Author: Camille Dodero

  • The 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial Is Here

    Throw your dubs up, this year’s Juggomercial has finally arrived. It’s 23 minutes long, confirms most of the performers we mentioned on Friday, and casts the Gathering of the Juggalos as the one remaining safe haven from the “sell-out zombies” who dominate the mainstream. “Freedom still exists here with us!,” beckons Psychopathic security man Chop. […]

  • Geto Boys, Danny Brown, Bobcat Goldthwait Playing the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos

    If the Internet meme machine has seemed a little slow this summer, it’s probably because the Gathering of the Juggalos is less than a month away and Insane Clown Posse’s industrious label, Psychopathic Records, has yet to release 2012’s endlessly watchable Juggomercial. That’s already more than a month later than last year, when the 27-minute […]

  • Q&A: Rocky Director John Avildsen on Working With Lloyd Kaufman

    In last week’s print issue of the Village Voice, we spent time with Lloyd Kaufman, the Troma Entertainment president and splatter-comedy director who’s currently remaking his early ’80s original, Class of Nuke ‘Em High this summer. Kaufman’s known for his prolific career in the independent underground, but one of his earliest mentors was future Academy […]

  • The Toxic Avenger on The Toxic Avenger: Five Questions for French DJ Producer Simon Delacroix

    In the most recent print issue of the Village Voice, we visit the Long Island City headquarters of Troma Entertainment, the “almost” 40-year-old Z-movie studio responsible for such unforgettable titles as Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid!! and Tales from the Crapper. But the company’s best known creation is The Toxic Avenger, an early-’80s cult classic that […]

  • Lloyd Kaufman: The Toxic Director

    This could be the most important day of Zac Amico’s life. Or it could be nothing, just an awkward memory of the time the self-described “fat guy from New Jersey” got the chance to fulfill his junior high dreams and failed ingloriously—naked, writhing on the floor, green vomit dripping down his neck beard in front […]

  • R. Kelly’s Memoir Soulacoaster Finally Has a Release Date: Next Thursday, June 28 (!!!)

    Remember last fall’s hullabaloo surrounding R. Kelly’s memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me? First announced back in December 2009, Kelly’s book was originally slated for last November 15, but then mysteriously disappeared from online retailers a few days earlier, only to be pushed back to spring 2012. That deadline may’ve come and gone, but we […]

  • Live: Kitty Pryde Has A Graduation Party At The Knitting Factory

    Kitty Pryde Knitting Factory Friday, June 15 Better than: Karmin. What do you want to know about Kitty Pryde’s New York debut that you haven’t already read? The Wall Street Journal told you Donald Glover was there somewhere taking pictures, as was Tao Lin, who was tweeting with Kitty backstage under the pretense of buying […]

  • Q&A: Tech N9ne On Lil Wayne, The Doors, And Getting Drunk On Hip-Hop Squares

    Midwestern rap weirdo Tech N9ne had an unexpected guest spot on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV last year (“Interlude” with Andre 3000), but the 40-year-old Kansas City motormouth’s most memorable track has to be “Areola,” his 2009 not-at-all-joking breast anthem that comes with its own anatomy lesson (“Don’t know what I’m talkin ’bout/ That circle […]

  • Henry Hill, Goodfellas Gangster, on Art, the Witness Protection Program, and His Adult Circumcision

    Henry Hill was best known by Ray Liotta’s face. An East New York native famously mentored by the Lucchese crime family, Hill was the Lufthansa-heisting mobster whose 1986 memoir, the Nicholas-Pileggi-shaped Wiseguy, served as the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s modern classic Goodfellas. As TMZ reported last night, Hill died yesterday in Los Angeles at the […]

  • “Gary Jones” Wants Your Nudes

    Hunter Moore said he would set fire to the Voice‘s office if I wrote this. Actually, the 26-year-old’s exact words were, “Honestly, I will be fucking furious, and I will burn down fucking The Village Voice headquarters if you fucking write anything saying I have an FBI investigation.” Some background: Hunter Moore is a self-made […]