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 >>
Last September, Eleanor Friedberger flew out to Los Angeles with two goals in mind. First, she met with producer Eric Broucek to discuss the songs they had recently finished recording for her sophomore effort, Personal Record, a 12-song collection that showcases her work as a burgeoning indie-rock ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best shows around the city this week, in no particular order.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 23, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 15 Scenes by Howard Smith VALERIE [SOLANAS] was back in court last Friday. This time to find out whether the court psychiatric clinic report agreed with Mattawan State Hospital's verdict when it release ... More >>
all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithDon't care what you say, Thurston still looks bad-ass The Anthology Film Archives celebrated its 40th anniversary last night at the Hiro Ballroom. The scene was, by all accounts, an intimately swanky affair--reserved tables started at $500; mezzanine tickets cost $99 ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneThese Are Powers' Pat getting his temperature taken in China In the week leading up to All Points Wet (har har), vandals insulted the word "gay" in describing Coldplay, we came up with suggestions for a Beastie Boys tribute on Friday at All Points West, and there were plenty of ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca Smeyne While you were busy shrieking at the East River stormclouds this past weekend, some of our locals were overseas for Fuji Rock, a gorgeously run three-day Japanese music festival. There were approximately 130,000 attendees, Oasis, Weezer, and Franz Ferdinand as headliner ... More >>
Same clothes, different venue. Photos by Rebecca Smeyne Japanese Motors Friendly Fires Pianos October 23 "This is our last song," said Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane at Brooklyn Vegan's Thursday afternoon showcase--surely the eight, ninth, or twenty-first last song this ubiquitous quartet h ... More >>
Last week's prediction: About time for one of those winsome, short-haired female trip-hop devotees... Not to harp on this, but it is precisely by keeping an eye on these type of spots—e.g. iTunes, America's predominant music retailer and the place where all sorts of sophisticated licensing agree ... More >>
The Virgins at All Points West, photo by Rebecca Smeyne Chromeo kicked off my second day here at APW. I saw the electro-funk duo a few months back at Bonnaroo, and the gig was incredible, largely due to the dramatic accompanying light show. At APW they played at 2:30pm, which isn't prime-time as fa ... More >>
Go find something you like at the All Points West Festival
(Or, Some Songs That Won't Really Make It All Better, But Might Help Get You Through the Next Hour)
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