Commodore Barry Park
Sunday, August 26
Better than: Sitting at home, waiting for Breaking Bad to start.
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were some of the original architects of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix pushed it forward in the late '60s. Then came Prince. And Bad B ... More >>
As we exclusively reported yesterday, daylight savings is ending late tonight (technically tomorrow morning) at 2 a.m.. On the plus side, you will get one more hour of sleep. Unfortunately, this will be at the expense of a full season's worth of sunlight, vitamin D, and your sanity. Nonethele ... More >>
Drop the Lime says hello. Pics by Puja.Trouble & Bass
Wednesday, February 3
Better Than: Any sock hop your school threw when you were a child.
Hotel nightlife is something that we're immensely intrigued with here at SOTC -- it's something that we aim to love but often approach wit ... More >>
New Year's Eve is next Friday, which means you probably already missed out on Patti Smith tickets. Wait much longer and there won't be much left to choose from. So, in the interests of being servicey, and in honor of the news that 2010's Most Important Singles Artist, Ariel Pink, will be in a ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Silent Movies (out now September 28, via Pi) is a gorgeous and insular detour for downtown guitar visionary Marc Ribot, a dude best known for frenetic Tzadik -endorsed aggro-jazz, wild excursions wi ... More >>
Joan MarcusMillion Dollar Quartet has proven that by throwing together a low-budget show with actors imitating four music legends (in this case Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins), the tourists will come and you can make lots of cash while nabbing some acclaim and even a To ... More >>
Even though we eat and sleep local music over here at SOTC, after countless hours of perusing the blogosphere and sifting through mail, we just had to say it: What the fuck, New York? We're talking to you, Wakey! Wakey! That's why we decided to create the First Annual Worst Band Name in New Y ... More >>
He still gets the ladies. Pics by Vita Generalova.
Friday, June 25
There is a (probably apocryphal) story about Chuck Berry at a 1980s concert that, like most things from the decade, is just crazy enough to work. The single most important progenitor of rock 'n' roll a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
March 9, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 21
Notes from Underfoot
By Richard Goldstein
Where do they all come from department:
Backing up the Jefferson Airplane at the Cafe Au Go-Go last week, an incredible group from Toronto called the Paupers ... More >>
Yeah it's Christmas, but it's also the dawn of the first of many, many maddeningly inconclusive conversations you're about to have about your New Year's plans. Let this guide help you. We're out of here for the day, and back on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend.
May your holidays look a lot like this. ... More >>