Free jazz is challenging, violent, political, spiritual, joyous, peaceful, and a million other things. It's about shattering forms in order to find a new world of sound somewhere further outside. And once this new world is found, it's time to go looking for a newer one.
When, as a college student, ... More >>
The sublimely dissonant psych-smear painted by Bardo Pond for the last two decades has been one huge slice of fuckheaven. While the Killadelphia band brings the noise via mounds upon mounds of distorto-waves, wah-wah swoosh and pedal hopping, its music is actually quite gorgeous, thanks to t ... More >>
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December 29, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 11
Stokely Carmichael: He Turns Them On
By Don McNeill
The Village Theater audience was still vibrating from the black soul-sounds of Marion Brown and Jackie McLean when Stokely Carmichael bounded on ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 18, 1965, Vol. X, No. 22Gig at Gate: Return of the White Liberal StompersBy Jack NewfieldGoateed, immaculately dressed Negroes looking for a pogrom, carefully coifed Hadassah ladies looking for a lynching and impassive hipsters looking f ... More >>