Romain Gavras

  • Film

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Watch: George Martinez, Occupy Wall Street's Congressional Candidate, Raps

    As the Voice describes in this week's cover story, George Martinez is running for congress in New York's 7th District, and he's doing so as an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated candidate. But before he was running for office, and before he first set foot in Zuccotti Park, Martinez was a rapper. As a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Cash In Now, Honey: The 11 Best Uses Of Music In Commercials This Year

    We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. ​Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    The Top 10 NSFW Music Videos of 2010

    ​ One major downside to 2010: There's a pretty good chance you lost your job. The good news, though, is that the concept of NSFW no longer applies, and so today, while your former co-workers are stuck in their cubicles, bored to death and forced to pass around OK Go's latest YouTube meme, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Music Stories of 2010

    Ah M.I.A., it just wasn't your year, was it? Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​In 2010, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire both had #1 records. LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, MGMT, the National, M.I.A, and Sufjan Stevens all had albums debut in the top ten. Kanye West joined Twitter. Drake started a riot in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Is M.I.A.'s 2010 Cursed?

    M.I.A.'s Saturday performance at HARD NYC did not go well. Like, kind of spectacularly not well. Her headlining set at the festival was the evening's low point, by all accounts; her sound, in particular, was a catastrophe, and this was before the heavens opened up and sent most of the crowd sprint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    M.I.A.'s "Born Free" Video: Police Brutality, Mass Redhead Genocide, and Exploding Humans

    Well, it's already being censored by YouTube in the United States, which makes sense, because in addition to the naked people having sex and the guy smoking drugs and the horrific police brutality, there is also a moment toward the end where a human steps on a landmine and just sort of blows up... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Live: Justice at Webster Hall/Across the Universe Debut

    2007's Across the Universe tour. Photo by Tricia Romano. Justice Webster Hall October 30 Of those assembled last night to celebrate the French DJ-duo Justice's forthcoming CD/DVD Across the Universe, my guess is half caught colds on the way to a taxi. Tank tops and leotards looked and smelled like ... More >>