When Damon Boelte bought his first cocktail book at 12 years old, it was just the beginning of what would become an insatiable curiosity. "Nowadays, there are a lot of people who remind me of me when I was a kid," he explains. "They're not necessarily into cocktails to be a bartender, but they're en ... More >>
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' set at the 4Knots Music Festival kickoff showtaking place July 9 at Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport with openers Screaming Femaleswill have the band playing their 2001 album The Tyranny Of Distance in its entirety. But don't expect a big "remember the ... More >>
The kickoff party for the 4Knots Music Festivala prelude to July 16's big fest, headlined by Ted Leo and the Pharmaciststakes place at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 on July 9, and is it going to start off with a bang: Opening the show will be shred-happy New Brunswick trio Screaming ... More >>
Shawn BrackbillIn preparation for the brand-new 4Knots Music Festival on July 16, the Voice is holding a kickoff show at the South Street Seaport exactly one week before, on July 9. Headlining that free, all-ages show, which starts at 6 p.m., will be Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. Leo is, of cour ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! Pay Rich Juzwiak what you owe him, Jay Leno. Twitpic by Dav ... More >>
Ah M.I.A., it just wasn't your year, was it? Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In 2010, Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire both had #1 records. LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, MGMT, the National, M.I.A, and Sufjan Stevens all had albums debut in the top ten. Kanye West joined Twitter. Drake started a riot in New ... More >>
Dustin PittmanSpoon's Britt Daniel, back in '05Ten years ago, the Village Voice staged its first-ever Siren Music Festival. On Saturday, we're celebrating the anniversary by welcoming back some SOTC favorites like Matt & Kim and Ted Leo to the shadow of the Cyclone at Coney Island. As we gear ... More >>
The Screaming Females screamer cryptically emotes on Holy Hell
We're the best! We rule! Yay, us!
In the "top secret" filming location of Ted Leo's music video for "Bottled in Cork," I am waiting to choke a punk-rocking goon with my polka-dot ascot. Director Tom Scharpling sent a casting call two days prior, instructing fans to attend the shoot wearing nothing but their "finest theater- ... More >>
Two hardcore vets unite
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
It's that special time of the year again: Record Store Day, which is like Teacher Appreciation Day for independent record stores. Saturday, to celebrate their tenacity, among other things, record stores around the city are holding performances, releasing exclusives, and offering once-in-a-blu ... More >>
Nashville racketeers are related, but not that relatable
This Björk image never gets old. FRIDAY, MAY 4 Sunset Rubdown, Get Him Eat Him @ Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT] Langhorne Slim @ Union Pool Six Parts Seven, Ghosts of Pasha @ Union Hall [Tix] Northern State, Boyskout, Casper & The Cookies, @ Galapagos Other Passengers, Dirty on Purpose @ Death By ... More >>
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists mingle rampant Europhilia with "American Girl"