• Julien Baker Wows Bowery Ballroom
    April 28 at 1:45 p.m. by Alex Pines

    "This time last year, Baker was a pretty normal college student studying English at Middle Tennessee State University, outside Nashville. Then, her debut album, Sprained Ankle, came out in October, and suddenly she was the center of the music…

  • Bad Habit Dance Party Celebrates Prince at Lot 45
    April 25 at 12:26 p.m. by Maro Hagopian

    Hot Rabbit's Brooklyn party, Bad Habit turned it out over the weekend at Lot 45 in Bushwick. DJ RosyQ and DJ Chaotic spun tunes — including the most requested song of the night, Prince's "Kiss." Crimson Kitty, Omari Mizrahi, and the House of…

  • The Faces of Holi in Brooklyn
    April 25 at 6:52 a.m. by C.S. Muncy

    The annual Festival of Colors: Holi NYC celebration took place at a lot on Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn over the weekend. Thousands of people came together to praise the coming of spring, harvests, unity, joy...and to douse each other in colorful…


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  • Prince Fans Mourn at First Avenue in Minneapolis
    April 22 at 10 a.m. by Mike Madison

    Hands were up, eyes were closed, and tears were falling as thousands of fans were in the streets of Minneapolis singing along to "Purple Rain" outside of First Avenue on the night of Prince's passing on April 21, 2016. After on-and-off rain all…

  • New York Honors the Purple One on Prince Street
    April 22 at 9:30 a.m. by Nate 'Igor' Smith

    Prince fans flocked to Prince Street in Manhattan to honor the musician with street art, balloons, flowers, and some creative subway sign modification.  Photos by Nate "Igor" Smith for the Village Voice

  • Spike Lee Throws a Prince Memorial Party in Brooklyn
    April 22 at 9 a.m. by Nate 'Igor' Smith

    After the announcement of Prince's sudden passing on April 21, Spike Lee announced an impromptu memorial party at 40 Acres in Brooklyn. Hundreds showed up in purple to honor the music legend and pay their respects with other fans.  Photos by…

  • Sturgill Simpson Rocks Rough Trade
    April 22 at 12:05 a.m. by Nicole Fara Silver

    Sturgill Simpson packed Rough Trade for a special, intimate performance of A Sailor's Guide to EarthPhotos by Nicole Fara Silver for the Village Voice

  • Nothing Compares 2 U: Prince Dance Party at the Apollo
    April 21 at 11:15 p.m. by Jason Speakman

    The Apollo Theater hosted a spontaneous dance party after Prince's passing was announced on April 21. The theater quickly changed their marquis to display lyrics from "Purple Rain" and to memorialize the musician: "In Honor of the Beautiful One,…

  • Australian Rockers the Griswolds Take Over Warsaw and Webster Hall
    April 20 at 3:24 p.m. by Nicole Fara Silver

    Australian rockers the Griswolds played packed shows at both Warsaw and Webster Hall.  Photos by Nicole Fara Silver for the Village Voice

  • The Faces of the New York Persian Parade
    April 17 at 8:45 p.m. by Sachyn Mital

    NYC's 2016 Persian Parade took place on a perfect April Sunday afternoon. Throngs of people gathered along Madison Avenue to watch the procession of floats, bands, dancers, and organizations participating in this year's huge event.  Photos by…

  • The Faces of Record Store Day 2016
    April 17 at 9 a.m. by Emily Tan

    Music lovers and vinylphiles all over the country headed to their local, independent record stores on April 16 to celebrate Record Store Day. While many waited on lines since dawn, New Yorkers ventured to shops like Rough Trade, Other Music,…

  • Scenes From the Brooklyn Debate With Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
    April 15 at 12:45 a.m. by C.S. Muncy

    Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton finally held their highly anticipated Brooklyn debate at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Tension rose more so than usual as the candidates sparred ahead of New York's primary election on Tuesday, April…

  • Shut Down Trump Protestors Take to the Streets in NYC
    April 14 at 11:55 p.m. by Jason Speakman

    Protestors gathered at Grand Central's Grand Hyatt Hotel on April 14 to protest Donald Trump. The Republican candidate spoke at the hotel for a gala about New York values while protestors waved signs and chanted outside. Meanwhile, Democratic…

  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Rock Webster Hall
    April 14 at 12:31 p.m. by Alex Pines

    "A Man Alive is a not-so-subtle reminder that we all have pain, we all have trauma. We all have bad days on the train, or tension in our relationships. For Thao Nguyen, dancing has always equaled reclamation of the body and spirit. That’s why she’s…

  • The Kills Take Over Warsaw
    April 14 at 12:31 p.m. by Alex Pines

    Chaos and near-destruction are themes that recur throughout the Kills' Ash & Ice, mirroring the fluctuations that marked its production. From the unrelenting frankness of "Hard Habit to Break," which explores the addictiveness of attraction, to the…

  • Dos Equis' 'Most Interesting Man in the World' Auctions Off His Treasures
    April 14 at 8:15 a.m. by Emily Tan

    After throwing a wild party at Wall Street last November, the Most Interesting Man in the World has decided to say goodbye to earth and take a one-way trip to Mars. Lucky for us, he decided to leave his most prized possessions behind for all his…

  • Bernie Sanders Rally Brings Thousands to Washington Square Park
    April 14 at 12:45 a.m. by Jason Speakman

    Bernie Sanders held a rally in Washington Square Park, one day ahead of his highly anticipated debate with Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn. Nearly 30,000 people turned up for the chilly Wednesday night rally, equipped with signs, stickers, and a…

  • Wylie Dufresne Lends His Expertise to Soho Tiffin Junction
    April 13 at 10 a.m. by Bradley Hawks

    For the past two years Soho Tiffin Junction has served only lunch, which has proved popular with NYU students and, according to social media, actress Phylicia Rashad. Dinner launched in early March; Jawahar Chirimar, Wylie Dufresne, and head chef…

  • Partying with Parker Posey and Vince Clarke at the Morbid Anatomy Gala
    April 13 at 1:59 a.m. by Santiago Felipe

    New York's most macabre museum hosted its second annual gala at the Bell House with honorary chairperson Parker Posey. At the after party, electronic musician Vince Clarke DJ'd for the crowd as they got up close and personal with crabs, lizards,…

  • The Faces of Bernie Sanders's Brooklyn Rallies in Flatbush and Greenpoint
    April 9 at 8:30 a.m. by Sarah Ferguson

    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took to Brooklyn on April 8, organizing two rallies in Flatbush and Greenpoint on a blustery day. Sanders addressed the crowds, talking about jobs, the Panama Papers, and the future of his political revolution:…



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