We covered a lot of music ground in 2012. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Alb ... More >>
We've covered a lot of music ground in 2012. And you loved all of it. But you read some stories more than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, from 20 - 11. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Al ... More >>
Amy Morton and Tracy Letts play Martha and George in the Steppenwolf revival of Edward Albee's blistering tragicomedy Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and at a meet-and-greet the other day, Morton told me it's about the seventh or eighth time she's been married to Letts. Onstage. "Are George and M ... More >>
Yann Tiersen Irving Plaza Friday, April 27 Better than: Most of the Philip Glass and Stephin Merritt music I've heard. Skyline, Yann Tiersen's seventh studio album, is only the second album of his current deal with Anti- and, like 2010's Dust Lane, it pioneers sonic territory structurally differen ... More >>
Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>
First new trees, then off to Detroit for the wide-ranging playwright. Plus, summer theater picks.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 6, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 32 Riffs By Andrew Lycett LONDON -- The Beatles are dead, the Stones are playing bad, repetitive music. In fact, the English music scene has been in a state of unhappy hiatus for the last year or so. Gone a ... More >>
In the aftermath of Dennis Hopper's death this past Saturday (J. Hoberman's obit is here), tributes to the actor didn't even try to construct an easy narrative out of his chaotic life. How could they? Hopper was many things at once: the actor who pushed the "method" style way past its breakin ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Get your motor runnin'...head out on the fast track to synergyville.
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