Top Music Turkeys and Other Assorted Goodies

Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire:

piechart.jpgHip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually.

An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jimi Hendrix and Keith Moon playing Chuck Berry songs while James Brown's sweat poured from the sky” occurs when Redd Kross rocks San Francisco. You can read about it here.

Step aside, Duncan Hills! Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is about to unleash the most metal coffee of all time.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the top music turkeys of 2007: Bono, Britney and Eddie Van H, plus lots more!

This live review follows Fall Out Boy as it brings the pyrotechnics, Jumbotron projections and acoustic set to the arena, doing its bit to prove that MySpace emo is the new hair metal.

Andrew Broder of Fog reviews the reviews of his latest album.

“A reckless persona and … rapacious appetite for drugs and women.” Eulogizing Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the third anniversary of his death.

This live review finds Jon Spencer slipping into a an unironic self-parody of the acts he used to parody, creating a sort of self-sustaining meta-parody loop. But the opening band was good!

Bay Area group the Coup are a little bit rock and roll, a little bit hip-hop and all Communist (seriously), and they rocked a set that put the party back in … well, you know.

A dense, intense foray into history’s seminal space rock outfit Hawkwind. Did you know Lemmy of Motorhead used to be in Hawkwind?

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