Don't bother requesting anything, he's already gonna play itBig Boi Brooklyn Bowl Monday, September 6 Better than: The vast majority of other greatest-hits sets performed in bowling alleys. So Big Boi, as someone in his management circle is explaining before tonight's festivities beg ... More >>
Yes, New Year's Eve, that magical evening of at least slightly overpriced parties that nonetheless hold out the possibility of an epochal, champagne-fueled, surprise-guest-besotted, properly year-christening blowout. There are hundreds to choose from; the Drive-By Truckers, we are beginning t ... More >>
Drive-By Truckers Webster Hall Thursday, April 1 I admire these dudes (who appear in these pages, virtual and literal, with alarming frequency) for distilling complicated societal ills into one compact, blunt, blaring, paradoxically rousing burst of Southern rock: What "The Man I Shot" did for th ... More >>
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
The Big To-Do continues their mastery of current Southern affairs
The indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star
The menace of "Paper Planes" trumps the frivolity of "American Boy." Both are good signs.
Craig on the left in '07. It's probably plugged in. CREDIT. Hold Steady/Drive-By Truckers Terminal 5 Thursday, November 6 My new theory is Craig Finn doesn't actually know how to play guitar. He looks halfway credible holding one, and occasionally deigns to strum it with some semblance of rhythm, ... More >>
Rock & roll remains the Truckers' elusive lover
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
Will their November double-bill be a fiesta or a wake?
And so does Southern rock in turn
How an appalling tune will finally make you appreciate them
Semi-unreconstructed Southern rockers keep playing the only thing worth playing
Sundry New South up-and-comers turn lifers before our very ears, and survive it to boot
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
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