Here are the 10 best concerts in the city this week, in no particular order.
Celebrating L.A.’s pioneering black artists
. . . And the party don’t stop with PopRally’s latest soiree
Pitchfork co-hosts a benefit show with MOMA P.S.1
A Japanese village rebuilds with help from Chim↑Pom
Three Voice critics debate the issue in the age of Occupy and Ai Weiwei
Take advantage of MOMA’s studio
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks. Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.'s breakup in light o ... More >>
Brazilian artist creates a time machine of sorts
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney) Museum of Modern Art Monday, May 23 Better than: Watching James Franco's "Actors Acting" clip over and over (and over and over) again. It wasn't too long ago that James Murphy said his goodbyes as the frontman of LCD Soundsystem. Accordi ... More >>
The week that was in music: "Weird Al" Yankovic made Lady Gaga blink. Beyoncé overloaded everyone's eardrums. Fleetwood Mac is in rock critics' comfort zone.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 7, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 49 I spy with my little eye by Alexander Cockburn He's probably dead now, but some years ago in London there used to be an escape artist who had a pitch on one of the busier streets. If you came by ... More >>
Performances celebrate the art of not succeeding
Tomorrow, the Museum of Modern Art, in association with WNYC, will screen Empire, Andy Warhol's 1964 continuous shot of the Empire State Building, which plays silently and slowed-down for more than eight hours. A few New York culture mavens, including the blog Hyperallergic, WNYC and ARTnews Magazin ... More >>
As if learning how to play piano wasnt hard already
The freaks roam free on sacred grounds
Burger King is, in fact, being sold to private equity firm 3G Capital for some $3.26 billion. [Salon] Whole Foods is not immune to food safety scandals. It's recalling farm cheese due to possible Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus contamination. [WireUpdate] A new exhibition at the MoMA, en ... More >>
There are only so many people in this world who get to tell Yoko Ono to "turn your goddamn racket down" or something to that effect. The administrators at the Museum of Modern Art are apparently among those people.
Take a literary leap into NYC's waterways
Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca SmeyneParty in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs MOMA Tuesday, May 25 They didn't bust out "Art Star" (too self-effacing for the young moneyeds?) but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' acoustic set was a wholly perfect centerpiece to the regal ... More >>
P.S.1 becomes a workshop for locals
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.
Señor Skymiles gets a big retrospective
Anxiety? Fetish? Picture-prone artists are loving themselves some process.
Helen Levitt has passed at the age of 95. Born in Bensonhurst, she dropped out of high school and went to work as a photographer's assistant. She sought out great artists like Cartier-Bresson and Luis Bunuel, and made friends with James Agee. Street scenes were her metier and she was especially cel ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, lives down his old bad days as a louche art dealer at The Art Dealers Association of America's disastrous Art Show. Holger ThossCourtesy ADAA At the apogee of the last decade's art market boom, a decently connected dealer needed exert only a little ef ... More >>
Photographers stare down the uncertain prospects of their art form
One man's total reinvention, live
Exploring the twisted writings of Salvador Dalí
The Icelandic Dane brings his lab studies to MOMA and P.S.1
Strong building, weak show: "Unmonumental"
Awe and threat at the Museum of Modern Art's vast Richard Serra retrospective
Two museum shows illuminate history's darkest corners
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Four Years on, a Critic Reassesses and Reconsiders
An innovative organization spearheads the movement to rebuild arts education in the city's public schools