After countless rumors, false starts, and fakes, the ACTUAL, REAL DEAL, NO BULLSHIT Coachella Lineup has finally been announced. And, no, the Rolling Stones aren't headlining. But you already knew that. So who is? These are your Coachella headliners: Stone Roses and Blur the first night, Phoenix the ... More >>
Monday, April 23
Better than: Most of the 21st century.
It took 15 years, but Refused is ready to forgive. The first injustice came when people ignored their second release, Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent. Refused followed that up by mocking its fans' lack of d ... More >>
Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot
Thursday, March 15
Better than: Stones tributes.
If the billing of a stripped-down duo performance between Marianne Faithfull, the 65-year old pop singer, and Marc Ribot, the master guitarist of the downtown jazz scene, seemed too good to be true, it wa ... More >>
The Song: will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
The Crimes: Overhashtagging, sub-"Dancing In The Streets" incoherence from Jagger, using "feces" as a term of braggadocio.
Sometimes I feel bad for the music industry, which has had a rough go of it these ... More >>
Alva Mind CinemaCan't stop, won't stop.El Bulli is closing in three days, and now that the documentary's been made, the staff meal has been eulogized, and the last of the 'I-ate-at-El-Bulli-and-everyone-else-can-suck-it' "articles" have been written (we hope), the media is wringing its last f ... More >>
Clownsurfing is a real thing. Pics by Rebecca, more below.The Rock and Roll Circus, a two-night spectacle at Lincoln Center that started Monday, was billed as a homage to the Rolling Stones' 1968 event by the same name, a multi-ring extravaganza scattering big-top attractions among sets in th ... More >>
Tuesday, April 27
"Courtney Love is scary," is how the first Village Voice piece about Hole and its "genre-defying," Kim-Gordon-produced triumph Pretty on the Inside began. Published February 1992, this was the month after Nirvana's epochal Nevermind displaced Michael Jackson's pe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
January 11, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 13
Zappa & the Mothers: Ugly Can Be Beautiful
by Sally Kempton
It is 1 a.m. on a Friday night and the Mothers of Invention are recording part of the soundtrack for their forthcoming movie. Ian is playin ... More >>
Our Dylan, in action.
So this is making the rounds lately, and aside from that first quote (the first line of the piece, following a please-young-people-don't-kill-me disclaimer), key sentiments include:
* "Three stages were surrounded by hipsters, and for a short while I actually hung out with D ... More >>