The unapologetically lo-fi, imperfect recordings; the discordant, impassioned political balladry punctuated by frustrated calls-to-action; the telltale, metallic sojourns of psychedelic rock: at first play, Indigo Meadow, the latest from The Black Angels, sounds like it could've been ripped from a b ... More >>
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a moment in American history that was pretty horrifying for reasons that have been enumerated countless times. Their effects on pop music weren't as tragic, to be sure, but they were pretty unfortunateartists on both sides of the aisl ... More >>
This weekend marks the return of the Northside Festival, the Brooklyn-blanketing series of concerts, films, art shows, and discussions of "entrepreneurship" now in its fourth year. The music lineup is pretty jam-packed with bands both local and visiting, and in order to assist you the SOTC staff has ... More >>
The 4Knots Music Festivalthe Village Voice's contribution to the many free shows happening around the five boroughs during the summer monthswill take place at Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport this July 14, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating acts and further details on associated ev ... More >>
Metallica has announced the first annual Orion Music & More Festival, which will take place in Atlantic City on June 23 and 24 and feature the band headlining both nights and playing the Black Albumyou know, Bob Rock, commercial breakthrough, "Enter Sandman," etc.in its entirety ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
Willie DavisThe Black Angels.
4Knots Music Festival: Titus Andronicus, The Black Angels
Saturday, June 16
South Street Seaport
Better than: Your average punk band/psych band combo.
Titus Andronicus didn't make headlining this festival any easier for Austin's The Black Angels. The Texas nat ... More >>
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 weekend, Debbie and I turned our attentions inwards, to the Village Voice's own 4Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport. As always, the Seaport was a str ... More >>
via OberhoferCrowdsurfing can be dangerous business.Brad Oberhofer is the main man in the bedroom-pop-gone-full-fledged-band Oberhofer, one of the acts playing Saturday's 4Knots Music Festival. In advance of his band's setduring which he'll likely play to the biggest audience of his ca ... More >>
Doors for the Village Voice-sponsored 4Knots Music Festivalhappening at Pier 17 on the South Street Seaportopen in about an hour, and if you want to plan your afternoon, we have set times for all the bands on the bill, as well as the DJs spinning in the 4Knots Indoor Lounge (loc ... More >>
This week in the Voice: It's the preview issue for our 4Knots Music Festival, set to take place July 16 at South Street Seaport! Maura Johnston previews the lineup, which includes the Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and Davila 666. She also muses on ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now now now: We preview this weekend's 4Knots Music Festival with my argument why the New York metropolitan area doesn't need its own Coachella, Michaelangelo Matos's profile of Eleanor Friedberger, and Michael Tedder's chat with the Black Angels' Alex Maas; ... More >>
The first annual 4Knots Music Festivalfree, at South Street Seaporttakes place on July 16; Mr. Dream will perform at the all-day show at Pier 17. In addition to the day's roster of bandswhich also includes The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Davila 666, Oberhofer, and Ele ... More >>
The video for Eleanor Friedberger's charming "My Mistakes," the first single from her forthcoming solo debut Last Summer, seems initially like a cautionary tale about how not much has changed for women since the era of VHS fuzz-outs. (The older footage is for-real archival, and culled from a ... More >>
We're about five and a half weeks out from the first annual 4Knots Music Festival, which is happening on July 16 at South Street Seaport. And today (hooray!) we can announce the free show's other three bands: battle-flag-wavers Titus Andronicus, nervy rockers Obits, and velvet-voiced Fiery Fu ... More >>
The first annual 4Knots Music Festival is approaching pretty quickly--July 16, South Street Seaport, in case you haven't yet marked your calendar--and today, we're announcing three bands playing the show. Headlining the day will be the Austin psych-sludgers The Black Angels; the Puerto Rico s ... More >>
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 >>