Nearly four decades ago, frontman Peter Murphy and his bandmates in Bauhaus recorded what Murphy calls the "'Stairway to Heaven' of the post-punk period." But with the release of that tune, "Bela Lugosi's Dead," Bauhaus innovated a form of avant-garde rock that would influence artists ranging from l ... More >>
The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
Go-Go Harder proves that New York is the best place to go, go, go
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 32 Where have all the hipsters gone? By Bill Amidon What's going on around here? Where the hell is everybody? I've been living in the West and East Villages for the past 13 years and I'v known a gang of ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories about the man, the latter starting with this piece, first published on September 2, 1965, on the tension between Mods and Rockers at an early show during the divi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 2 Dance Journal By Jill Johnston LEUCADIA: 20 miles north of San Diego...because we're sitting here splitting fields and relaxing together and Pauline Oliveros is playing me a tape of a performance of he ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 22, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 45 A Concurrence of Poets, And One Who Stayed Home by Joe Flaherty Possibly realizing their influence on the Great Society and the mathematicians in Chicago, a group of writers and artists staged what th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 15, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 44 A Death in the Family by Leticia Kent We have had a death in the family. Don McNeill accidentally drowned last Saturday night near his rented summer cottage in Monroe, New York. He was 23 years old. T ... More >>
A rock icon looks back at her youth
A Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg St. Ann's Warehouse Friday, January 22 Nothing crystallizes the identity politics lurking somewhere near the core of pop music quite like benefit and tribute concerts, where donor acts reconstruct the beneficiary in their own image, often to revelatory - or, nearly a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 27, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 15 Rolling Stoned with Joyous 'Pornographer' By Stephanie Harrington Ed Sanders: "Fuck You" editor - publisher - printer - conceiver. Fugs founder. Pharoah fancier fantastic. Classicist, cigar store cle ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 7, 1965, Vol. X, No. 51 Dylan in October By Jack Newfield They booed Bob Dylan at Newport in July, they insulted him at Forest Hills in August, but last Friday at Carnegie Hall they screamed for more of his "rock folk" poetry ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives August 26, 1965, Vol. X, No. 45 A funny thing happened on our way through the archives... We don't seem to have a copy of the August 26, 1965 Voice. Each of our library's two bound volumes for that period, for some reason, substitute ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 23Dylan Meets the PressBy J.R. GoddardFour years ago a thin, aquiline-faced boy of 19 got off the subway from Hibbing, Minnesota, to come up for air in the Village, bearing with him no more than a battered guita ... More >>
Violate some categories! A downtown poet-performer collects 25 years of art writing.
Good thing Carl Sandburg's not around to read them. FSG publishes the complete correspondence.
Flying himself into the world of geopolitics
Another stomping, shouting jazz bassist (he's got some poetry, too) takes over the family business
A radical on the bench weighs an FBI agent's fate
Not everyone at the storied hotel is a legend: stories from some of the Chelsea's lesser-known residents
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria
The East Village's Howl festival collapses amid mudslinging, debt, and broken promises
Lennon rock doc is both poignant and topical
Words of a feather: the surprising fictional output of a New York School poet
He Will Run Out of Fare To The Supreme Court
The 'Voice' reports the queer revolution
Alfred Leslie has not left the building
Awful poems sought and found: From spam to Google, flarf redefines random
When Italo Met MLK
Faced With Eviction, Taylor Mead Cleans House.
Looking for Suzuki Beane
His Private Life Is None of Our Business. His Public Life Certainly Is.
Remembering a Poet
Can a Woman Find Passion and Partnership With a Gay Man? Believe It!
Pluck Your Magic Twanger, Froggy
25 Years (and Counting) of Nuyorican Poets Café