Sunday night, Red Bank, New Jersey, will host Canadian hit-maker Paul Anka for a show of his greatest hits. An interesting figure in the music industry, along with his personal array of hits, he composed Johnny Carson's original Tonight Show theme, wrote "My Way" for Frank Sinatra and had the fores ... More >>
It's Paul Anka's crazy, swingin' remake of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which he recorded for his cross-pollinating experiment of a Rock Swings album in 2006. Watch Anka do it live, smiling and swingin' as he jazzes up lyrics like "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido."
This past Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol's death, which we remembered with this week's cover. As an institution, the Village Voice has a history of Warhol interactions, from the pop artist's many cameos in Jonas Mekas's seminal "Movie Journal" column to Warh ... More >>
Scottish post-punks rip it up over a seven-disc box set
Lebanese film series illustrates the absence of sense in a 15-year fight
What the King of Pop left behind, and what he took with him
So why is the Spike Lee-directed video for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" arriving now, in the holiday media doldrums, instead of October, when the song was first released, or a few weeks after that, when the movie named after the track finally came out? Perhaps because of the controversy that the ... More >>
King of pop, meet the man who made High School Musical
Kylie! Photo by Santiago Felipe.In the week a tiny little boy named Falcon first captured America's heart and then threw up on that heart on live television and even rhymed about doing so in song, we swam feebly in the ocean of headlines involving both Michael Jackson and Paul Anka, DJ AM and ... More >>
Those (presumably few) who doubt the rampant cynicism of the post-MJ death blitz would do well to read Ben Sisario's piece in the Times today, which spells out the haste with which the Jackson camp brought "This Is It" to market. The song, it emerges, is not only 16-years-old, but not entirel ... More >>
The small-screen pleasures (and pain) of Michael Haneke's other career
Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?
Live quartet CD proves ruthless alchemist no worse for lacking a built-in kitsch detector
Kvelling over damn near a dozen meanings of life, their average length close to an hour
Sam Cooke Aims His Simplicity High
Friends of Kimya and Adam Call Antifolk What They Want