Sugar Hill

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    In Defense of the Beastie Boys' To the 5 Boroughs

    The passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch two years ago was a devastating loss for music, but within the outpouring of mourning in the wake of his death was the reminder how much the Beastie Boys' music connected with several generations of listeners. Even prior to Yauch's passing, the Beasties' catalog had a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 2/17/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    A Marathon Route Pub Crawl

    We're thrilled that healthy people the world over are going to lace up their sneakers and run 26.2 miles for fun ("Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?" -name that movie*) in the five boroughs tomorrow. We'll be cheering for them. From our beds. The only marathon we're in shape for here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    They're Gonna Smash Run-DMC's Brains in

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Revisiting the Furious Five's Unsung Classics With Rahiem & Kidd Creole

    Saturday night, B.B. Kings will be rocked by one of the most important hip-hop groups ever when the Furious Five take the stage to perform their iconic and infinitely important hits and classic routines. While plenty of hip-hop retrospectives in the past year have revisited and celebrated "The Messa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The Crash Crew Say the Bronx Gets All the Credit, But Rap Started in Harlem Too

    The story of Sugar Hill Records is regarded as one of the most pivotal legacies in hip-hop history. Headed by Sylvia Robinson, the label was home to "Rappers Delight" and "The Message," both named recently by Rolling Stone as the two greatest hip-hop songs ever recorded. Along with those behemoths, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    The Lenox Lounge Is Coming Back From the Dead This Summer

    The Lenox Lounge, Harlem's hallowed jazz club which closed on December 31 after a rent dispute between the club's owner, Alvin Reed, and the space's landlord, Ricky Edmonds, is opening up again two blocks north of its original location. The club will move to 333 Lenox Avenue, between 126th and 127t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013

    Remembering the Lenox Lounge

    After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors

  • Music

    June 13, 2012

    Kool Keith Remains Defiantly Warped

    Doing the dirty work as hip-hop cleans up

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Q&A: Kool Keith On Times Square's Seedy, Marquee-Lit Old Days

    Kool Keith used to love the Times Square of the early '80s; while interviewing him for this week's Voice, he waxed lyrical on the subject. Here's his full and lengthy rememberance of the days when 42nd Street was a seedier place, one lit by marquees advertising kung-fu flicks and boomboxes that look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    NYC's 10 Best Bargain Seafood Restaurants

    ​The catfish sandwich at Taste of Seafood (#10 in our countdown) is abundant, cheap, and delectable, especially smeared with tartar and jerk sauces. For those who think Omega-3 fatty acids mean longevity, fish is the new meat. For the rest of us, seafood is a just another delightful option ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    App Makes Complaining About the Cabbie Who Wouldn't Take You to Brooklyn Even Easier

    ​Complaining about taxi service is something of a New York City hobby, whether it's justified or not. But the systems through which you can complain (calling 311, or reporting a complaint online) can be cumbersome, especially when you're still in the cab. However! There's an app for that, avai ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    This Weekend In New York: Reading Rainbow, Xray Eyeballs, Crystal Ark, And Thee Oh Sees

    ​ In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This past weekend, Debbie and I finally reached our limit of how many shows we could attend and actually "see" over the course of three hours. Shit was like flippin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2011

    Liquid Liquid Haven't Lost Their Edge

    New  York City's punk-funk godfathers still make music to move you by

  • Dining

    January 9, 2007

    Blazin' BBQ

    Smoking up an eclectic Brooklyn joint