Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Last week, as a self-assigned endurance test (and out of an occasional true interest in the subject matter), I attended as many CMJ panels as I possibly could -- the good, the bad, the sparsely attended, and the boring -- with a tape recorder, a cup of iced coffee (not quite willing to submit to the ... More >>
Rent has returned to off-Broadway, as I noted in my review the other day. And that reminds me that in one of the original versions of the show's song "La Vie Boheme"--a bouncy chronicling of the people and things that have inspired bohemian culture--composer Jonathan Larson included my name! ... More >>
Police have actually arrested rock icon Lou Reed's manager for allegedly threatening to send Israeli hit men to go after a headhunter for the stars in a nasty squabble over an unpaid bill. In a complaint filed two weeks ago with the Midtown North Detective Squad, as the Voice first reported, ... More >>
"I don't want this façade of me diving into the indie scene - there's not a conscious effort to that at all." Back in '08, when Solange Knowles released her sophomore album, the daffy, Motown-checking Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, she sang "I'm no soul girl equipped with no afro." No ... More >>
Two New York rappers dreamed of stardom. MF Doom got it. MF Grimm didn't.
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
Sharpton's Confab Charges Music-Money Apartheid
Music Revolution or a King on the Loose?
Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York
What's the Real Agenda Behind the City's Official Millennium Committee?