May 9, 2012

    Kilo Kish, Smooth Operator

    The rapper's laid-back flow makes waves in the hip-hop world

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Q&A: Joey Bada$$ On Singing Biggie At Two, Tumblr Stalkers, And Finishing High School

    Joey Bada$$ is perched over a Pac-Man tabletop arcade machine at a neighborhood bar in Flatbush. With a glass of Sprite resting on the video game's screen, he confesses that he's never played Pac-Man before, gives a laugh, and says, "I probably suck at this." Bada$$'s lack of experience at early-'8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Underwhelmed And Overstimulated, Part IV: The Joys Of Nicola Roberts And The Problem With Odd Future

    Nicola Roberts, having herself a lucky day with the Village Voice.​Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here. Hey all. Again, thanks to Maura for putting this ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011
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    November 1, 2011

    Introducing The Trollgaze Index With An Analysis Of The Internet's "Cocaine" Video

    Don't get spun out—eat spun sugar instead! ​2011 has been the year of "trollgaze," a media-agnostic genre name for those pieces of pop culture as designed for maximum Internet attention as they are pieces of art that can stand (or at least wobble) on their own. The ways to get inducted i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011

    FRANK, THE CREATOR

    Frank Ocean numbs the pain at Bowery Ballroom

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Frank Ocean Will Be At The Bowery Ballroom Next Month

    ​The Odd Future associate/Jay and Kanye co-signed R&B singer is bringing his emo and blues to the Bowery Ballroom on November 6. Tickets are on sale now although they might not be for much longer now that word's out, so, if this is your thing, get clicking. UPDATE (5:42 p.m.): All gone! But do ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011

    GANGSTA CHIC

    Main Attrakionz play—wait for it!— New Museum

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Which Musical Genre Was South Park Spoofing With "Tween Wave"?

    ​Last night's South Park was in large part about the fad/scourge of Tween Wave, a new genre that horrified parents and mobilized kids all across the country. Dubbed as such because it would be the Next Big Thing from 2009 through 2012, it made the phrase "this sounds like shit" quite literal; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Beyond Kreayshawn: The Women In Hip-Hop Who The Internet Should Freak Out About Next

    Last week, the birth of rap's newest star-to-be happened suddenly. Kreayshawn, a California rapper with Amy Winehouse's tattooes and piercings, Queen Latifah's earrings, and a modified version of Michelle Williams' pixie bob, dropped her video for "Gucci Gucci," and every person who was tweeting abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Common Goes To The White House: In Which Okayplayer Hater Sarah Palin Gets A-Moralizing

    ​In case you haven't been paying attention to Sarah Palin's antics lately (in which case: good for you), she recently got mad on the Facebook and the Twitters about noted rapper Common Sense performing at a White House poetry event. Like everything Palin says, this is gross and wrong. She appa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Rock-Critic Pop Quiz: How Many Members Of Odd Future Do You Know?

    ​ Our panel of music experts has proven themselves less-than-expert on any number of legendary subjects--Metallica, The Clash, Boyz II Men, pretty much anything that doesn't have a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo in it. So we thought we'd test their knowledge about current events. You can't cli ... More >>

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