Through a series of maybe not-so-unfortunate events, I was a teenage jam band scenester, which, when properly italicized and luridly capitalized, sounds like a sordid music-crit version of a '50s exploitation paperback. But the truth is, I wasn't seduced by drugs, sex, or anything else until college ... More >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here.
Last time around Patti Smith showed John Zorn who has the power, and Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground got all "Venus In ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today, with six matches on the docket. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full, updated bracket is here.) Here ... More >>
Psychic Ills have been a New York zone-out institution for a few years now; back in 2006, the Voice even named them the best psych-rock band in New York. And while their musical output has certainly remained nothing short of impressivea 12-inch through Australia's Spring Press imprint, ... More >>
No, that's not a night in Ozzy Osbourne's house.
It's what the group Roma! serves, aiming for a sort of Velvet Underground version of Queen as interpreted by Fellini, Raymond Chandler, and a 1920s cabaret.
They're damned good--and I don't just say that because the lead singer, Kenyon Philli ... More >>
David Byrne and Yo La Tengo care. All photos by Jesse Jarnow.Yo La Tengo
Wednesday, March 23
Better than: Sitting home alone fretting about cataclysmic awfulness.
It's been 26 years since Yo La Tengo played every Wednesday at Maxwell's, and a last-minute benefit for Peace Wi ... More >>
So TV-news footage of ex-Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker bemoaning our march toward socialism at a Tea Party rally surfaced online recently, triggering much dismay and "All Tomorrow's Tea Parties" pun warfare. Our good friends at the Riverfront Times in St. Louis tracked Tucker down at ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 10, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 39
Consumer Guide I
by Robert Christgau
Unless you are very rich and very freaky, your relationship to rock is nothing like mine. By profession, I am surfeited with records and live music. Virtually every r ... More >>
R.I.P. Jay Reatard. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week our American Idol recapper made it all the way to the BBC for calling Victoria Beckham's face "too crazy", we also tossed epithets in the direction of the Times, in solidarity with M.I.A., and toward Esquire, who this week were forced to ... More >>
On January 22, St. Ann's Warehouse will be hosting a benefit concert to help pay medical expenses for Tuli Kupferberg, the anti-war poet and all around wiseass who co-founded local heroes the Fugs.
Whether because of their political activism (Kupferberg was arrested trying to levitate the P ... More >>
Planning to tuck into a nice, fat turkey this Thanksgiving? What are you, sick? Turkeys are your animal companions.
Repent of your carnivorism in the traditional way -- with celebrities! On November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Russell Simmons will host "Celebration FOR The Turkeys" ... More >>
-- After abruptly announcing that Nine Inch Nails's appearance at Bonnaroo last month would be the band's last US show ever, Trent Reznor has decided to let fans down a little slower. NIN will play a series of holy-shit-they're-playing-there club shows later this summer to mark the band's supposed f ... More >>
In this week's installment of Hugs and Kisses, Everett True reports back on his DJ set, the one he was fretting over last week. One week less than last week nine more months until ATP NY [sigh].
Hugs and Kisses
The Down Under Outbursts of Everett True
This week: ATP Australia, part two
So t ... More >>