Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
Yesterday, Bob Dylan's website released a bonkers interactive music video to "Like a Rolling Stone." Its media player, concocted by a company called Interlude, lets you experience a few minutes of flipping through a satellite TV hookup on which everyone is lip-synching to the 48-year-old classic. A ... More >>
After five years former Non-Phixion member Ill Bill has finally released his latest solo album, The Grimey Awards. The record looks to continue his gritty New York boom-bap vision that help defined the city's alternative rap underground in the late '90s. We spoke to Bill about the people in his life ... More >>
Bob Fosse's landmark 1972 movie of Cabaret--which was deemed so swirlingly brilliant it beat The Godfather for the Best Director Oscar--will be shown for free at the Ziegfeld, where it originally premiered, on January 31. And some pretty special people are coming, namely Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey ... More >>
A mass shooting took place at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado last night. Aurora is a suburb of Denver, a short distance from the suburb Columbine, where 13 people were killed in a mass shooting in 1999. Although initial stories reported 14 dead, WNYC's The Takeawa ... More >>
Measuring the prospects of a new crop of independent distributors
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
According to A View From a Goon (obviously an unimpeachable source -- oh, Wikipedia says so too), today is the 60th anniversary of the first Road Runner cartoon's debut. Hard to believe "Fast and Furry-ous" is from 1949, though the noisy version above makes it seem like a relic from the early soun ... More >>
photo via Robyn Frankly baffled that there's any mystery as to who's responsible for the purple squiggly "Who Watches the Watchmen?" that's been sprayed around Manhattan over the last week. The phrase is a recurring device in the comic juggernaut, a citizen outcry during a police labor strike, angr ... More >>
Brother, can you spare $12?
Rising Down's nuanced dystopia threatens to overwhelm the guy at its center
A professor makes it safe to love Speedy Gonzalez
A deep-house icon who dabbles in the occasional crossover pop smash
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Or, I hear what you're saying, but what exactly do you mean?
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
It's spacey local rockers the Secret Machines, opening their new album cycle by making a movie
Sundance distribution deals and the science of no-sleep
We didn't get what we wanted but we haven't entirely lost what we had
Pilgrims & Profiteers on A Cross-Country Crusade
For the compulsive agoraphobe: Stay-at-home cinema
Five movies that make us remember why we love the Big Apple
Young executives keep cinephilia alive in the indie film industry's post-bust recovery
These Boots Were Made for Nothing
Jazz Competes With Its Past, Settles for the Hard Sell
The Pros Come to Run, but the Playground Legends Still Own Rucker
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.
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