Daniel Johnston, somewhat unwitting source of the sweetest iPhone app ever made, heads to Highline Ballroom tonight to sing his wobbly songs of vaguely menacing and often unbearably sad whimsy. Do him a favor and don't be fucking with your phone the whole entire time.
--Steven Tyler fell off the stage last night during Aerosmith's gig at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital ten songs into their set. The 61-year-old frontman was dancing to entertain the crowd after the sound system failed during "Love in an El ... More >>
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Tuesday, June 23
Introducing Little Joy's final number at the Bowery Ballroom last night, multi-instrumentalist Binki Shapiro invited up some "very special New York friends." They turned out to be Regina Spektor and the Strokes' Fab Moretti, ... More >>
Next week, Regina Spektor will release her first new album in three years. What we've heard of Far is more cinematic than her often bare 2006 breakthrough, Begin to Hope, which may or may not be a good thing. Take a peek at the Beacon tonight.
Loudon Wainwright III, patriarch of the venerated Wai ... More >>
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In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla testifies to the alternating agony and ecstasy of Brooklyn's own art-rock lobsters, the Dirty Projectors.
Cristina Black talks with downtown ingenue Regina Spektor.
Dan Weiss on Sonic Youth's newest, The Eternal.
Don ... More >>
After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>
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Wednesday, Dec. 31
If the very idea of a pancake made-up cabaret duo popular with the Hot Topic set puts you off, you probably won't notice that the Dresden Dolls' frontwoman-currently-solo Amanda Palmer branches out more from her insular culture t ... More >>