Bill Graham

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    July 7, 2014

    The Rolling Stones' Rocky Road to Exile on Main Street

    Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile By Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 196 pp. $25.99. Like estranged lovers who can't quite quilt each other, music journalist Robert Greenfield and the Rolling Stones have kept coming back together through the least ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    A Guide to Phish's On-Stage Hand signals, From Drunken Bar Swing to Pork Tornado

    When a band doesn't rely on a set list, they often find other ways to communicate on stage during the music. Phish, a band utterly reliant on improvisation, has gotten particularly good at this. In fact, they have created a whole non-verbal language to let its members know what song to go into next. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Joshua Light Show - NYU - September 14th and 16th, 2012

    Terry & Gyan Riley Skirball Center, New York University Friday, September 14 Forro in the Dark, Debo Band Skirball Center, New York University Sunday, September 16 Better than: A Pink Floyd laser show. A couple of what used to be called "world music" acts—local Brazilian expats Forro in the ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Q&A: Penelope Houston On Balancing Her New Solo Album With The Ever-Evolving Tale Of Her First Band, The Avengers

    Penelope Houston, the former lead singer of San Francisco punk legends The Avengers, has her solo shoes on again with the recent release of On Market Street (Devoted Ruins), her first solitary salvo in seven-plus years. But the official reissue of The Avengers' self-titled, posthumous LP—out t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    It's 1971, and the Voice is Already Nostalgic for the 1960s

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 26, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 34 One-way street By Lucian K. Truscott IV Last Wednesday was hot and sunny. On St. Mark's Place, once the home of James Fenimore Cooper and later W. H. Auden and Abbie Hoffman, the air hung in soggy, hea ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    The Last Show at the Fillmore

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Bill Graham Closes Down The Fillmore

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 6, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 18 Remember the Fillmore? By Lucian K. Truscott IV Out on the street, a group of black-clad, tough-looking longhairs who called themselves the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers were distributing a handbill. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Radicalization of Hip Is Now Complete

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 28, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 7 The Lower East Side: Radicalization of Hip by Steve Lerner The radicalization of hip, as it is known in Movement circles, is now complete. While only last year militants looked down on the hippie and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Bill Graham Fills Central Park with San Francisco Groovy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 9, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 30 East is West -- A Ritual of Energy by Don McNeill Sunday the San Francisco sound came out in New York. Not that the past performances of the Grateful Dead or the Jefferson Airplane have been in any way a ... More >>

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    Return to Arable Land

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