We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
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Emmy Wildwood is a fan of strange combinations. She has played in both punk and country band,s and her current style is a mash-up of '50s and '80s iconically rebellious looks that she describes as "Lolita Hip-Hop Cheerleader." Wildwood's most important unusual combination is the business she has run ... More >>
"This tour is really an 'I'm still alive' tour," says Courtney Love in between a series of radio shows and meetings. Was there ever any doubt? She's busier than ever, and our brief conversation with her is stuffed with quick-fire anecdotes, a fondness for discussing her recently-read list of books f ... More >>
A strong Bonnaroo showing is one thing. A supporting gig with Alabama Shakes is another. But for Matrimony, the latest roots-stomp act to hail from south of the Mason Dixon line, their debut EP and its forthcoming full-length foil out on Columbia Records may be the crowning achievements of their car ... More >>
Kim Gordon, ?uestlove, Andrew Bird and Andrew W.K. walk into a Masonic Temple ... these are the 10 best shows in NYC this week.
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Before heading back into the studio to record her forthcoming album, Nicole Atkins packed up her guitars, her record collection and the rest of her apartment in Brooklyn and moved back in with her parents in Shark River Hills, New Jersey, about two months ago. Her three guitars found a new spot down ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically. Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXC'mon, dude, you probably never even had detention. Gwen Stefani was on this week's American Idol because somebody paid somebody so she could hawk the clothing line that she apparently still has. But this wasn't Ska Week or New Wave Week or Neptunes Week, as awesome as eve ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
Indie rock is the new Springsteen, but not in the way you think
Erika Wennerstrom: "I want to sound like Nico and Lou Reed." photo by Cambria HarkeyDave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh Heartless Bastards are having an incredible year: a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, great reviews for their latest record The Mountain, and an appearance on ... More >>
Ben RowlandDas Racist, not thinking Arby's In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla chats with geniuses behind "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," otherwise known as Das Racist. J. Pablo takes a stroll through Bed-Stuy with dead prez. Bret Gladstone with the Avett Brothers at I ... More >>
Rick Rubin approves.
"Singing all about [yourself] isn't all that interesting--I don't want to just do that. It's not very fun, and it may be dishonest." Kristian Mattson The Tallest Man on Earth is about five-foot-nine. Maybe; wearing the right shoes. Narrowly built, spindly legged, and quietly spoken, the loftiest t ... More >>