A distinct subgenre of heavy metal called "folk metal" has developed over the past few decades. Spawning from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the mid '80s in Europe, the harmonies and melodies of power metal, were combined with traditional instrumental folk music to create a visceral, nature- ... More >>
Last night the multiple stages of Global Fest played host to more strong female headliners than ever before. This was deservedly a point of pride for the event's co-producers. Earth Mother energy was so pervasive in this year's lineup that even most of bands led by men had the wisdom to include wome ... More >>
Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
The last time we checked in with Amy Klein, the Titus Andronicus guitarist/violinist told us about the genesis of the Brooklyn-based activist group Permanent Wave, which has since put on protests, panel discussions, and concerts. Between organizing benefit concerts and playing with both Titus ... More >>
Mark Rylance and Jez Butterworth mess with English folkdom
As William Blake might have put it, "Little lamb kidney, who made thee?" There's a fine line between yuck and yum, and tomorrow Fork in the Road will be walking that tightrope, as we sniff out the strangest, stinkiest, bloodiest, most organ laden, and generally most extreme dishes the city h ... More >>
My Soul to Take: Unconscionable price gouging.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 27, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 15 Rolling Stoned with Joyous 'Pornographer' By Stephanie Harrington Ed Sanders: "Fuck You" editor - publisher - printer - conceiver. Fugs founder. Pharoah fancier fantastic. Classicist, cigar store cle ... More >>
Taxicab Confessions this isn't.
Hailing the oft-derided genius of these bloat-tastic motherfuckers
This play actually resembles a bad sitcom written by George Bernard Shaw
A post-strike round-up: four Broadway openings, plus a little Off-Broadway Darwinism
Dislocation, Disappearance, and DJs at P.S. 122
Following the paper trail from downtown zines to the digital revolution
The season's smartest double bill is a match made in heaven and hell
Old-timey crooner shows surprising swagger
Lightness of being: Van Sant's existential Kurt Cobain movie is an opaque masterpiece
Los Lobos Tienen Mucho Frio
Going Ape in Chelsea
The Lower East Sides First Underground Band Refuses to Burn Out
Blake Brings Heaven and Hell to the Met
Art's Bad Boys Mark Their Targets