Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm has survived a lot -- a rare brain tumor, all the usual rock 'n' roll excesses, a feud with ex-bandmate Mick Jones, his old band continuing to tour with a karaoke singer that's replaced him -- and lives to play another day. And that day is today, when the 62-year-old dr ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know. See also: Cast In Concrete #6: Scott Stenten And The Sound Of Two Hands Tapping (On A Guitar)
Well, shit--JUST when we'd finally recovered from 11/11/11, here comes the titanic saturnalia we like to call 12/12/12! So hey, here's 12 songs with "12"/"twelve" in the title, because what the fuck else.
Better Than: Watching Titanic while "I'm sailing away / Set an open course for the virgin seas..." (sung by South Park's Cartman, of course) runs through your head. Setting sail for a metal show on the not-so-open seas, concessions must be made. Booze du nuit: Seven (Seagram's) and Seven's (7-up), ... More >>
Big Dance Theater sojourns to BAM's Next Wave Festival
The designer-toy world's biggest jerkbag thinks you're an asshole for reading this story.
A king of hip-hop, retaking the penthouse of the album chart with his latest blockbuster. A middle-of-the-road rock band, reviving a turn-of-the-'90s "alternative" sound that's now squarely mainstream. A sexagenarian legend who debuted in the '60s and who still captures Boomers' hearts and ... More >>
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is all wasteland and no heart
Mike Todaro's Power Balladz
Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .
Bring your flippy-floppies
Lehman Brothers weren't so happy about their whistleblowers. The "rock stars" of hedge funds aren't exactly proverbial Guitar Heroes. A 2.2 billion euro bonus went out to the "risk takers" of Deutsche Bank. CBS' March Madness ad money? Buzzer-beater quality stuff. And the new economic doomsda ... More >>
All photos by yr brave correspondent, who writes: "I got punched in the face but I gave it back worse."Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore Rocks Off Concert Cruise, Hudson River Saturday, October 24 The kid in the Suicidal Tendencies t-shirt went down hard, his spindly dark form an inverse ... More >>
--Tomorrow night, Sonic Youth will play the Apple Store in SoHo, by way of promoting their new album The Eternal, which comes out on Tuesday. The show is free, but you need a guest pass to attend. They can be picked up today at the SoHo store, with one non-transferable pass per fan on a first come, ... More >>
Rock of Ages embraces the '80s
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Hiphop can never die so long as Bob Dylanwith story in his voice and lust in his eyesis alive
Behold the U.K.'s paragon of supermassive, overindulgent wankery
MySpace studs muse on the long, dark December of their souls
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Metal carnivores conceptualize in the land of ice and snow
A lot of skill and talent has gone into The Frogs, but somehow there's no creative pooling
Rotted remains of obscure Middle American metal also-rans dug up, and oh the stench
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
If All Your Mammals Had Pouches You'd Be Depressed Too
Reality TVPop Thrills at 'Human Amusement Parks'
Some get a decade; we get a moment