Patrick WilliamsThis week in the Voice music section: Tom Hull's Jazz Consumer Guide offers an overview of notable releases of recent vintage; karaoke scholar Brian Raftery talks to the people behind Karaoke Underground, which brings its culled-from-7-inches lineup to the Rock Shop this Satur ... More >>
Jason Moran, the hands-down champ. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis on Jason Moran, winner of the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll, Tom Hull on the state of the genre in 2010, the results, and a salute to the year's fallen, with a few we failed ... More >>
Pay Marva Whitney what you owe her. Photo courtesy of Marva Whitney/Soulpower Inc.In this week's Village Voice, Tom Hull's new Jazz Consumer Guide salutes bassists of all stripes, while Phillip Mlynar profiles funk legend and former James Brown protégé Marva Whitney.
Marnie Stern is not impressed. Photo by David Torch.In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell profiles the awesome Marnie Stern, Dan Weiss hails No Age's graduation to Their Own Sound, and Tom Hull strings together another edition of his Jazz Consumer Guide.
In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>
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In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla marvels at the brilliant stupidity of r&b lothario The-Dream. Theon Weber examines the calculated rebellion of Miley Cyrus. Jesse Serwer reports on the Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010, during which many of Jamaica's biggest act ... More >>
Shorn Jones, where the magic happens. Photo by Christopher FarberIn this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers talks with Brooklyn soul queen Sharon Jones, Tom Hull provides a new installment of his Jazz Consumer Guide, and Tad Hendrickson profiles Ethio-jazz godfather Mulatu Astatke.
In B ... More >>
Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before.
(He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!)
Francis Davis presi ... More >>
Vijay Iyer: Delightful deconstruction. Photo by Jimmy Katz/ACTIn this week's Village Voice, we present the fourth annual Village Voice Jazz Poll: Francis Davis on the winners, led by Vijay Iyer's Historicity and Darcy James Argue's victory as best debut, for Infernal Machines; Tom Hull's own ... More >>
Blakroc. This picture just stays being funny. Photo by Jonah SchwartzIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla parses Rated R, the new album from "publicly wounded robo-r&b ice princess" Rihanna, Tom Hull returns with another edition of his Jazz Consumer Guide, Phillip Mlynar chats with the ... More >>
Charles Hamilton, hitting deleteIn this week's Village Voice, Ben Detrick reports on rap's online overdose and the perils of allowing guys like Charles Hamilton anywhere near the Internet.
Tom Hull presents the summer edition of our Jazz Consumer Guide.
Phil Freeman celebrates the rebirth o ... More >>
Years ago, Ella Taylor interviewed Quentin Tarantino at his favorite Denny's. She returns to the scene to ask about Inglourious Basterds and his career. Tarantino is charmng, but if you want to be pissed at him, he does say things like, "A case can be made that I re-created the gangster fil ... More >>
You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief ... More >>
Cat Power photo by Stefano Giovannini
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla does live karaoke at the Apollo with Cat Power.
Tom Hull gives us 2009's first Jazz Consumer Guide.
Aidan Levy on downtown jazzbo Andrew D'Angelo's fight with cancer.
Annie Fischer remembers the young ... More >>