The Village Voice

Print Music Features
Nick Didkovsky’s Residency Mounts Elite Music and Obscure Alice Cooper Cuts
Hitmaker Nile Rodgers Goes D.I.Y. with the FreakOut! Let’s Dance Festival
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Shares His Photos in “Show Me What You’re Made Of
The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City (contributor)
Testament’s Alex Skolnick Went From Geek to Guitar God
THOR: The House That Rock Built
Music Interviews
John Dyer Baizley on Baroness’ Purple and the Trauma Behind It: “I’ll Be Suffering From It For the Rest of My Life”
Sawyer Fredericks on Shyness, Dark Songs, and Life After The Voice
The Sword Dish Out Road Wisdom: Drink Hotel Coffee, Order Your Synth on eBay
Alice Cooper Bandmates Reflect on “Pretties for You” and Kachina the Snake
The Zombies “Still Got That Hunger” for NYC in the Sixties
Metal Allegiance: What Happens When “Three Famous Musicians and a Nobody” Get in a Room?
Bikini Kill Discuss the Re-Issue of Their First Album & Feminism in the Cyber Age
Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker Reflects on 50 Years of Rock
Nile Rodgers on New CHIC Songs and Keeping at It: “Nobody Would Ask Eric Clapton to Stop Playing the Blues”
The Mavericks Live Up to Their Name: “We’re Too Country for Miami, Too Cuban for Nashville”
King Diamond: Your Friendly, Cat-Loving Neighborhood Satanist
Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Remembers His New York City Youth
Sex, Knives and Veganism: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Doyle From the Misfits
Reba McEntire’s Got a Hungry Heart on Love Somebody
For Amanda Palmer, Her Return to Music Is Like “Getting in Bed with an Old Lover”
Behemoth’s Nergal: Taking a Page from His Satanic Bible
GWAR Love New York City, Still Want to Kill All the Humans
Alex Skolnick’s Planetary Coalition Breaks All the Rules
Let Brooklyn’s Mortals Punish You
OG Feminist Rockers Frightwig Still Blazing a Trail
Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett Loved the Beavis & Butt-head Spoofs
Alice Cooper: Now, “You Can’t Shock an Audience”
How Facing Manslaughter Charges Saved Randy Blythe of Lamb of God’s Life (Interview with filmmaker Don Argott and Randy Blythe)
Luc Lemay of Gorguts Talks Tibet and Intellectual Death Metal
Nile Rodgers Explains the “Deep Hidden Meaning” of “Get Lucky”
Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster and the Architecture of Horror Music
Raven’s John Gallagher Once Locked Lars Ulrich In a Bathroom
Torche Are Happy, Think Nickelback Are Garbage
Meshuggah’s Mårten Hagström
Why French Death Metal Band Gojira Don’t Sing About Death
Thinning the Herd’s Gavin Spielman Speaks About the Death of Their Drummer Rick Cimato
Brooklyn Metal Bar Saint Vitus Bar Just Launched A New Record Label Because HELL YEAH!
Exclusive Interview: Dethklok’s Skwisgaar Skwigelf
Royal Thunder’s MLNY Parsons Kicks Ass, Drives a Haunted Van
Lamb of God Discusses Life After Manslaughter Charges, and the OG LoG
“You Don’t Need A College Degree To Rock” and Other Words of Wisdom From Teenage Thrash Band ShitKill
Soundtrack for a Hurricane: DIY Band Meek Is Murder Says “The Meek Will Not Inherit the Earth.”
Paul Stanley On Rock and Rolling All Night and Partying Every Day (reposted from LA Weekly)
The Very Busy Phil Anselmo Talks Beatles And Blues Before Show At Best Buy Theater
Saint Vitus the Band Talk About Playing Saint Vitus the Venue
Other Music Blog Posts
The 5 Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2015, Unranked
The 17 Hottest Heavy Metal Hot Sauces
Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa Breathe New Life Into Old New York
Here’s How Alice Cooper Came Up with His Iconic Look (excerpt from Dennis Dunaway memoir)
San Fermin Establishes “Next Big Thing” Status on Their Home Turf in Brooklyn
Hull Say Goodbye to Brooklyn Metal with Heavy, Heartfelt Final Concert
The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2014: Our List Goes to 11
Father/Son NYC Grindcore Band Vomit Fist’s New Video is 48 Seconds of Blood and Puke
Heavy Metal Spin Class Is a Thing
Eight (More) 2013 Metal Albums That Deserve Your Attention
This Is What An Exclusive Album Listening Party With Dream Theater Looks Like
Alice Cooper – Beacon Theatre – 7/18/13
A Track-By-Track Analysis of Black Sabbath’s New Album 13
The Best Bands Featuring the Album Art of John Dyer Baizley
Escape – Saint Vitus – 4/29/13
Raven – Saint Vitus – 4/21/13
Absu – Saint Vitus – 4/11/13
What Makes NYC Metal?
Suffocation (And a Guy with a Chainsaw) – Saint Vitus – 4/5/13
The Best Metal Shows in NYC This Month (A/K/A Extended Saint Vitus Listings)
The Mavericks – Bowery Ballroom – 2/25/13
Graveyard – Bowery Ballroom – 1/25/13
These Artists Should Sell Coffins As Merch
Dethklok – Roseland Ballroom – 11/14/12
The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
High on Fire – Bowery Ballroom & Music Hall of Williamsburg – 11/30 & 12/1
Live: Corrosion of Conformity’s Show Stolen By Royal Thunder
Live: Witch Mountain Bring A Little Too Much Polish To Saint Vitus
Lasers, Inquisition, And A Cameo By The Wanted: The 10 Most Metal Moments of Saint Vitus’s One-Year Anniversary Week
PazzNJop Ballots
New York PazzNJop Critics (2012)
New York PazzNJop Critics (2011)
New York PazzNJop Critics (2009)
New York PazzNJop Critics (2008)
Theatre Reviews
The Awake: Three Engaging Stories Collide in Ken Urban’s Drama
Fringe Marathon: The Spider Tops Our Roundup of 10 Shows
Game Play: Celebrating Video Games Onstage
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman in Sontag: Reborn