Better than: One of your livelier dinner parties.
"I hope we gave you guys a good start to the night. Thank you for coming. Now go out and have some fun," said Sharin Foo, the female half of the dark, Danish pop-rock duo The Raveonettes, after closing out a sleepy set at Webster Hall on Friday n ... More >>
Continuing the onslaught of free music this summer: The brand-new Beach Party Music Series begins July 10 and runs every Sunday through August 14 at the South Street Seaport's Beekman Beer Garden, a newly christened venue at Beekman Street and South Street on the north side of Pier 17. Among the ba ... More >>
Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you areSo Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>
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 >>
Nate "Igor" SmithJapandroids
Now that Siren Festival is over, the sundry bands who played the Voice's Coney Island hotdogging extravaganza can announce their next New York shows without worrying about your proscratinated attendance. So if you did, perchance, miss an act you meant to see--either beca ... More >>
Nate "Igor" Smith
Black-clad vampire children of the five boroughs, you really missed the boat with Siren - where were you? Coney Island could have benefited from a few more sweaty necromantics in the beer tent, but the Raveonettes picked up the slack; their fuzzed-out noise pop, plus their broodin ... More >>
You're going to the Siren Music Festival, and here's 10 reasons why:
1. Admission is free.
2. It's your last chance to catch Frightened Rabbit in New York this summer. Frontman Scott Hutchison, noted for slopping "filthy, twisted stuff on top of really quite polished bass," sings about dismembered ... More >>
Hey, it was porn week!
Zach live-blogged the Dim Mak porn video. Jadakiss vowed to wake up beside you naked. Peter Saville's Erotic House of Pop streamed online. Asher Roth debuted his sweet new Bukkake-inspired video. (Speaking of which, Asher Roth should probably lose that hypeman.) The police ... More >>
Breaking! Preliminary lineup for the Village Voice Siren Festival is announced: Built to Spill (You know them! "My stepfather looks just like David Bowie..." 'Member that time?), The Raveonettes (that guy and that girl), Frightened Rabbit, Grand Duchy, Monotonix, and Micachu and the Shapes. There ... More >>