After leaking in demo form last night, Beyoncé's "Girls (Who Run The World)," the first single from her imminent album, has appeared in fuller form. The Diplo-produced track, which samples Major Lazer's "Pon de Floor," is a bit overstuffed, but fairly enjoyable. It starts off sounding like a ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice: It's the comics issue! We're celebrating by having Ben Westhoff talk about wine with Sadat X, host of YouTube's premier hip-hop-and-wine show True Wine Connoisseurs, and giving Greg Tate the opportunity to dissect Marsha Ambrosius' slightly Stepfordized new alb ... More >>
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self.
But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango!
In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
Careening around a dim warehouse and gripping a bowler hat like Liza Minnelli on uppers, Thom Yorke leaves no doubt of his dancing prowess in the clip for "Lotus Flower," the lead single off Radiohead's feverishly received eighth album, The King of Limbs. His delectably bizarre moves continue ... More >>
Last year, Burlesque was the only musical to hit the screen (unlike you count Camp Rock 2 and Scott Pilgrim), but somehow that was enough to make the genre catch fire again.
No fewer than three major divas are going ahead with large-scale movie musicals.
And interestingly, every one of them ... More >>
Travis Morrison, in a rare break from his stand-up-comedy routine. Pics by Jena Cumbo.The Dismemberment Plan
Saturday, January 29
Better Than: Back when they played shows with Death Cab for Cutie as the "Death and Dismemberment" tour.
Travis Morrison, frontman for freshly reun ... More >>
Kidding. That was just another attempt for me to get the Palin name into print so the whole family can become even more overexposed and hopefully implode.
It's actually Willow Smith--the little daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith--who looks ready to play Little Orphan Annie in a screen m ... More >>
Apparently it was a good time. Pics by Jeff Meltz/THECULTUREOFME, more below.Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Music Hall of Williamsburg/Public Assembly
Saturday, December 18
Better than: Last year's. (Seriously.)
A beer exploded on Public Assembly's stage Saturday night. It was a party t ... More >>
A thing that happened. Photo by Phil Freeman.In the week we debated whether 2010 was the best year for music ever (you guys know that was a joke, right?), we pitted Chris Brown against Katy Perry, Titus Andronicus against LCD Soundsystem, Taylor Swift against M.I.A., and house music against h ... More >>
Despite all sorts of curmudgeonly laws about transporting 10-year-olds across state lines, we are happy to report that the one and only Willow Smith will be in town next Saturday, performing at the Highline Ballroom as part of Power 105.1's Power Live Holiday Party. This and the fact that she ... More >>
No networking allowed. Pics by Puja, more below.The Martinez Brothers
Monday, November 22
Maneuvering our way around Good Units last night was a feat. While the Hudson Hotel's recently opened underground club is massive as far as hotel nightlife goes, we found ourselves shuffling ... More >>