You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about lies ahead for music lovers in 2013. H ... More >>
Dozens of Harlem residents proudly blew whistles yesterday in order to sound the alarm on Stop and Frisk. The protest was a part of a city wide demonstration across all five boroughs led by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. The group is urging New Yorkers to blow whistles anytime they witness a ... More >>
Sometimes cultural icons are known for their contributions to a culture, but the individual behind the talent gets lost in the sauce. Having designed a lot of rap groups' early logos, Eric Haze is one of these individuals whose work you see daily, but whose face and name you may not be familiar wit ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Andy Beta goes inside the record label recently launched by the downtown music emporium Other Music.
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Michaelangelo Matos examines the state of the EP, a format of recorded music that's become more popular for artists of all genresfrom R&B singer Miguel (above) to country superstar Dierks Bentleylooking to keep up in the digital age. Also, Brian C ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: I head to B.B. King's for a show by R&B sex-jam-crafter Ginuwine; and Michaelangelo Matos treks to JamaicaQueens, that isto talk to the people behind VP Records, the country's largest independent reggae label.
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I dive into Jack White's relatively menalcholy new album Blunderbuss, and Andy Beta talks to the legendary house producers the Burrell Brothers about their days of crafting dance music in a New Jersey basement.
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Michaelangelo Matos profiles Daniel Martin-McCormick, the Brooklyn electronic musician with widespread acclaim and punk rock roots; Jesse Jarnow talks to Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, who just released his first solo album; and I defend the boy band against the sn ... More >>
Annabel MehranJoanna Newsom. This week in the Village Voice, out now: Grayson Currin examines the state of the freak-folk scene, which eight years ago seemed to dominate the American indie landscape; and J. Pablo talks to Jim Jones about chess, TV, and the meaning of the "Vampire Life."
Photo by Daniel Krieger [Update: As of 4:45 on the first day they were available, VIP tickets sold out, and regular ($50) tickets are going fast.] Today is the day tickets finally go on sale for Choice Eats, The Village Voice's pioneering and relatively cheap food festival, now in its fifth ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, on newsstands now: Maura connects the dots between David Lee Roth, whom she saw perform with Van Halen last Thursday, and Kanye West, whom she saw go nuts on Twitter the night before; then Chris Steffen profiles the perennially uncool Monster Magnet. Meanwhile, we retur ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Andy Beta traces the rise of the New York disco big band Escort, whose long-in-the-works debut album has finally arrived (get a taste here); I talk about Lady Gaga's status as the biggest pop starexcept on the charts; and our New Year's Eve guide ... More >>
Megan CullenSepalcure. In this week's Village Voice, out now: Jay Smooth talks to the charmed Canadian MC Drake about his efforts to step up his lyrical game on his second album, Take Care; Michaelangelo Matos chats with the Brooklyn bass duo Sepalcure about making music for Black Swan and th ... More >>
Ben LozovskyA member of SHINee soars above the MSG crowd on Sunday night. In this week's Village Voice: A few notes on the 10th birthday of the iPod; Andy Beta talks to Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never about his label Software and his rapidly amassing list of other tasks; and Michael T ... More >>
Sometime in the 1990s, I was brought over to meet Shelley Winters at a publicity party. She was the onetime bombshell who'd method-acted her way into two Oscars as she turned into a first-rate character actress adept at blowsy supporting roles. I was introduced, naturally, as being from The Villag ... More >>
Andy Humm and Ann Northrop have long brought important LGBT issues into the open with their stimulating Gay USA show. And on tonight's program [11 PM to midnight, Channel 34]. they welcome me into their midst for a real Humm-dinger. As Andy e-blasted to the world:
This week in the Village Voice, on newsstands now: I look at the intimacy achieved at shows by Kenny Chesney (at left, with Zac Brown) and Beyoncé; Puja Patel on Resident Advisor's 10th-anniversary party and its secret headliner; and Mikael Wood talks to Power 105 Live headliner Kelly Rowlan ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out now: Michael Tedder speaks to rock evangelist Matt Pinfield (left) as 120 Minutes returns to MTV; Dan Weiss looks back on the recently revitalized Archers of Loaf; and Ray Cummings talks to the high-concept act Cave Bears.
Run down to The Greenwich Village Follies at Manhattan Theatre Source, and when they ask the trivia question about a certain newspaper that started in 1955, yell, "The Village Voice!" You'll win a free condom. You should run there anyway because the revue -- a loosely structured glimpse at ... More >>
The icing on The Situation.Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who graced the cover of The Village Voice's Queer Issue last week -- much to his own surprise -- celebrated his 28th birthday with a bevy of ladies at Tenjune in the Meatpacking district. People reports that the rea ... More >>
Every year, The Village Voice holds their own awards ceremony for theater free from the pomp, circumstance, and promotional intent towards profit that most other Dog and Pony extravaganzas do: The Obies. And the awesomeness that was this year's was no exception. Voice theater critic and Obie ... More >>
As most in the world of media reporting are aware, one of the Voice's sister papers, SF Weekly, was sued by a competitor, SF Bay Guardian, and almost two years ago the Guardian won a $15 million verdict. SF Weekly is appealing that decision, and that appeal should be heard this year. Just re ... More >>
We're taking the Public Radio fund-drive approach to Twitter. Support your local Village Voice food bloggers by going to Twitter right now, and clicking "follow!" In return, you'll get a tote bag with the Village Voice logo on it, and a free subscription to the New Yorker. No, actually there's no to ... More >>
The September 11, 2001 issue of the Village Voice was delayed so that some relevant material could be inserted. Alisa Solomon, who had spent much of the previous month in Israel, where terror bombings were more common, gave a firsthand report on the World Trade Center attacks. She had been do ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMay 30, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 32The Village Voice 'Obies,' 1962-63The Voice handed out its Eighth Annual "Obie" Awards in a somewhat chaotic but spirited ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Village Gate. Invited theatre people and well-wishers d ... More >>
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