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 >>
Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here.
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Sure, there was lots of great music put out by women this yearmy Pazz and Jop top tens will ... More >>
Jasper CoolidgeThe Mighty Fine are Brooklyn's sweatiest, sexiest, grimiest soul-punks, something Jonathan Toubin would want to will into existence at a humid 4 a.m. loft party. Their latest album Get Up To Get Down (out now via Drug Front) is all the gnash-and-gnarl of the Dirtbombs' Ultragli ... More >>
Tonight the Twilight Singers, the current project of former Afghan Whigs frontman/Gutter Twins half Greg Dulli, perform at Webster Hall. My bias toward this band and Dulli's grimy revival of old soul tropes has been chronicled in this space before, but I'd be remiss in not urging you to attend ton ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Runnin' Scared's own Jen Doll details the ups and downs of being a single woman in New York. Gotham may stack the odds against women, and the oft-repeated stats are discouraging, but she urges women to "make New York your playground and stop complaining about how singl ... More >>
Naturally, this record shows up quite a bitAs our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City winds down, we thought we'd reach out to a bunch of musicians with a simple question: What's your favorite Dylan song?
Go ahead, ask him about the Yankees. Photo by Caryn Rose.Greg Dulli
Tuesday, October 19
Better than: Leaving the lights on.
"Could we bring the lights down a little bit, please?" asked Greg Dulli after the first song of his Bowery Ballroom set on Tuesday night. And immediat ... More >>
Stupendous Cincinnati sleaze-rockers Afghan Whigs just made our list of '90s bands that haven't reunited yet, but ex-leader Greg Dulli has no apparent interest in reliving the past, and his projects since -- the Twilight Singers especially -- are plenty sleazy themselves. A new TS record is s ... 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 >>
So here's a rad thing Spin did: To celebrate their imminent cover story on the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain, they've commissioned a full tribute album called Purplish Rain, featuring Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings ("Take Me With U"), Craig Wedren ("Baby I'm a Star"), Of Montreal ("Computer Blue") a ... More >>