By all accounts, Imagine Dragons are having a very, very good week. They began it with their performance with Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys last Sunday, which was one of the most lauded of the evening. They took home the statuette--or the Blue Ivy Sippy Cup, as it's now known--for Best Rock Performa ... More >>
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Slim Whitman's Yodeling Country Songs. In an attempt to help avoid gift-giving mishegas this season, we've taken the stress out of speculating what your favorite mosher might hope to find under his blackened hull of a Christmas tree. (Or what ... More >>
Last week, we unveiled our 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013. But, it's been such a great year for metal that we've decided to acknowledge some additional heavy albums worth the neck soreness they'll cause you post-headbanging. With a shout-out to some local bands, here are eight (more) metal albums that ... More >>
Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>
About three-fourths of the way through our phone interview, Travis Morrison admits he's hungover. "We had a housewarming party last night," says the charismatic frontman for recently reunited indie stalwarts the Dismemberment Plan, "and I get really, really drunk at my own parties. It's probably not ... More >>
Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
Tomorrow is America's 237th birthday, but it also has the unfortunate distinction of marking seven years since the demise of one of the finest series of music programming ever broadcast. BET Un:Cut was an hour block of hip-hop videos that aired at 3:00 a.m. ET that specialized in the racier side of ... More >>
Gentrified Brooklyn can be a rough place for the struggling artiste, what with ever-ballooning rent prices, subway breakdowns, and feeling of being in a constant state of catching up. But all three of those basic roadblocks can be an inspiring launching pad tooyou've got to work hard to make ... More >>
The 54th Grammy Awards mark the combination of the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance awards into the single category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, which is why Mastodon and Sum 41 are up for the same award. Historically, the metal category has been one of the most confounding ... More >>
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf is a talkative guy. What was supposed to be a 30-minute interview to preview his band's performance of the 1995 album Dopes To Infinity at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday stretched into 90, as he took off and ran with subjects like how his band has been pi ... More >>
In this week's Voice, we profiled the Rapture, recently re-signed to DFA Records. Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Gabriel Andruzzi are voluble guys, so there was plenty of material that we couldn't fit into the story. Here are a few pieces from our interviews that touch on the band's early ... More >>
One of the more surreal moments in television history happened one superlate evening in 1989, when Sonic Youth appeared on the avant-garde-leaning music program Night Music on the severely avant-lacking NBC network. With downtown skuzz buddy Don Fleming playing SY's "manager on keyboards" ... More >>
Tony HendraA website called The Final Edition launched today as a mock version of the New York Times website with the giant headline, "The New York Times, World's Newspaper of Record, Closes Its Doors Forever." (The lead photo shows the Times building in flames.) In layout, the homepage looks ... More >>
It's totally awesome to have Tom Breihan around here... AC/DC Madison Square Garden November 13, 2008 Photos by David Atlas In the wake of the absurdly huge first-week sales of Wal-Mart-only comeback album Black Ice, The Guardian's Alex Petridis theorized that AC/DC album sales are a great econo ... More >>
"Happy, Happy Halloween—Halloween—Halloween. . ." Sung to the tune of "London Bridges," that's the insinuating jingle accompanying the TV ads for Silver Shamrock masks, and once you've seen Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982) you'll never get that blasted melody out of your head. John Carpe ... More >>
The Waco Brothers play the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday, June 3rd. "[The Waco Brothers] had a number of different names. We started off, I think, as Jon Boy and Deano... Then it was Ranch Quake. . . Elephant Ears was one. We'd play and it'd be so awful, you know, that we'd change the name for the n ... More >>
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