For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village
Honor a landmark show
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 s ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Patti Smith reads from Lorca’s ‘lost’ work
Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith as subjects
Sex, drugs, and Richard Hell
Neil Young and Crazy Horse RIDE into Barclays
Philip Glass and Friends Tibet House U.S. Benefit w/Laurie Anderson, Tim Fain, Das Racist, Antony, Lou Reed, Stephin Merritt, and Rahzel Carnegie Hall Monday, February 13 Better than: Seeing how most ethnic Tibetans live. Last night's all-star benefit at Carnegie Hall began with a performance by ... More >>
A look back at the last days of the historic club
This month has seen quite a bit of ink spilled on behalf of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. But it's also a moment to remember the ways that lead singer Kurt Cobain's reach went beyond the scope of his band and that recordconsider one of his most beloved influences, the U ... More >>
We usually ignore Law & Order: Criminal Intent because it's the creepy Vincent D'Onofrio Law & Order that got banished to USA Network, but their Sunday episode just sounds too good to resist. In one of the franchise's standard "ripped from the headlines" plots the detectives investigate a cas ... More >>
This year's River to River Festival, which runs from June 19 to July 17, marks the 10th time that its mix of free shows takes over Lower Manhattan for the summer. The 2011 bill has a decidedly New York-centric bent, with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, and the New York City Op ... More >>
The Godfather of Grunge comes to Avery Fisher
Run with two poetry marathons
New Year's Eve is next Friday, which means you probably already missed out on Patti Smith tickets. Wait much longer and there won't be much left to choose from. So, in the interests of being servicey, and in honor of the news that 2010's Most Important Singles Artist, Ariel Pink, will be in a ... More >>
See, memoirs can be punk
Vocoders, bohos, and a blast of vertigo—Village Voice writers pick their faves of the year
Take a minute and let the words Jackyl and "Just Like A Negro" sink in. It's OK, we'll wait. These are truly magical times, huh? Breathe deeply and be proud, America. We can finally get to have an honest, articulate discourse about race in America with the band that wrote "She Loves My Cock."
We are all Jay-Z's children,. Photo by Jori Klein.In the week we told you why you can't hate Kanye West and love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at the same time, we made similarly bold claims about Girl Talk--ten worst moments on that record, right here--and the Beatles, who along with a c ... More >>
Rock and experimental voices keep the fire alive
In the week a chipped tooth kept Lil Wayne out of jail and a secretive, proprietary Billboard chart made a success out of his new, abysmal Rebirth, we pulled our Paul Wall grills out of the closet, just in case. You never know when your hood pass might get pulled, you know? Care for a Sightings p ... More >>
Yeah it's Christmas, but it's also the dawn of the first of many, many maddeningly inconclusive conversations you're about to have about your New Year's plans. Let this guide help you. We're out of here for the day, and back on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend. May your holidays look a lot like this. ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca Smeyne While you were busy shrieking at the East River stormclouds this past weekend, some of our locals were overseas for Fuji Rock, a gorgeously run three-day Japanese music festival. There were approximately 130,000 attendees, Oasis, Weezer, and Franz Ferdinand as headliner ... More >>
Sound of the City will resume full-force come Monday. In the meantime, find your last minute arrangements below...
Revisiting the debut they never quite topped
Made in his early, druggy years, Mapplethorpe's Polaroids reveal an artist in curious transition
A gruff but still inspiring Television set: perfect for Father's Day weekend
Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism
Shedding light on the dark discipline of rockabilly
A great slew of genre-bending goulash-rockers gracefully emerge from Brooklyn's hipster dust
Björk's swan dress and free dress patterns from John Galliano on the web