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  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Lil Wayne vs. Drake: A Battle of Album Arts

    If you've stepped foot outside in New York City this summer, chances are your field of vision has been bombarded by promotion for the "Drake vs. Lil Wayne "August 19th show at Forest Hills Stadium. While both artists get along famously, rap fans have contested who of the two is better for a number ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    The Hater's Holiday Gift Guide

    Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remarkably stark repre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    I Worked For the Last Virgin Megastore in America

    About a year ago I attended an outdoor screening of the film Empire Records. I hadn't seen the film since long before I worked the final nine months of the Union Square Virgin Megastore's existence and revisiting the film revealed an accurate portrayal of what that record store life was really like. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Okay, Illegal Downloads Probably Are Hurting the Music Industry

    By Dan Moore This would have surprised me no matter who had turned it up, but there was a special irony in learning that illegal music downloads "aren't hurting the music industry" from a beleaguered print magazine's free-news arm: Illegal downloads aren't hurting the music industry, new study cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Jay-Z Coldplay = Play-Z: A Rundown of Other Oddball Mashups

    On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Closing The Colony: A Visit To Times Square's Shuttering Sheet Music Outpost

    In some ways, the Friday before last looked like business as usual at Colony Records, the venerable Theater District music-and-sheet-music retailer that recently announced its impending closing after 64 years of operation. At the counter, Warren Tesoro, an employee for 25 years, asked a middle-aged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Republicans Call Obama Plan 'Class Warfare'; Don't Know Definition of 'Warfare'

    ​Tomorrow, President Obama will unveil a deficit-cutting proposal that will include a revision to the U.S. tax code. The proposed change will feature a higher tax rate for the wealthiest 0.3% of Americans, who currently pay the IRS with a $15 gift card to Sam Goody every April (estimated figur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Live: N.E.R.D. Brings Highline Ballroom To A Standstill

    N.E.R.D. Highline Ballroom Tuesday, May 31 Better than: Sweating in the heat outdoors, but only barely. Jumping into the event-planning space normally afforded to Heineken and other higher-end brands, Coors Light tried to put on a show last night. Vinyl banners, hanging from the VIP section, gave ... More >>

  • Books

    December 31, 2008

    Reviving Lead Belly

    A hefty collection of articles and photos plumps up the legacy of the blues great

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Straight 'A' Marriages, and Sam Goody's Success

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 27, 1957, Vol. III, No. 5 Straight A's Make Solid Marriages Not only a handsome income but marital bliss (unless it's quiet desperation) is the lot of the "straight-A" student, according to an NYU survey. The universit ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2007

    From Goth's Black Magic to, Uh, "Magic"

    The Motherfucker impresario sets out solo and wistfully recalls Olivia Newton-John

  • Music

    November 29, 2005

    The New Mixtape

    DVD magazines released straight to the street turn crime kingpins into hip-hop heroes

  • Music

    September 9, 2003

    Everything's on Sale

    Universal Reversals, Webcast Battles, RIAA-Safe Tuneage

  • Music

    December 10, 2002
  • Music

    December 5, 2000
  • Music

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    May 23, 2000

    Net Loss

    Music Industry Report Projects Huge Losses to Web Piracy