Every May, there's no shortage of mawkishly sentimental songs to play on Mother's Day, but a month later, there are comparatively few Father's Day equivalents. Sure, there are some treacly tracks like Bob Carlisle's 1997 adult-contempo hit "Butterfly Kisses," but fatherhood is more often than not in ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out now: Jackson Connor talks to the sweet-voiced Fort Greene rapper Kilo Kish; Peter Gerstenzang chats with Rufus Wainwright about his new album, crafted with the help of Mark Ronson; and Aidan Levy hunts down the improvisational pianist Cecil Taylor, who's being honored wit ... More >>
If you find the new Rufus Wainwright disc Out Of The Game (Decca) to be particularly fetching, not to mention full of pop and funk flourishes, some credit should be given to Mark Ronson. The DJ-turned-producer helped the estimable Wainwright untangle his occasionally convoluted tunes. He then took t ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright tells this story to friends:
Ages ago, he was going through a rough, lonely, isolated, messy period, and Golden Girls airings always provided comfort for him.
Uptown cabarets are generally the places for high-priced, reverent song stylings performed on various well-oiled standards.
Well, at the Cafe Carlyle until May 12, Emily Bergl is infusing that format with some freshness and originality, bringing a little bit of downtown uptown.
She's utterly deli ... More >>
via StevenBernstein.netA fixture on Manhattan bandstands since 1979, Steven Bernstein is attached to very old crafts: trumpet, arranging, and jazz that sounds like jazz. His newest album, MTO Plays Sly (Royal Potato Family), opts for the all-star route with vocals, and features Antony Hegerty ... More >>
As much stuff as one guy can operate crediblyPanda Bear/Gala Drop/Teengirl Fantasy
Water Taxi Beach at Governors Island
Saturday, September 11
Better Than: Watching cable news, on this day in particular
He makes a hell of a racket, Panda Bear, a one-man maelstrom of stabbing synth washes, h ... More >>
Ryan MuirPark Slope parents, get ready: Celebrate Brooklyn's 2010 Season is out! Go-to Brownstone Brooklyn avatar Norah Jones kicks things off at the Prospect Park concert series with a June 9 gala benefit (after which Passion Pit, Rufus Wainwright, the National, and the Dead Weather pick up ... More >>
When not explicating the mores of the Insane Clown Posse to befuddled internet denizens, critic and SOTC pal Jonah Weiner has an entertaining sideline asking musicians ridiculous questions for Details. Like this one, posed to cabaret icon Rufus Wainwright: "You own lederhosen custom-made by a ... More >>
She was responsible for the Mountain City Four, the McGarrigle Sisters, "Cool River," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" cover, a 1994 Order of Canada, the country's Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 2004, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright, children of her marriage to Loudon Wainwright ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Fledgling Local Rock-Star Cheat Sheet and Best Literally Underground Cabaret Show. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Singer-songwriter Ru ... More >>