Better Than: Inviting strangers to your apartment, cranking the heat, and then cuing up a vintage Merzbow set on YouTube. Noise music is a huge, ever-expanding tent that -- unlike the GOP, who merely pay lip service to the tent metaphor -- truly contains multiple perspectives. A number of these per ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: Michael Tedder speaks to rock evangelist Matt Pinfield (left) as 120 Minutes returns to MTV; Dan Weiss looks back on the recently revitalized Archers of Loaf; and Ray Cummings talks to the high-concept act Cave Bears.
Nine 11 Thesaurus. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Andy Beta profiles Bushwick teen rap ensemble Nine 11 Thesaurus and the after-school program that produced them, Ray Cummings talks with Brooklyn noise pop band Sisters, Eavvon O'Neal on Salem and witch house, and Adam ... More >>
Every year, we descend on Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to separate the hype from the heavyweights at American cinema's fall classic, the New York Film Festival. This year is no different, as legendary Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman weighs in with the hits and misses of The 2010 N ... More >>
Yeasayer' Chris Keating, looking sharp. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla recounts the charms of Odd Blood, Yeasayer's latest fretless-bass campfire dance party, Stacey Anderson watches Obama's State of the Union with Gil Scott-Heron, Drew Hinshaw on the retu ... More >>
Ryan Russell"WE SOLD OUT WEMBLEY ARENA IN ONE DAY!!! WHAAATTT?!?!!" In this week's Village Voice, Ryan Dombal watches Paramore, led by emo femme fatale Hayley Williams, bust up the Lonely Tears Boys Club. Zach Baron thumbs through chapter and verse trying to understand the Mountain Goats' The Life ... More >>
On metal, genre-based critical bias, layoffs, industry hysteria, and the Loudness Wars
Random obsessions and vexations, born of both young tyros and inexplicably still-rocking old people