There have been thousands, maybe millions, of songs written about New York City. You'll receive no argument from me that it's a special, special place. It's captured the imagination of imaginative young people around the world, and is responsible for something like a quarter of all the quintessentia ... More >>
How closing Brownies helped bar owner Mike Stuto reconnect with music
Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
When news broke yesterday afternoon of Lou Reed's passing, the inevitable torrent of Tweets followed shortly thereafter. It's now a common part of the "famous person dead" cycle, folks far and wide remembering their first encounter with the recently deceased's work in 140 characters snippets. But th ... More >>
A '90s underground It-Band makes peace
Michael Becker/FOXSo Paul McDonald went home this week. Not that shocking! The only real surprise is that it finally reverses the gross and troubling trend of only female contestants getting bounced. (The one time a male contestant was voted off after top 12 week happened when the judges save ... More >>
Courtney Love posted this googly-eyed picture of her in bed with a turtle on her head to Twitter. Somehow she was surprised when it ended up in a UK tabloid. Gun, meet these fish in a barrel. Courtney Love's public missives have always been an endless source of voyeuristic entertainment, from her a ... More >>
Photos by David Atlas Oasis Madison Square Garden Wednesday, December 17 Stature can say a lot. At last night's Madison Square Garden Oasis gig, opener Ryan Adams, never known as the quiet, non-effacing type (what with all the tumblr dice he used to roll online) left the banter to his Cardinals g ... More >>
Frightened Rabbit play the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday with the Spinto Band. Tickets are $15 and still on sale here. "I tend to judge papers by how many shits it takes you to read through them. I think NME, for what it's worth, is a one-shit paper. After one shit, you're like, 'Alrigh ... More >>
**OnlineHost** Welcome to Pazz & Jop Chat! arcade_fire: Wait, so you were on tour with us? lcd_soundsystem: uh yeah i opened for you arcade_fire: Oh, we thought you were if ... More >>
Not everyone at the storied hotel is a legend: stories from some of the Chelsea's lesser-known residents
East Village icon Jesse Malin returns for some inspiration, and gives it right back
An otherwise sleepy tribute gets ambushed by "Machine Gun"
An Old 97 asks the existential question: Does the kissing ever have to stop?
Clubbers are people, too. Nightlife denizens give thanks.
Some very rough guides to living in a nation that won't share and will never be the same
For as it was not necessarily prophesied by Karl Rove and Stanley Crouch, so it shall be
Local Record Labels Strip Down to Just the Essentials