Juvenile Performs Without a Stage at the Gift Shop

Photo by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice
Juvenile on Thursday at the Gift Shop
New Orleans rapper Juvenile performed sans stage on March 5 at the Gift Shop, a new retail/event-space concept inside Red Bull Studios New York (220 West 18th Street). The Gift Shop is a partnership with Alldayeveryday, the same folks who launched that zine pop-up The Newsstand at the Lorimer L/Metropolitan G station. The Gift Shop is open noon to 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice.

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Photos: JD McPherson at the Bowery Ballroom, 2/26/15

Photo by Jena Ardell for the Village Voice.
JD McPherson
Oklahoma native JD McPherson brought his modern-pop take on rockabilly and Fifties rock 'n' roll to the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, selling out the 575-person venue. Singer-songwriter Dylan Pratt opened the show. McPherson performed Tuesday on the Late Show With David Letterman and performs Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. His second album, Let the Good Times Roll, was released on February 10. Photos by Jena Ardell for the Village Voice.

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PHOTOS: The People of Googa Mooga

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Q: What's wet, sound-tracked by the condescending between-song banter from Father John Misty and contains a ton of bacon? A: Great GoogaMooga Saturday! Here now, photos of the beautiful, well-fed attendees.

All photos Laura June Kirsch.

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Photos: TNGHT's Fans Knew How to Have a Good Time at Webster Hall on April 17th

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TNGHT at Webster Hall. See more of Laura June Kirsch's photos here.

Their name may be truncated, but there was nothing restrained about TNGHT's show at Webster Hall on April 17th. Our photographer Laura June Kirsch was there to document the fun.

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Photos: People Air-Drumming to Rush At Barclays Last Night

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Last night Rush progged their way into Barclays Center. As we learned from Steve "This drummer is at the wrong gig" Moore yesterday, air-drumming is an essential part of the Rush live experience. We sent photographer Kaitlin Parry out to investigate.

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- Is every piece of Neil Peart's monstro drum set necessary? Abso-fucking-lutely, say the experts.

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Photos: The People and Hats of CMJ 2012

Categories: CMJ, Photos


Lots of people wore hats at CMJ this year. Here's proof. All photos Laura June Kirsch.

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- Photos: The People and Acts of CMJ 2012
- Photos: CMJ 2011

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CMJ, Hats

Photos: The People and Acts of CMJ 2012

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We spy Roxy Cottontail, Death Grips, Mykki Blanco, Vockah Redu, Skrillex('s haircut), (a) Joy Division (t-shirt), and a guy named Tim in these photos of faces in the crowd at this year's CMJ. Or a couple guys who look like they'd be named Tim, anyway. Give these beautiful people a look see. All photos Laura June Kirsch.

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- Photos: CMJ 2011
- Photots: CMJ Live Coverage

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The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos

Categories: Lists, Photos

Girl Talk, coming in at Number 16

By Daniel Hill

Here at SOTC Music HQ we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to look like anything. The final product should be utterly boring and should look like every single other press photo in the history of time. And so it goes...

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- The Ten Worst Moments On Girl Talk's All Day
- Nicky Minaj Is Probably Not Voting For Mitt Romney
- Live: Radiohead Brings The Chatering Class To Roseland

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Our Favorite Crowdsurfers At The 4Knots Music Festival

Willie Davis
It's surfing the crowd, not skating the crowd

There was a lot of energy at yesterday's 4Knots Music Festival, and some people decided to use it to propel themselves above the crowd—to middling results. Here, thanks to the crack shooting efforts of photographer Willie Davis, are a few notable shots of people engaged in the once-again-popular act of crowdsurfing, that storied practice of getting to know one's fellow concertgoers (or at least their outstretched hands) while ensuring oneself a better vantage point than the rest of them, if only for a few brief moments.

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Check Out A Bunch Of Pictures From Yesterday's 4Knots Music Festival

Willie Davis
I believe the children are our future.

There's lots of coverage of yesterday's 4Knots Music Festival coming throughout the day, but for now, why not ease into your Sunday with a slew of pictures chronicling the action onstage and in the lounge, shot by the eagle-eyed Willie Davis? If you were there, you might see yourself!