This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Today the musical line-up for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was announced. The event -- the 10th annual -- takes place this year on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.
Three bands will be playing each day, and the music, if not the barbecue, is free. The Block Party takes place in Ma ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
My Morning Jacket w/Band of Horses
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, December 14
Better than: The other bands on the Bonnaroo roots-jam circuit.
I sometimes imagine the young Kentucky rock fan who would one day name himself Jim James surfing the internet in the late '90s (we called it surfing bac ... More >>
Leigh RydbergNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Tuesday, November 15
Better than: Big Bang Theory reruns.
Watching Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, it's hard not to see the albatross around his neckhis estranged brother Liam, who he left behind in 2009 after a serie ... More >>
No thanksAs announced yesterday, Activision is pulling the plug on their Guitar Hero franchise, signaling the end of the iconic plastic-guitar video-game series, which began in 2005 and has since offered six main games and countless expansions. To celebrate this weird, wonderful be-your-own-r ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 1, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 26
Fillmore, Summer of '71: Graduation Day
By Don Heckman
So it turned out to be with a whimper, after all. Expecting fireworks at the Absolutely Last Final Fillmore East performance on Sunday night, we expe ... More >>
Craig Finn, taking the whole Twins thing in stride. Pics by Rob Trucks, more below.The Hold Steady
Thursday, October 7
Better than: Cirque de Soleil's Banana Shpeel or whatever usually goes on here.
I'm sure some of those Allman Brothers shows get pretty rowdy, but I still ca ... More >>
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Thursday, October 29
The first half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's two-night benefit concert and 25th-anniversary celebration lasted six hours, ended at 1:30 a.m. and featuring star-studded sets by curators Bruce S ... More >>
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The answer to the third of the three questions in yesterday's teaser quiz was The Newbeats, whose song "Bread and Butter" easily made it onto either the 10 Best or Runners-Up lists, but which one? Listen to this Youtube clip and see if can figure out in which position ... More >>
all photos by David Atlas
"We miss Jerry!" some guy felt the need to observe loudly last night, during the quietest of last night's three sets by the band once known as the Grateful Dead.
"You think we don't?" shot back, Phil Lesh, the Dead's 69-year-old beanpole bass player.
Allman Brothers Band
Thursday, March 26
I felt like this is something I should do at least once, given that many people feel like they should do this, like, hundreds of times. "There's an extra rig onstage," notes a clearly loyal gentleman in the men's bathroom, minutes before sho ... More >>