Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs.
At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
After weeks of voting, impassioned campaigns, comment-section arguments, and matchups that seemed nearly impossible to come down on one side of, Sound of the City's take on March Madnessin which we set out to crown the quintessential New York musician of the past 57 years, with a field that e ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week. Keep up with all the action here.
Both these acts scored upset victories in the first round of the Uptown bracket, with pioneering rock'n'roll songwriters Leiber & Stoller trouncing the sixth-seeded ... 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 under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today's first match pits "Empire State Of Mind" ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Mourners spoke against trans violence outside Camila's apartmentAbout a hundred people gathered on 110th Street, "Tito Puente Way," in East Harlem last night to remember the life of Camila Guzman. The vigil, sponsored by the Anti-Violence Project, took place outside of Camila's apartment, whe ... More >>
Grand Wizzard Theodore, Illstyle and Peace Productions, Hip-Hop Kung Fu, and more
Simpson Street, Casita Maria
Saturday, August 6
Better than: Cowboys & Aliens.
"Some of you might say I'm preaching to the choir," Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon, a former Zulu Nation member and our master of ... More >>
Boogaloo! with Spanglish Fly, DJ Turmix
Friday, July 8
Better than: Paying twice as much to watch the same crowd drink and not dance.
It could have been a disastersubway service to Loisaida was screwed up (again), it was raining, one of the club's turntables was on the fritz, ... More >>