Lykke Li brings her heartbreak to the Apollo
There's no sign more indicative that spring has sprung than catching a glimpse of rhubarb on menus, and after the winter New York just faced, we've never been more amped to see it. Chefs swear by the vegetable's chameleon-esque charm in the kitchen: Its flavor ranges from tangy and bitter to bright ... More >>
For the second year running, and this year maybe to fill the void left by now-finished Chaos in Tejas festival in Austin, the New York's Alright punk/hardcore festival is here. From Thursday through Sunday, various spots throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan will be drenched in feedback, d-beats, leathe ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
By Nate Jackson Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
[See More Events: Shark Week Tacos At MexiBBQ | Three Nights of Crab Boils on the Rockaways] There has been a lot of crustacean-roasting deals lately. Here's another to add to the month of August: a crayfish festival by Aquavit. It's crayfish month in Sweden and starting August 13, chef Marcus J ... More >>
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, it looks like it could happen. "The man who leaked the world" has Hollywood up in arms and it's not because there is a Cablegate in the works for Tinsel Town. Let's not get our hopes up.According to the Hollywood Reporter, big studio executives are dueling it o ... More >>
A lot of triumphalists want to keep alive the idea that America is at the forefront of everything, the same rah-rah spirit that's inflated our egos and sometimes has us coming off downright piggish in our world views. But comic observer Bill Maher disagrees. "Really?" says Bill. "Always waving th ... More >>
Today in subway porn we have a beautiful depiction of the ebb and flow and changing formats of the New York City subway map over the years. The only thing better than watching the map come of age to the inspirationally epic music in the video created by Gizmodo's Matt Toder back in December (Bowery ... More >>
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
The pioneering project returns with I Wake Up Screaming
The Top Tracks list is not nearly as twee as this "hi there" image would imply. After lots of whining from music-biz pundits and whinging from the "make music free for meeee" crowd, the Sweden-based streaming-music service Spotify launched today in the States. Those in search of invites to th ... More >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... More >>
Well, "Running Scared," I guess. Whatever! Congratulations to Eli and Nikki, representatives of Azerbaijan and the performers of this blog's new theme song. If anyone out there is handy with video editing, can you please replace Eli and Nikki's faces in the following video with those of Joe Cosc ... More >>
One of the many faces of possibly being extradited, via Robert King/NewsweekDid anyone ever watch the sentimental, autobiographical Truman Capote short called "A Christmas Memory"? In it, an orphaned boy lives with a group of elderly relatives, one of whom is his best friend, an eccentric, ch ... More >>
The founder of WikiLeaks and his team of lawyers have had it with the leaks. Yesterday, the Guardian published information from secret police documents, detailing the sex crime allegations leveled against Julian Assange in Sweden for which he's currently facing extradition hearings in London. ... More >>
Its about time, Jens Lekman
The biggest aha moment regarding the Wall Street Journal's recent piece on girly men seems to have thus far focused on a portion of Arthur Sulzberger's ear and whether that snippet of ear was intended as a personal attack by Rupert Murdoch upon Sulzberger, as discussed by Michael Wolff in Van ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 18, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 44 The Abortionist on The Circuit of Fear By Marlene Nadle The abortionist is the man hunted by the police and a million desperate women a year. No city can be without him. Few are. In almost ever town ... More >>
You can't say Angie never tried
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 8, 1965, Vol. X, No. 38 A Few Notes About The Village Square By John Wilcock In the beginning was a sign in the window of the Eleven Arts Bookshop on Sheridan Square. I had been in New York one week, had been nosing around the Vi ... More >>
Daniel Jordahl Remember my post about how various foreign TV crews have scheduled interviews with me and then screwed me over by not showing up, even though I was doing THEM a favor? Neither do I, but it's sort of happened again, folks. Recently, I was asked to tape a guest spot for the illustriou ... More >>
Even before the house lights had come back on at the end of Chairlift's opening set, someone in the crowd was whistling the melody from "Young Folks." Years later, the song is still endearing, and so is the band. Since "Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John have released a neat instrumental album, been ... More >>
A fresh wave of globally minded music websites will broaden your horizons
Chris Baio is the one who doesn't look like Cha-Chi, also known as the one on the far left. A debut album, well-received. Stellar reviews. A world tour. The cover of Spin and a night as musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Outside of a couple hundred comparisons to Paul Simon's Graceland, the ... More >>
Its metal, metal, and more metal
Famed Aquavit chef offers a kaleidoscope of African fare in the meatpacking district
Rare/obscure punk rockers find new life online
A who, what, why, where, whenand how manyof the uncharted world of independent jazz labels
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Beautifully shot Bellocchio gems finally see light of day
A Great Director Makes an Old Play Walk Again