The Village Voice newspaper has been a fixture in NYC since 1955 and it has a unique reputation.
Right from the start, while there were important pieces on NYC politics and poltics generally it has long carved out a special space through it’s reporting of arts, culture, music, dance, film and theatre.
And of course it was going strong in that time in the 60′s and 70′s when Greenwich Village was a centre for popular music, John Lennon was living in Manhattan and every musician in American and internationally was coming there to particpate in the blossoming of folk rock, rock and roll and every popular music genre you can think of.
Today The Village Voice, though it has changed in many respects, is still a leader in commenting on and exploring the NYC music scene. They have competitors such as New York Observer and Time Out.
But no music group coming to NYC comes without advertising in Village Voice and when you look at one of their regular blogs by Brittany Spanos on the best concerts on in NYC on any given weekend there’s a depth of knowledge and current musical know-how that isn’t really matched anywhere else, see here.
The video clip explores another way in which the Village Voice is trying to create a more relevant role for itself at a time when newspapers are foundering. Given it’s proud history let’s hope they succeed. COMMENT on how relevant you think The Village Voice is these days.