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 >>
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 >>
Guitar Hero fans attempt to look sexy while playing video games. Results are inconclusive.
Don't Call Them Spinal Tap! The Theatre Collective Banana Bag & Bodice Love Myths and Beer.
I write this not to praise Tony Hendra, but to defend a provably innocent victim
Seminal speedmetal thrashers, despised by their own fans, seek and find psychiatric help
Stressing value of therapy, directors issue anti-laughter edict
Indie Mormon Cinema Attempts a Mainstream Conversion
Give 'Em Hell, Harry!
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen