It's when Marnie Stern, bundled in a gold puffer jacket, steps away from the Starbucks counter that I see she's covered from waist down in day-glo, neon lemon shoes sticking out from electric cerulean pants declaring her the brightest person on the Upper East Side before she's even opened her mouth. ... More >>
Now that Christmas is over and the presents are all unwrapped, you have no excuse but to switch off the computer, get up, wrestle on a cardigan and a sweater vest, grab your smart phone, and hit the streets. Vacate. Go. Get out, and look at some Christmas lights. Because, look, your hood didn't risk ... More >>
For starters, Mick Barr is not in Hella. Never was. Sure, the diminutive, scraggly-haired, baseball-capped experi-metal guitarist overlord has collabbed with the San Franisco spazz-proggers' drummer, Zach Hill, on a slew of intense and brain-scorching shredders. But those were just one-offs. ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
Spurred on by our desire to get away from the cement inferno our city had become, Debbie and I ventured to what seemed like the ends of the Earth (or at least the c ... More >>
This has been Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We're sad to see it go.
Sleigh Bells frontlady Alexis Krauss, you deserved your ... More >>
You can make this young boy's dream come true by introducing him to Anderson Cooper
Thus far, Baths is most famous for his publicity shots, a stunningly fragile array of goofy portraits in which the electronic solo musician stands in old man's underwear, looking lost, sometimes accompanied by a gay ... More >>
Marnie Stern will cut you. Photo by David Torch.Local guitar wizard Marnie Stern is making a wonderful bid right now to become the Kanye West of indie-rock--she's cocky but shy, confident but self-deprecating, and more musically savvy than she gets credit for, even as she constantly pays homa ... More >>
"Mixed with alcohol, it seems to be a remedy for just about anything," says Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz on the topic of music. This is especially true with his own stuff: GB mash traditional gypsy paraphernalia (accordion, violin, Borat accent) with inebriated, smash-bottle-on-head punk fe ... More >>
--New York Governor David A. Paterson approves Jay-Z 's #1 spot on MTV's 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game list, and he let the cable channel know as much via e-mail. Vote-baiting, culture-critiquing gems included, "the MC that figures out that people 18 and older who got the right to vote in 1972 nev ... More >>
We'd be remiss if we failed to post the new Wavves song up on Terror Eyes today. The Zach Hill saga continues: first "Cool Jumper," the emphatically jumped-up premiere of Nathan Williams's new two-piece configuration, and now "Hula Hoop," which is unfinished, apparently, not that America would nec ... More >>
Nathan Williams's MySpace seems to indicate that Wavves have picked up a new, fulltime member--Zach Hill, who I guess we can stop identifying as a member of Hella, since he's also a member of every other band, ever. Anyway, Hill is up there, as far as ridiculous, bestial rock drummers go, a ... More >>
"You come and see us and it's three hours of getting punched in the face."
Hetero life partners Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala
The Mars Volta's guitarist and co-leader, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, seems possessed by an almost demonic energy. The fifth Volta album, Octahedron, will be released ... More >>