It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
Warring activists cause a legendary public radio station to implode
Becky Cooper charts our lives
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. As the second half of August wrings the last drops of sweat from us, it's important to make the most of the time we have left before fall makes us feel like we have to go b ... More >>
The dungeon-black walls of the hip Ace Hotel's underground room, appropriately called Liberty Hall, are relieved by vintage speakers stacked floor-to-ceiling like a rock wall. The decorative recycling of defunct gear, lit with candles like a sanctuary, made a righteous backdrop for a reading of lett ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This weekend involved lots of semi-aimless wandering around the city for Debbie and me, for which we were rewarded with one strange new friend after another. It was ... More >>
This year's River to River Festival, which runs from June 19 to July 17, marks the 10th time that its mix of free shows takes over Lower Manhattan for the summer. The 2011 bill has a decidedly New York-centric bent, with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, and the New York City Op ... More >>
Murray Hill introduces the night's star attraction. The Kathleen Hannah Project The Knitting Factory Saturday, December 12 Better than: Any actual battle of the bands that I've ever attended. We are gathered here tonight at the Knitting Factory to praise Kathleen Hanna, not bury her. Though it ... More >>
Unhinged, raucous, gigantic. Pics by Sterling Taylor."I enjoy a good sleep," Holly Miranda told us yesterday, discussing the distinct snooze motif running through the Jealous Girlfriends singer's new woozy, eerily ethereal solo record, The Magician's Private Library, leading one to exp ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Michael Leonhart is a weird afro-funk merchant, a psychedelic dreamer, a dusty Bollywood record found under a mysterious stack, a walking issue of Wax Poetics, a twisted funkateer ready to mesmerize ... More >>
BAM unveils a new Antarctic symphony
Purple Fashion, which gave us yesterday's celebrity nude, has also published a hommage (N quite SFW) to the famous Annie Leibovitz photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, starring the couple's son, Sean Lennon. Only this time the man is fully dressed, and the woman -- Sean Lennon's model/girlfrien ... More >>
Courtesy Audio Visual Arts Karen O can pretty much wear whatever she wants and still get her point across, but there's no denying that her rainbow-collaged wardrobe--which ranges from space-age frocks to glow-in-the-dark Predator-esque jumpsuits--adds to the intensity and dynamic of every Yeah Yeah ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, chases a moving grand piano around the Gladstone Gallery. All images courtesy Gladstone Gallery. The artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are currently making their solo debut in a commercial New York gallery, 13 years after they firs ... More >>
Richard Leck, the East Village habitue whose death we reported two weeks ago, was buried today in Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Leck, 75, a former soldier, died of heart disease on Dec. 19 without next of kin. His friends had contacted the Voice because they feared that he would end u ... More >>
Beware the hair-dryer throne! The Art Parade returns for its third year.
Lennon rock doc is both poignant and topical
Two women choreograph peaceful climates in disastrous times
When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
New World's five-disc set brings back memories of a music simmering with rebellion
'Unmitigated Disaster' at the 50th Venice Biennale
Art's Bad Boys Mark Their Targets