Tonight, fans of the Velvet Underground will get to see their idols pay tribute to two of their most revered friends and collaborators--just not on the same stage. At Housing Works, Lou Reed will be celebrating the vinyl and digital re-issue of Allen Ginsberg's FIRST BLUES. Across the East River, Jo ... 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.
As the second half of August wrings the last drops of sweat from us, it's important to make the most of the time we have left before fall makes us feel like we have to go b ... More >>
Jennifer Herrema has helped define the underground rock scene since the 1980s, thanks to her constant pushing forward of both music and style. In her youth, Herrema cavorted with the straight-edge hardcore rascals in D.C. (she felt more at home with the stoners); she scurried off to New York City at ... More >>
The Songs: Karmin, "Super Bass" and "Look At Me Now" and way too many others; Mac Lethal, "Cook Wit Me Now"; Jackson Foote and friends, "Get Low"; Sophia Grace, "Super Bass"; probably more that are shooting up the Reddit charts right now.
The Crimes: Anti-pop snobbery; humorlessness in the name of ... More >>
Friday, April 29
Better than: The Kate and William Lifetime original movie, in a way.
The glorious bend of the Kills' albums is that they sound scarcely contained: recorded in flash floods of blues-rock jamming, a panicked production assistant chases singer Alison Mosshart 'r ... More >>
Phillip Ritz / FlickrThe downtown dive Don Hill's relaunched itself last year under the guidance of Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny, hosting celeb-studded semi-private shows starring Hole and the Dead Weather, as well as other open-to-the-public nights. (The pair also allegedly improved the bathroo ... More >>
David WentworthBetsey Johnson's road has been rocky lately; no wonder she wanted a lift. But surfeit financial problems could not dampen the irresistible spirit of her "Le Tour de Betsey" runway show on Monday night, the designer's long-overdue return to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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 >>
Same place awhile back. Possibly same outfit.
Real Estate/The Babies
Tuesday, January 5
It's not until I explain to someone that tonight I'm going to see a band called Real Estate that I truly reflect on how ludicrous it is that a band called Real Estate exists. That is the anti-b ... More >>
It's "Fireman." Our guess would've been "Bad Scene Everybody's Fault," but what do we know? That's a "mixtape shirt" up there, by the way, customized and signed by the Hold Steady's Tad Kubler, currently on auction (via Insound) to benefit 826NYC. There's also an Of Montreal one; further edit ... More >>
The Kronos Quartet's latest effort, the Middle Eastern-themed Floodplain, was "inspired by the idea that areas prone to devastating flooding will experience creative rebirth after a catastrophe," which is great news for New Orleans residents with exclusive access to an ark. The famed "new music" e ... More >>
Next week (Thursday, July 16, to be exact) the Dead Weather, featuring Mr. White on drums, Kills growler Alison Mosshart out front, and two less famous dudes on guitar/bass, invade Terminal 5 with New Jersey wunderkinds the Screaming Females for a night of faux-badass strutting and snarling and what ... More >>
--A member of Will.i.am's posse allegedly clocked Perez Hilton in the face last night. The blogger tweeted from a Toronto hotel around 3 a.m. last night: "I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke." Hil ... More >>