By Brad Cohan
Present day LES is a bottomless pit of bombed bridge 'n' tunnel scenester wannabees, ex-Upper East side yuppie scum jogging past the John Varvatos store where punk was birthed at CBGB and trust fund frat kids living off their rich-assed parent's dime, drunkenly soiling the newly sprou ... More >>
By Brad Cohan
Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>
Fred Hersch Trio
Wednesday, September 12
Better than: Whatever "the same ol', same ol'" means to you.
I wish some neuroscientist (perhaps edgy violinist-turned-Columbia University neurobiologist Dave Soldier?) would conduct a study on the musical transformation of pianist Fred Her ... More >>
Leon Reid IV, the artist who wants to stick a 60-foot spider on the Brooklyn Bridge, is best known for his public works.
But he's recently started working on a private collection, "Welcome Home Soldier," to highlight foreclosure and homelessness faced by American soldiers returning from Iraq and Af ... More >>
Kool Keith used to love the Times Square of the early '80s; while interviewing him for this week's Voice, he waxed lyrical on the subject. Here's his full and lengthy rememberance of the days when 42nd Street was a seedier place, one lit by marquees advertising kung-fu flicks and boomboxes that look ... More >>
On Opening Day if someone had offered you a bet that after 41 games the Mets would have a better record than the Yankees, would you have taken it? I think you would. I would have taken it in a heartbeat. But after the Yankees' loss to Cincinnati yesterday in a dreary 5-2 game, and the Mets 6-5 vict ... More >>
David Miscavige opened yet another "Ideal Org" this weekend, showing up to cut the ribbon at the new Church of Scientology in Florence, Kentucky (servicing the Cincinnati area).
As you can see in the photo to the right, Miscavige showed up long enough to open the new building Saturday, which is jus ... More >>
via Jazz Legacy Films
Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Foster died on Tuesday in his Chesapeake, Va., home.
Born in Cincinnati on September 21, 1928, Foster's early jazz career was primarily in the Midwest, where he played tenor and soprano saxophone as a studen ... More >>
Police are looking for two "masked bandits" who shot two men in a Greenwich Village apartment Monday night during what investigators think was a botched drug deal. The dealers/victims? A 31-year-old ex-con who served time in Arizona for another pot-related charge and the 24-year-old son of a ... More >>
"America, you can count on me to be conservative through and through!" announced an unusually clothed Robert Burck in Times Square today. Burck, in case somehow you don't know, is better known as the Times Square tourist fixture "The Naked Cowboy" -- a gig for which he dons only a cowboy hat, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
March 27, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 24
'Let's Get a Rip Torn Type'
by Michael Zwerin
If you want to laugh at an actor named Rip Torn, that's your problem. Born Elmore Torn 37 years ago in Temple, Texas, he was nicknamed Rip around the house ... More >>