Back in 1991, Perry Farrell created the Lollapalooza Festival as a farewell tour for his then six-year-old band, Jane's Addiction, populating that year's outing with--besides Jane's--Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes, and Rage Against the Machine, a ... More >>
No, pigs are not flying - this story is just too ironically hilarious to not report on.Ever hear of Rage Against the Machine? We're sure you have: the band formed in the late 1980s and grew to fame throughout the Clinton years, as a response to Generation X's tendency to corporatize and globalize se ... More >>
Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground
Wednesday, July 18
Better than: Watching Empire Records on basic cable.
We make the "remember the '90s" joke around these parts a fair amount, but this week the alt-rock strain of that decade has been stu ... More >>
This summer, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough ... More >>
There's an advertisement on the subways that you might have seen. It describes a project in the works - the largest public works extravaganza in the country - known as East Side Access: a portal from Grand Central Terminal that will outsource time and trains from Penn Station. As the sign says, "Com ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Sunday, June 24
Better than: Riding a tandem bicycle.
This June marked the six-year anniversary of Make Music New York, a festival of public music and art centered on the notion that music should be free, outdoors, and available to all. Yesterday's day-long Punk Islan ... More >>
The PMRC is one of those faint memories that music fans that grew up in the '80s try to brush away. The Parents Music Resource Center was launched in 1985 by a group of Washington power wivesthe most visible face being the wife of then-senator Al Gore, Tipperwho saw rock and rap as, in ... More >>
Dan Deacon is one of several big name musicians playing a free concert in Union Square tomorrow at 4 p.m. We spoke to him recently about why Occupy Wall Street resonates with him and why he considers himself a political artist.
Village Voice: You're playing a free show in Union Square for May Day, ... More >>
Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street this morning.Tom Morello, the guitar player for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, made an appearance at Zuccotti Park this morning to play for Occupy Wall Street Protesters.
"First they ignored you," Morello told the crowd. "Then you got pepper-spraye ... More >>
All hail Grave Digger. Pics by Chris.Monster Jam
The Izod Center
Friday, February 5
Better Than: Almost anything else in the state of New Jersey
We all know the drill at a monster-truck rally: It's like an air show on the ground. We come to these kind of things to see the bravery, the stupi ... More >>
Mike Patton may've teased the sold-out crowd at Monday night's Faith No More show by calling us "hipsters," but the malnourished layabouts who normally sashay down Bedford Ave really weren't the show's demographic. The East River Park was far more populated by aggro jocks, khaki cargo shorts, ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
Our record label is so stupid! Can you believe they actually called us on the phone and told us our album needed a single? The nerve of the people who write us enormous checks that we don't even remotely deserve! How ... More >>
"I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude."
Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams
There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>