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Music Interview

In My Room

by Cory Perla

A band’s creative process doesn’t always begin when the first notes of an album are recorded or even when the first lyrics are scribbled into a blank notebook. For Philadelphia-based psychedelic rock band Dr. Dog, the creation of their latest, soul-inspired album, B-Room, began with a hammer and nails rather than a pen and paper.

The News, Briefly

The Marinelli-Go-Round

by Geoff Kelly

Housing Authority Pays Hodgson Russ $1.16 Million Over Two Years

by Geoff Kelly

Getting a Grip

Hillary vs. The 99 Percent

by Michael I. Niman

Just over two years after the inception of Occupy Wall Street, and one year after the corporate media wrote it off as dead, an unabashed progressive, Bill de Blasio, took the movement’s rhetoric and mobilized the 99 percent to give him a landslide victory over four decades of class war against poor and working New Yorkers.

Art Scene

The Collaborative Work of Public School Students and Professional Architects at CEPA

by Jack Foran

Benedict J. Fernandez's Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Buffalo Center for Art and Technology

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

A Woman of No Importance

by Anthony Chase

Josephine Hogan’s production of Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance is delightfully satisfying on so many levels. Her steady directorial hand has guided the company through Wilde’s epigram-packed script, from witticism to witticism, with an even pace, fueled by emotional suspense.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 2, Week 1: ronaldraygun vs. The Anti-Bodies

CONGRATULATIONS TO FOLKFACES! They just won the first of of our live contests, playing before a sold-out house at Nietzsche’s this past Friday. With that win, they proceed to the big show in June.

Classical Music Notes

Three Into Two

by Jan Jezioro

The early January doldrums of the local classical music scene officially ended last weekend with a pair of outstandingly programmed concerts in which Buffalo Philharmonic musicians figured prominently.

Film Reviews

The Invisible Woman

by M. Faust

Merrily We Roll Along

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, January 24 - Thursday, January 30)

Flim Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Jay Z featuring Timbaland, this Thursday, January 30th at the First Niagara Center.

You Auto Know

Reaching Back...

by Jim Corbran

Now you’d think that last week’s blizzard would have afforded the perfect opportunity to test-drive the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited. And perhaps it would have been, if the folks at Northtown Jeep would have delivered it warmed-up to my driveway.

Lit City

Book Review - Little Failure: A Memoir

by Aidan Quinn

Keeping Your Resolution to Write More in 2014

by Emily Penna

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

A veteran University of Colorado administrator is on forced leave after her sideline made news in December. Resa Cooper-Morning, 54, “cultural diversity coordinator” in the ethnic studies department at CU Denver, also ran a phone-sex business for which she took calls ($1.49 a minute, “phone sex that will rock every part of your body,” according to her website) during hours she worked for the university.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Aquarian author Georges Simenon (1903-1989) wrote more than 200 novels under his own name and 300 more under pseudonyms. On average, he finished a new book every 11 days. Half a billion copies of his books are in print. I’m sorry to report that I don’t think you will ever be as prolific in your own chosen field as he was in his.